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Montana Career Opportunity - Judge - Yellowstone County

December 23, 2017View for printing



Chief Justice Mike McGrath has notified the Judicial Nomination Commission that the Hon. Ingrid G. Gustafson has accepted appointment to the Montana Supreme Court and has submitted her resignation as district judge for the Thirteenth Judicial District (Yellowstone County).

The Commission is now accepting applications from any lawyer in good standing who has the qualifications set forth by law for holding the position of district court judge. The application form is available electronically at

Applications must be submitted electronically as well as in hard copy. The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018. The Commission will announce the names of the applicants thereafter.

The public is encouraged to contact Commission members regarding the applicants during the public comment period, which will begin Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and close Thursday, February 22, 2018.

The Commission will forward the names of three to five nominees to the Governor for appointment after reviewing the applications, receiving public comment, and interviewing the applicants if necessary. The position is subject to election in 2018. The successful candidate will serve a six-year term. The annual salary for the position is $132,567.

Judicial Nomination Commission members are District Judge John Brown of Bozeman; Janice Bishop of Missoula; Karl Englund of Missoula; Elizabeth Halverson of Billings; Hal Harper of Helena; Lane Larson of Billings; and Nancy Zadick of Great Falls.
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