07.27.16 - iCourt about to launch in Ada Co.: What to know!

A modernized electronic case management system is just days away from launching in Ada County. The new technology, known as iCourt, will allow for better information exchange among judicial partners, provide around the clock access to court records and increase efficiencies in courtrooms across the state. The technology goes live in the county on Monday, August 8.  

Ada County will be the second county in the state to launch the new technology. It was first launched in Twin Falls County last summer. 


Over the next two weeks, as Ada County transitions to iCourt, services will be limited at the courthouse.

Starting Wednesday, August 3, the current case management system, Idaho Statewide Trial Court Automated System, will be taken offline. This means the court will not be able to accept online payments, schedule criminal court dates or take new civil case filings, except emergencies. Case related payments will also not be accepted at the Ada County Juvenile Court Services building, 6300 West Denton Street in Boise, during the transition.

If you do not have urgent business with the county, you are asked to avoid the Ada County Courthouse from August 3 to August 8. If one of your clients has a court appearance scheduled during this time frame they must attend. The iCourt conversion will not excuse anyone from failing to attend a scheduled court date. If you need to pay a citation and it is not due until after August 8, please wait to pay it until iCourt is launched. On August 5, the Twin Falls Court will be closed for all but critical business to allow for the data from Ada County to integrate into the iCourt system.  


iCourt goes live August 8 at 8am.

During that week, citizens using court services should prepare for delays and be patient as employees get comfortable navigating the new system. 

As part of the transition to iCourt, the Court Data Repository will be replaced by a new system known as the iCourt Portal. Once iCourt launches in Ada County, if you want to look up the status of a trial court case or search criminal records of an individual within the county you will need to visit https://mycourts.idaho.gov. The current information from the Court Data Repository for Ada County will transition to this new website. Court records from Twin Falls County are also on the new site, while information for all the other counties can still be found by using https://idcourts.us/repository. In two years, when iCourt has launched in all 44 counties, all court records will be located on the iCourt Portal. 


Electronic filing in Ada County will also launch when iCourt goes live.

E-Filing will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes you and your colleagues to file with the court and serve other parties. The technology also gives you the freedom to file from any location, anytime as long as you have an internet connection.  

E-Filing will be phased in over a three month period starting with criminal cases. For a full schedule of the e-filing plan, please visit https://icourt.idaho.gov/efileoverview. To ensure the legal community is ready for this change, the Idaho Supreme Court is hosting trainings every other Friday. The next training will be held on Friday, July 29 at noon in the Idaho Supreme Court’s Lincoln Room. Attorneys who attend an e-Filing training will receive 1.5 CLE credits. Additional online seminars are available for free through Tyler Technologies. If you would like to register for an online training session, click here.   

> For more information regarding the iCourt launch in Ada County please visit https://icourt.idaho.gov/ or https://adacounty.id.gov.