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Blue-Ribbon Committee on Judicial Recruitment

 

The Idaho Supreme Court will appoint a blue-ribbon committee to examine ways to improve judicial recruitment in Idaho.

 

Recruiting highly qualified judges is essential to the Supreme Court’s constitutional mission to provide timely, fair and impartial justice. However, encouraging the best and brightest to apply has become an increasing challenge — particularly for district judge vacancies.

 

This special committee is in keeping with an Idaho tradition of using thoughtful and deliberative processes to address changes to judicial recruitment and selection processes. The committee is expected to work within the 2022 calendar year, providing recommendations to shape later reforms.

 

The Supreme Court earlier this year surveyed members of the Idaho State Bar about their views on judicial service and recruitment in this state. The Supreme Court will work with its blue-ribbon committee to review the results of that survey (published below) and address questions that arise from it.

 

Here are current documents related to the committee's work:

 

- 2022 Judicial Recruitment Bar Survey

 

- News Release: 2022 Judicial Recruitment Bar Survey

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.

 

Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn



Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford

 

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