Corona Virus Court information as of 3/16/2020:

Administrative order 2020-02 Order regarding the Second Judicial District Reduced Operations
Link to the Idaho Supreme Court Emergency Orders 

Welcome to the home page for the Second Judicial District, State of Idaho. The Second Judicial District includes the counties of Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Idaho and Nez Perce located in North Central Idaho.

The Administrative Judge of the Second District is the District Judge John C. Judge, whose chambers are located in the Latah County.

Second Judicial District Local Rules (March 2020): Admin Order 2020-01    

JUDICIAL VACANCY - Nez Perce County Magistrate Judge

The Magistrates Commission of the Second Judicial District will convene on January 24, 2023, commencing at 9:30 a.m., at the Nez Perce County Brammer Building-Conference Room, 1225 Idaho Street, Lewiston, Idaho, to interview applicants to fill the Magistrate Judge vacancy in Nez Perce County.   Members of the public may attend the interviews.

 The following individuals will be interviewed:

 9:30     Alexis R. Klempel, Assistant County Attorney - Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office - Caldwell, Idaho

10:30   Joanna M. McFarland, Private attorney and public defense in the Counties of Nez Perce, Latah, Benewah, Shoshone, and Idaho County – Lewiston, Idaho

11:30   Victoria Olds, Lewis County Magistrate Judge – Nezperce, Idaho

1:30     Kelley Porter, Senior Judicial Staff Attorney in Nez Perce County – Genesee, Idaho

2:30     Jacob Edward Reisenauer, Nez Perce County Deputy Prosecutor – Lewiston, Idaho

3:30     Donald G. Terry, Bonner County Deputy Public Defender – Sandpoint, Idaho

 Following the interviews, the applicants and the public will be excused while the Commission deliberates and selects the successful candidate.                     

The Magistrate Commission contains the following individuals.

Administrative District Judge John Judge

Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall

Elected Clerk Kathy Ackerman

Roland Gammill, Trial Court Administrator

City of Grangeville Mayor Wes Lester

City of Potlatch Mayor David Brown

City of Lewiston Mayor Dan Johnson

Ferris Paisano – Community member

Robert S. Coleman, Jr. – Community member

Cody Moore – Attorney

Wynn Mosman – Attorney

2023 Chairman of County Commissioners from each county.

  The current Chairman, may not be the Chairman in Jan. 2023

Rick Winkel – Clearwater County

Skip Brandt – Idaho County (delegated to Dennis Duman)

Kathie LaFortune – Latah County (delegated to Thomas Lamar)

Greg Johnson – Lewis county

Don Beck (will be Chairman in 2023) – Nez Perce County

For further information please contact the Trial Court Administrator at POB 896, Lewiston ID 83501, 208-799-3077, Fax 888-789-3193, tca2@co.nezperce.id.us.

Public Questionnaire  Public Questionnaires can be submitted through January 6, 2023

Have questions or need additional information, visit our Contact Info page.



ALERT: Due to the Corona virus, as a cautionary measure the Focus on Children classes are cancelled until further notice. We have an online option available during this period, please call 208-799-3052 and leave your name, phone number, case number and someone will be in touch if you wish to take the class online

Focus on Children On-line Registration Form - You can also fill out the registration at the bottom of the Family Court Services page on this website.

Flyer - Steps for Online Focus On the Children Class to pay $40 fee


State of Idaho - Odyssey Data - iPortal (includes entire state as of 10/9/18)

UPDATED LAW AND MOTION TIMES FOR Nez Perce County as of 10/1/2019:

Judge Sunil Ramalingam - Thursdays at 9 am.
Judge Michelle M. Evans - Thursdays at 10 am.
Judge Karin R. Seubert - Thursdays at 11 am.

Trial Court Administrator

Roland Gammill
P. O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501
Telephone 208-799-3077
Fax 888-789-3193
Email: tca2@co.nezperce.id.us

Merilynn Scharnhorst - Deputy Trial Court Administrator
Telephone 208-799-3056

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