Court Assistance Office
The Court Assistance Office is located in Room 214 of the Bannock County Courthouse.
Welcome to the Court Assistance Office
You can see what the Court Assistance Office has to offer on the Idaho Supreme Court website at www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov. This website provides tools and information for people who want to represent themselves in court or who are unable to afford an attorney.
Here in Bannock County, we offer a free pre-filing Family Law Workshop every Wednesday morning beginning promptly at 9:30. If you intend to file for:
- Divorce with minor children,
- Custody, or
You can get your forms from Idaho Supreme Court website or purchase a packet of forms at Room 218 at the Bannock Courthouse, Please plan on attending a mandatory educational workshop held Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Room 312. Your receipt will have details.
Packet fees are as follows: Divorce Packet: $30.00 Custody Packet: $30.00 Modification Packet: $30.00 Response Packet: $15
All packet fees include:
Forms for filing
Filing review and prep
If you have legal questions, we also offer a free Attorney Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning promptly @ 2:00 pm. If your legal needs are urgent, you may seek advice by contacting the Idaho State Bar at (208) 334-4500 or online at www.isb.idaho.gov and utilize the Lawyer Referral services link.
If you have other questions and would like them answered in person, walk-in assistance is available at the Court Assistance Office:
Walk-Ins Daily 9-12 & 1-5 (closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch)
We are closed on Wednesdays for Workshops
Call for appointment times and availability if you wish to schedule an appointment
The Court Assistance Office is primarily only available by message. If you wish to leave your name, phone number and a brief description of your case, your call will be returned.
You can email your questions to Rebekah Gruel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Form reviews can be done during CAO Form Review Workshops which are generally on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at 2pm in Courtroom 108. We do NOT do form review during the walk-in hours. For all Workshops, please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as you will need to sign-in and fill-out a form. If you arrive late and Courtroom door has been closed indicating the Workshop has already begun, you will be invited to attend the next available Workshop. Thank you.
Forms and instructions are also available for the following legal services:
- Divorce (no children)
- Child Support
- Name Change
- Small Claims
- Landlord and Tenant Issues
We look forward to assisting you!
- This website provides tools and information for people who want to represent themselves in court, or who are unable to afford an attorney and would otherwise be unable to get their day in court.
- The materials and assistance you receive on the ISC website, this website, or in the Sixth Judicial District Court Assistance Office are no substitute for talking with a lawyer. Laws and court rules are very complex. Consequently, keep in mind, even if you follow the instructions provided and use our forms you are not guaranteed to win your case.
- The ISC materials are meant to help you educate yourself through the process.
- It is always advisable to talk to a lawyer before proceeding on your own, especially if your situation is complicated or you expect difficulties.
NOTICE: The Court Assistance Officer does not represent parties or any of their interests. While confidentiality practices concerning anything discussed are utilized, it is not guaranteed. The Court Assistance Officer may provide services to the opposing party/ies (other person/s involved in the same case). The Court Assistance Officer can only give information; not interpretations of laws or strategies for any case. If seeking representation, a confidential consultation, or legal advice, you will have to consult with a private attorney.