Want to help improve Idaho’s justice system? A new committee is looking for candidates

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The Idaho Supreme Court is seeking candidates to join a new committee that will help shape the future of Idaho’s court system.

The state’s highest court announced this month that it would create a special committee on the recruitment and selection of judges. The committee will assess ways to improve the recruitment of Idaho judges, as well as concerns about the Idaho Judicial Council, which helps fill judicial vacancies that open between elections.

Members of the public and attorneys can apply to serve on the Special Committee by sending a cover letter and CV or biography to [email protected]. Applications are due April 8.

The committee will also include a district judge, a magistrate and several members appointed by the executive and legislative branches, a press release said.

“The Idaho Supreme Court supports an approach to addressing concerns about judicial recruitment, including the composition and processes of the Judicial Council, that considers the perspectives of all three branches of government,” said Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan in the release. “But the views of those the courts serve every day, lawyers and non-lawyers, are also essential to finding good solutions.”

More information can be found on the Idaho Supreme Court website at isc.idaho.gov.

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