Caseflow Management Efforts in Idaho
The mission of the Idaho Judiciary is to “provide access to justice through timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.” The Advancing Justice Committee was established in Idaho to carry out this mission, and was tasked by the Idaho Supreme Court to identify best practices in the area of caseflow management, develop a statewide caseflow management plan, and assist with the development of individual plans for the judicial districts. The Committee developed the statewide plan, which was adopted by the Idaho Supreme Court in 2015. The plan is being used as a framework for the more detailed, case type-specific caseflow management plans for Idaho’s individual judicial districts. The statewide plan emphasizes proactive case management, early and continuous assessment, discovery plans, informal methods for the resolution of discovery disputes, and meaningful pretrial conferences.