Idaho Judicial Council Position Interviews

On June 10, the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar is interviewing three candidates to serve as an attorney member of the Idaho Judicial Council; for a five-year term that commences in June: Keely Duke, Andrew Brassey and John Rumel.

The Idaho Judicial Council is empowered by statute to nominate to the Governor persons for appointments to vacancies in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and district courts. It may make recommendations to the Supreme Court for the removal, discipline, and retirement of judicial officers. It is comprised of seven members. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who is chair, a district court judge and two lawyers appointed by the governing board of the Idaho bar with the consent of the state senate and three non-attorney members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the senate. Sitting in its disciplinary capacity, the Council may investigate complaints against justices, court of appeals judges or judges of the district courts or magistrate divisions, and members of the Industrial Commission, and in appropriate cases it may recommend to the Supreme Court the removal, discipline or retirement of a justice, judge, or magistrate judge. 

In making its selection, the Commission will be guided by the following statutory considerations, found in Idaho Code Section 1-2101: Appointment shall be made with due consideration for area representation and not more than three (3) of the permanent appointed members shall be from one (1) political party.

Questions may be directed to: Diane Minnich, Executive Director, Idaho State Bar, 208-334-4500,

June 10 – Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar meeting agenda

Topic: Judicial Council Interview

Time: Jun 10, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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