Courts
6th District Court in Bannock County Idaho


Bannock County Court Assistance Office

The Court Assistance Office was created through an initiative through the Supreme Court of Idaho in an effort to make the courts more accessible to Self Represented Litigants without having to hire an attorney.

The Court Assistance Office (CAO) provides forms and legal information, but not legal advice. By using these forms, SRL’s (Self Represented Litigants) are enabled to represent themselves in court.


For SRL’s seeking to file one of the following cases involving
CHILD SUPPORT and/or CUSTODY:

  • Petition for Divorce WITH Minor Children
  • Petition to Establish Paternity, and/or Custody, and/or Visitation, and/or Child Support
  • Petition to Modify a Previous Order of Custody and/or Child Support

The CAO Family Law Workshop is taught EVERY Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in room 312. You don’t need to sign up ahead of time to attend, but you must arrive by 9:20 a.m. No one will be admitted after the class has started at 9:30.

The workshop is free, but you must have forms. Please purchase pre-printed forms in room 108 for $30, OR request the forms via email to print at home for FREE, OR download them for FREE at http://courtselfhelp.idaho.gov

CLICK TO VIEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

CAO INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO


If you have legal questions…

The Bannock County CAO Office hosts a FREE Attorney Clinic on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2-4 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse. A local Family Law Attorney volunteers to come in and answer questions for SRL’s at no cost.
Each patron is given a 10 minute time slot, please come with your questions prepared.

You may also seek legal advice by contacting the Idaho State Bar at (208) 334-4500 or online at https://isb.idaho.gov and click on the Lawyer Referral Services link.


Court Assistance Office Walk-In Availability:

Closed All Federal Holidays

Please call for appointment times and availability if you wish to schedule an appointment

The Court Assistance Office is primarily available by Phone Message AND Email.  If you wish to leave your name, phone number and a brief description of your case, your call will be returned within 48 hours.

You can email your questions to Rebekah F. Gruel at cao@bannockcounty.us

Form reviews can now be done ONLINE or during CAO Office Walk-In Hours.


ONLINE FORM REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING CASES

Please use this:
CAO ONLINE FORM REVIEW COVER SHEET
when emailing your documents for review.

  • MANDATORY CHILD SUPPORT DISCLOSURES- (Coming)
  • FORCIBLE DETAINER- (Coming)
  • NAME CHANGE- ADULT (Coming)
  • NAME CHANGE- MINOR (Coming)


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.

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