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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.  

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NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT, SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

MAGISTRATE JUDGE – LATAH COUNTY

The following individuals have made application for the Magistrate Judge vacancy in Latah County:

 

CRAIG, JAMES E. is Deputy General Counsel for U of I, Moscow, ID

EWERS, JENNIFER ANN is a Private Practice Attorney, Moscow, ID

GIGRAY, MARY F. is a Deputy Public Defender, Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

HAGELBERG, LUKE A. is a Bonner County Public Defender, Sandpoint, ID

HORROCKS, MICHAEL BLAINE is a Special Deputy Attorney General, Coeur d’Alene, ID

MARSHALL, MEGAN E. is a Private Practice Attorney, Moscow, ID

MIHARA, KINZO H. is a Private Practice Attorney, Coeur d’Alene, ID

MOSMAN, WYNN ROBERT is a Private Practice Attorney, Moscow, ID

NAGY, KEN EVERETT is a Private Practice Attorney, Lewiston, ID

PALL, ZACHARY AARON is the Lewis County Prosecutor, Nezperce, ID

VAAGE, REBECCA JOY is a Private Practice Attorney, Orofino, ID

The Supreme Court will launch an Attorney survey which will be distributed to attorneys statewide beginning October 17, 2018, and concluding November 7, 2018.

During the same period the public can make comments.  Forms are available from the County Courthouses in the Second Judicial District and from the Second Judicial District Webpage http://sjdc.isc.idaho.gov/.

After closure of the comment period, the Magistrates Commission of the Second Judicial District will identify the candidates to be interviewed and release an interview date in Latah County.  Members of the public may attend the interviews.

                Roland Gammill, Trial Court Administrator, Second Judicial District, Nez Perce County Courthouse, P.O. Box 896, Lewiston, ID 83501  Telephone: (208) 799-3050, e-mail:  tca2@co.nezperce.id.us

 

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Owyhee County Magistrate Judge Applicant Qualifications

You are requested to complete the qualification questionnaire regarding the candidates for Magistrate Judge in the Third Judicial District, Owyhee 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 questionnaire, please go to the following link:

https://idcourts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hL4G8vk0TNiDXL

Deadline to respond:  October 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., MDT

List of Candidates:

ARNOLD, REBECCA is General Counsel for W.H. Moore Company, Meridian, ID

BURROWS, DARTANYON is a Private Attorney/Partner at Massoth & Burrows, Payette, ID

BYBEE, MARC is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

CLARK, SUSAN is a Public Defender with Ada County, Boise, ID

DARRINGTON, T. SHANE is a Private Attorney, Weiser, ID

DAVIS, SCOTT is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

FAULKS, MATTHEW is a Private Attorney, Caldwell, ID

GIGRAY, MARY is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

HAGELBERG, LUKE is a Public Defender with Bonner County, Sandpoint, ID

HIBBERT, HYRUM is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

LARSEN, MCCORD is a Prosecuting Attorney for Cassia County, Burley, ID

ROARK, JENNIFER is a Private Attorney with Hamilton, Michaelson & Hilty, Nampa, ID

SWANSON, GREGORY is a Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

THOMPSON, MATTHEW is a Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office, Boise, ID

VOGT, CONCHITA is a City Attorney for the City of Boise, Boise, ID

VOORHEES, DENNIS is a Private Attorney/Partner at Canyon River Law, Twin Falls, ID

 

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NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

MAGISTRATE JUDGE –       ADA COUNTY

              The Magistrates Commission of the Fourth Judicial District is seeking applicants for the position of Magistrate Judge for Ada County.  The position will be chambered in the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.  The position will be initially designated to the family law docket, but may change depending on the court’s docket needs.  

            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:

  1. Be at least (30) thirty years of age;
  2. Be a citizen of the United States;
  3. Have been a legal resident of the state of Idaho for at least two (2) continuous years immediately preceding such appointment;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Be a qualified elector of the State of Idaho; and
  7. After appointment, reside in the county for which the magistrate judge is appointed. 

The appointee may be assigned to hear cases throughout the judicial district, and may also be assigned outside the district by the Idaho Supreme Court.  The annual salary for the position is $123,400, plus state benefits.

Application forms are available by U.S. mail, from the Fourth District Court Trial Court Administrator, or from the Court’s web site at the following link:   http://fourthjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/.

You can also request an application from:

Larry D. Reiner, Trial Court Administrator, Fourth Judicial District Court, 200 W. Front Street, Boise, ID 83702-7300, (208) 287-7500

            All application materials for this position must be received by the Trial Court Administrator of the Fourth Judicial District at the address listed above no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018.  Do not attach writing samples or any other documents not specifically required by this application.

        Late applications will not be accepted.  Applications will not be accepted by FAX or e-mail.

             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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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THE

POSITION OF DISTRICT JUDGE OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that the Judicial Council is now accepting applications for the position of District Judge of the Fifth Judicial District with chambers in Jerome County.  The Idaho Judicial Council is starting the process of selecting nominees to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable John K. Butler, 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 (hyperlink).  The judge shall hear cases in Jerome County as well as when necessary in other counties within the Fifth Judicial District to which he or she may be assigned.

        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 (1 0) 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., OCTOBER 17, 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 December 13, 2018, in Twin Falls, Idaho for interviews and selection of the nominees.

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Canyon County

Magistrate Judge Applicant Qualifications

You are requested to complete the qualification questionnaire regarding the candidates for Magistrate Judge in the Third Judicial District, Canyon 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 questionnaire, please go to the following link:

https://idcourts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FwxiHdzQpVoDJ3

Deadline to respond:  October 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m., MDT

List of Candidates:

ARNOLD, REBECCA is General Counsel for W.H. Moore Company, Meridian, ID

BURROWS, DARTANYON is a Private Attorney/Partner at Massoth & Burrows, Payette, ID

BYBEE, MARC is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

COURTNEY, ANDREA is a Deputy Attorney General at IDWR, Boise, ID

DARRINGTON, T. SHANE, is a Private Attorney, Weiser, ID

DEFORD, R. GEORGE is a Private Attorney/Owner of DeFord Law, Nampa, ID

DOWELL, RYAN is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

FAULKS, MATTHEW is a Private Attorney, Caldwell, ID

GIGRAY, MARY is a Public Defender with Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

HAGELBERG, LUKE is a Public Defender with Bonner County, Sandpoint, ID

HARMER, BENJAMIN is a Prosecuting Attorney for Ada County, Boise, ID

PASKETT, JUSTIN is a Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County, Caldwell, ID

POWELL-MCCOY, WENDY is a Private Attorney, Meridian, ID

THOMPSON, MATTHEW is a Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office of Idaho, Boise, ID

VOGT, CONCHITA is a City Attorney for the City of Boise, Boise, ID

VOORHEES, DENNIS is a Private Attorney, Twin Falls, ID

WICKARD, JOSHUA is a Public Defender with Ada County, Boise, ID

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 Nez Perce County Weekly Judges' Rotation - 2018

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.

NEZ PERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT:

Nez Perce County Weekly Judges' Rotation - 2018

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