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Magistrate commission to select new judge in July

Eleven applicants are being considered to fill a vacancy as Bonneville County Magistrate Judge. Magistrate Steven Boyce was named to replace Judge Greg Moeller on the Seventh District Court in Rexburg beginning June 1, 2019.

The eleven applicants include:

JAMES H. BARRETT is a 7th District Magistrate Judge, chambered in Custer County DEAN C. BRANDSTETTER is an Attorney with Cox Ohman & Brandstetter , Chtd . MARC J. BYBEE is a Canyon County Public Defender TREVOR L. CASTLETON is an Attorney with Swafford Law Office P.C. DANIEL R. CLARK is the Bonneville County Elected Prosecutor WILEY R. DENNERT is an Attorney with Nelson, Hall, Perry & Tucker, PLLC ALAN F. JOHNSTON is an Attorney with Murray, Ziel & Johnston, PLLC MANUEL T. MURDOCH is an Attorney with Murdoch Law Office, PLLC JA NIECE PRICE is an Assistant Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Bannock County NEAL S. RANDALL is a Bonneville County Conflict Public Defender & Indigent Services Attorney MARVIN K. SMITH is an Attorney with Hawley, Troxell , Ennis & Hawley LLP

The Seventh Judicial District Magistrates Commission will meet July 12 to select a new magistrate.

Evaluation questionnaires on the applicants will be sent to attorneys statewide.

Questionnaires for public comment may be obtained from the Bonneville County Clerk of the District Court or the Seventh District Trial Court Administrator’s office, both located at 605 N. Capital Ave. in Idaho Falls.

Evaluations should be returned to the Trial Court Administrator’s office no later than Monday, June 24.

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