Idaho Judicial Council

       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 chairman, 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. The present members are:

Hon. Justice Jim Jones


Ex-Officio Chairman

J. Philip Reberger



Joel P. Hazel

Coeur d'Alene


Elizabeth S. Chavez



Hon. Thomas Ryan



Kathy Simpson

Idaho Falls


Reed W. Larsen Pocatello  

Hon. Thomas H. Borresen


Adjunct Member

Additional Information:

Executive Director
P.O. Box 1397
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 334-5213    Fax: (208) 334-2253

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