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Judicial Nomination Commission
Members  
Hal Harper
1608 Gold Rush Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-4411
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2019
Janice Bishop
532 South Avenue East
Missoula, MT 59801
jbjmarks@msn.com
(406)543-4290
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2020
Hon. John C. Brown
Law & Justice Center, Room 202
615 South 16th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-2150
Elected by: District Court Judges
Term ending: 12/31/2020
Lane Larson
1417 Cedar Canyon Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6316
lanellarson@outlook.com
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending:01/01/2021
Elizabeth A. Halverson
1302 24th Street West #393
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 698-9929
Ehalverson@halversonlaw.net
Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 01/01/2021
Karl J. Englund
401 North Washington Street
P.O. Box 8358
Missoula, Montana 59807
(406) 721-2729
Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 12/31/2019
Nancy Zadick
1901 Whispering Ridge Drive
Great Falls, MT  59405
(406) 452-6049
nancyzadick@gmail.com
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 01/01/2018
 

Term: 4 years

4 - Lay members appointed by governor (non-judicial, non-attorney)
1 - Elected by the district judges
2 - Appointed by the Montana Supreme Court

Composed of: seven members, four lay members from different geographical areas of the state who are appointed by the Governor; two attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court (one from that part of the state that is composed of judicial districts 1 through 5, 9, 11, and 18 through 21; and one from that part of the state that is composed of judicial districts 6 through 8, 10, and 12 through 17); and one district judge who is elected by the district judges. Commission members serve a four-year term and are not eligible for nomination to a judicial office during their term on the commission or for one year thereafter.

Rules of the Judicial Nomination Commission


 

Thirteenth Judicial District Judgeship Vacancy
(Yellowstone County)

  1. Notice of vacancy from Chief Justice
  2. Nomination and appointment schedule
  3. News release soliciting applications
  4. Application form
  5. Applications and writing samples
  6. News release soliciting public comment
  7. Public comment:
  8. Minutes: September 11, 2017 conference call
  9. News release announcing applicant interviews
  10. Applicant interview schedule: October 2, 2017
  11. Minutes: October 2, 2017 interviews
  12. Certificate and report to Governor
  13. News release announcing nominees
  14. Governor’s appointment letter

Justice Vacancy
Montana Supreme Court

  1. Notice of vacancy from Chief Justice
  2. Nomination and appointment schedule (Revised October 2, 2017) 
  3. News release soliciting applications
  4. Application form
  5. Applications and writing samples:
  6. News release soliciting public comment
  7. Public comment:
  8. Minutes: November 3, 2017 Conference Call
  9. News release announcing applicant interviews
  10. Applicant interview schedule: November 16, 2017
  11. Certificate and report to Governor
  12. News release announcing nominees