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February 3, 2021 - Justice Roger Burdick Will Retire from the Idaho Supreme Court

Justice Roger Burdick will retire from the Idaho Supreme Court on June 30, 2021, after a 47-year career that touched almost every part of the court system.

(Retirement Letter)

February 3, 2021 - Idaho Supreme Court Sets Conditions for Resuming Jury Trials on March 1, 2021

Both criminal and civil jury trials may resume across Idaho starting on March 1, 2021, as long as courts follow certain conditions and limitations ordered by the Idaho Supreme Court in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

January 27, 2021 - Chief Justice Bevan Delivers 2021 State of the Judiciary

Idaho Supreme Court Justice G. Richard Bevan today shared his vision for a transparent and accessible court system and updated lawmakers on the courts' response to the COVID-19 pandemic during his 2021 State of the Judiciary address.

January 27, 2021 - 2021 State of the Judiciary, Chief Justice Bevan

STATE OF THE JUDICIARY, given by Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan on January 27, 2021

January 25, 2021 - MEDIA ADVISORY 2021 State of the Judiciary Address

Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan will deliver his first State of the Judiciary to the Idaho Legislature at 11:15 a.m. MT on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

The annual address complements the Judicial Branch's yearly report to lawmakers ( It includes a recap of the previous year, highlights of significant programs and projects, and information on Judicial Branch budget requests for the coming fiscal year. This year it also provides Chief Justice Bevan, who assumed his leadership role Jan. 1, the opportunity to introduce himself to lawmakers and the public.

To support precautions and best practices surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Bevan will deliver his address over video. The State of the Judiciary can be watched online through Idaho In Session ( and over the air on Idaho Public Television's House and Senate feeds (the Plus and World channels). The Judicial Branch will publish a replay and the text of the address after it concludes.

January 21, 2021 - Idaho Supreme Court Hires Court Communications Manager

Nate Poppino has been hired as the communications manager for the Idaho Supreme Court.

November 4, 2020 - Bevan Named New Chief Justice, Burdick Moves to Vice Chief in January

The Idaho Supreme Court announced today that Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick will be stepping down as Chief Justice at the end of his current term on December 31, 2020.

June 29, 2020 - Gagnepain Appointed to Clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court

Melanie Gagnepain has been appointed as the Clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court, per a June 18 order by the Idaho Supreme Court. Gagnepain was elevated to this role after “having served with distinction as Deputy Chief Clerk of the Court; demonstrating subject matter competence as well as outstanding leadership and commitment to the Idaho Judiciary”.

September 20, 2019 - (Updated) State/Federal Courts to Hold Fall 2019 Admission Ceremony

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick has announced that the Joint State and Federal Courts Fall 2019 Admission Ceremony for the successful candidates of the Idaho State Bar will be held on Friday, September 27,2019, at 4:00 p.m. at the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho. The Honorable Justice John R. Stegner, Idaho Supreme Court, will be presiding and will deliver opening remarks.

September 16, 2019 - 2019 Fall Admissions Ceremony

State/Federal Courts to Hold Fall 2019 Admission Ceremony.


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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



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