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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 Jay P. Gaskill, whose chambers are located in the Nez Perce County Courthouse in Lewiston, Idaho.

For additional contact information, please follow the "Court Contact Info" link to the left.  

 Focus on Children Schedule - 2018

Focus on Children Schedule - 2019

FOCUS ON CHILDREN CLASSES  (FOC):

Please choose "Family Court Services" from the listing on the left to get information on class dates, times, and registration information.

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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THE

POSITION OF DISTRICT JUDGE OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

 Notice is hereby given that the Judicial Council is now accepting applications for the position of District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District with chambers in Ada County. The Idaho Judicial Council is starting the process of selecting nominees to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Richard D. Greenwood, effective March 31, 2019. The salary of a district judge is $135,400.00. (Comprehensive information about the benefits afforded district judges is available by clicking here. The judge shall hear cases primarily in Ada County, but may preside over cases in other counties as assigned. In addition, the judge may preside over one or more problem-solving courts.

         Under Idaho Code § 34-616 (5), to be appointed to the office of district judge, a person must, at the time of appointment meet all the following qualifications:

 (a) Be at least thirty (30) years of age;

(b) Be a citizen of the United States and an elector in the state of Idaho;

(c) Have been a legal resident of the state of Idaho for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment;

(d) Have been in good standing as an active or judicial member of the Idaho state bar for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment; and

(e) Have held a license to practice law or held a judicial office in one (1) or more jurisdictions for at least ten (10) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment.

        In addition, as described in Idaho Code 1-809, district judges shall actually reside at the place designated as resident chambers.

Application forms are available on the Judicial Council website at www.judicialcouncil.idaho.gov. You must use the revised 1/1/2018 application form.  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OFFICE NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., NOVEMBER 5, 2018 Applications should be submitted to:

Idaho Judicial Council, David W. Cantrill, Executive Director, P.O. Box 1397, Boise, Idaho  83701, Telephone:  (208) 334-5213, or delivered to the Idaho Judicial Council Office at the Banner Bank Bldg., 950 W. Bannock Street, Suite 610, Boise, Idaho, 83702.

Immediately following receipt of the applications, the Judicial Council will circulate a questionnaire to the Bar via e-mail and to the general public concerning the qualifications of the applicants and will notify each applicant of the time and date for personal interviews.  The Council is currently planning to meet on January 10, 2019, in Boise, Idaho for interviews and selection of the nominees.

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP

 A Judicial Recruitment Workshop will be held October 24, 2018 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 409 at the Ada County Courthouse. This workshop will provide information to attorneys about what it is like to be on the bench, the selection process, the opportunities available, and benefits of judicial service.

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Magistrate Judge Applicant Qualifications

You are requested to complete the qualification questionnaire regarding the candidates for Magistrate Judge in the Fourth Judicial District, Ada County.  We encourage lawyers with knowledge of these candidates’ qualifications to complete the questionnaire to provide their evaluations and comments.

Idaho Rule of Professional Conduct 8.2(a) prohibits a lawyer from making a statement “that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge … or of a candidate for election or appointment to judicial or legal office.”

Please note that the Magistrates Commission engages in the analysis of broad trends as shown by the surveys, without particular emphasis on any one criteria or response, while ensuring the anonymity of the lawyers’ responses.

The candidates are not provided the comments from this survey.

From time to time, a member of the Magistrates Commission will follow up on comments in the candidate interview.  If a comment is so specific that it might reveal the identity of the responding lawyer, it is edited to a more general statement to ensure anonymity.

To complete the Attorney questionnaire, please go to the following link:   https://idcourts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bBjq3zP0A4G7wdD

Deadline to respond:  November 13, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., MST

List of Candidates Follows:

ARNOLD, Rebecca Williams is General Counsel, WH Moore Company, Boise, ID

COURTNEY,  Andrea Lynn is a Deputy Attorney General, Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Boise, ID

CRECELIUS, Marc Ryan is a Deputy Attorney General, Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Boise, ID

DALE, Kira Lynn is a Staff Attorney, US District Court, Boise, ID

DAVIS, Sarah Elizabeth is a Staff Attorney, US District Court, Boise, ID

DINGELDEIN, Adam David is a Deputy City Attorney, City of Boise, Boise, ID

EVANS, Jeremy Orland is a Staff Attorney, Ada County, Meridian, ID

FERGUSON, Brent Alan is a Deputy Prosecutor, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Meridian, ID

JUDD, Brett Best is a Deputy Prosecutor, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Boise, ID

KAREL, V. Renee is an Attorney, Susan Lynn Mimura & Associates, Eagle, ID

LAYNE, Deena Anne is Deputy Legal Counsel, Idaho Supreme Court, Boise, ID

LEARNED, Scott Ross is an Attorney, Learned Lawyer, PLLC, Boise, ID

MCCARTHY, Gabriel Justin is an Attorney, Sole Practitioner, Boise, ID

NAFZGER, Jodi Ann is an Associate Professor, Concordia University School of Law, Boise, ID

