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Glossary Check: Idaho Judicial Rules of Practice and Procedure 

10 Apr, 2023 Frank Ferreri

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Boise, ID (WorkersCompensation.com) -- Any practicing attorney or anyone who’s had to work their way through a court system knows well that there are plenty of rules about practice and procedure to govern what needs to be filed and when and how things must go for a case to get to court. 

There’s also a language that goes along with it, and Idaho has definitions that apply to the judicial rules of practice and procedure. Here’s a look at those Gem State terms

Term Definition 
File or filing The actual receipt of a document by the Commission via email, fax, or physical delivery to the Commission’s main office at 11321 W. Chinden Blvd. (Bldg. #2), Boise, Idaho 83714. To be deemed filed on a particular day, hand delivered or mailed documents must arrive at the Commission’s main office before the close of business at 5:00 p.m., Mountain Time, as shown by the Commission's date stamp. Documents received after 5:00 p.m., Mountain Time, will be deemed filed the next business day. Documents received via email or fax before midnight, Mountain Time, will be considered filed on that date, unless an exception applies. 
Service or serve The transfer of a document or pleading to the other party or parties. Service may be accomplished by U.S. mail, overnight service, parcel service, email, personal service or facsimile transmission.   
Pro se A person acting as their own legal counsel in matters before the Commission. 
Commission The Idaho Industrial Commission; this includes one or more of the three Commissioners, any Referee, Mediator, or any other person to whom the Commissioners have delegated any part of their authority. 
Default The failure of a party to answer when required within a specified time period 
Prima facie The first appearance of evidence that, on its face, is sufficient to establish a fact. A prima facie case is established by providing sufficient evidence to prove eligibility for benefits. 
De novo A process in which a prior decision or determination is reviewed with a fresh analysis of the pleadings, testimony, and exhibits. 

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      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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