STERN, Frances Ruth is an Attorney, MSBT Law, Chartered, Boise, ID

TOLLEFSON, Theodore Steven is a Deputy Attorney General, Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Boise, ID

VOORHEES, Dennis Scott is an Attorney, Canyon River Law, LLP, Twin Falls, ID

WHITE, Jeffrey Scott is a Deputy Prosecutor, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Meridian, ID

WICKARD, Joshua Mitchell is a Deputy Public Defender, Ada County, Boise, ID

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District Judge Applicant Qualifications

You are requested to complete the qualification questionnaire regarding the candidates for District Judge in the Fourth Judicial District, Ada County.  We encourage lawyers with knowledge of these candidates’ qualifications to complete the questionnaire to provide their evaluations and comments.

Idaho Rule of Professional Conduct 8.2(a) prohibits a lawyer from making a statement “that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge … or of a candidate for election or appointment to judicial or legal office.”

Please note that the Idaho Judicial Council engages in the analysis of broad trends as shown by the surveys, without particular emphasis on any one criteria or response, while ensuring the anonymity of the lawyers’ responses.

The candidates are not provided the comments from this survey.

From time to time, a member of the Judicial Council will follow up on comments in the candidate interview.  If a comment is so specific that it might reveal the identity of the responding lawyer, it is edited to a more general statement to ensure anonymity.

To complete the questionnaire, please go to the following link:

https://idcourts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDL00pK2Thhi1r7 - Attorney Log in

Public Questionnaire 

Deadline to respond:  November 26, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., MST

List of Candidates Follows:

CAWTHON, JAMES S., JR. is a Magistrate Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, Boise, Idaho

COURTNEY, ANDREA L., is a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho, Boise, Idaho

EVANS, JEREMY O., is a Staff Attorney for Ada County, Meridian, Idaho

FAULKS, MATTHEW W., is a Lawyer in private practice in Caldwell and Payette, Idaho

GARDUNIA, THERESA L., is a Magistrate Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, Boise, Idaho

GLYNN, DANIEL L., is a Lawyer in private practice, Boise, Idaho

MILLER, PATRICK J., is a Lawyer in private practice, Boise, Idaho

NICKELS, BRYAN A., is a Lawyer in private practice in Boise, Idaho

WHITE, JEFFREY S., is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Ada County, Meridian, Idaho

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FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR TWIN FALLS COUNTY

The Magistrates Commission of the Fifth Judicial District is seeking applicants for a Magistrate Judge position in Twin Falls County.  The position will fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Roger Harris to District Judge effective January 7, 2018.

Effective July 1, 2015, to be appointed to the office of magistrate judge, a person must, at the time of appointment, meet all of the following qualifications:

a.      Be at least (30) thirty years of age;

b.     Be a citizen of the United States;

c.      Have been a legal resident of the state of Idaho for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment;

d.     Have been in good standing as an active or judicial member of the Idaho state bar for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment; and

e.      Have held a license to practice law or held a judicial office in one (1) or more jurisdictions for at least five (5) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment. 

f.      Be a qualified elector of the State of Idaho

g.     After appointment, reside in the county for which the magistrate judge is appointed. 

Appointees are subject to be assigned to hear cases throughout the judicial district, and may also be assigned outside the district by the Idaho Supreme Court.  Effective July 1, 2018, the annual salary for the position is $123,400 plus state benefits.

Application forms in MS word and/or PDF are available at www.isc.idaho.gov/adminforms  - bottom left side for the magistrate judge application

All application materials for this position must be received by the Trial Court Administrator of the Fifth Judicial District at the address listed above no later than noon on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Do not attach any documents not specifically required by this application.

       Shelli Tubbs, Trial Court Administrator, Fifth Judicial District, 427 Shoshone Street North, P.O. Box 126, Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126, 208-736-4085, e-mail: stubbs@co.twin-falls.id.us

Letters of recommendation are limited to a quantity of five (5) and must be submitted to the Trial Court Administrator no later than Thursday, November 29, 2018.  The State of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and its employment practices conform to the requirements outlined in Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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NEZ PERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT:

Nez Perce County Weekly Judges' Rotation - 2018

Nez Perce County Weekly Judges' Rotation - 2019

State of Idaho - Data Repository - ISTARS - No longer active  for the state of Idaho

State of Idaho - Odyssey Data - iPortal  - includes the whole state of Idaho as of 10/9/2018.

For further information, please contact:

Roland Gammill
Trial Court Administrator
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501
Telephone 208-799-3077
Fax 208-746-7987 or 888-789-3193
E-mail Trial Court Administrator