Judicial Nomination Commission

The Judicial Nomination Commission is responsible for reviewing applicants to empty judicial positions.
Members  
Hal Harper
1608 Gold Rush Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2019
Janice Bishop
532 South Avenue East
Missoula, MT 59801

Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2020
Hon. John C. Brown
Law & Justice Center, Room 202
615 South 16th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715

Elected by: District Court Judges
Term ending: 12/31/2020
Lane Larson
1417 Cedar Canyon Road
Billings, MT 59101

Appointed by: Governor
Term ending:01/01/2021
Elizabeth A. Halverson
1302 24th Street West #393
Billings, MT 59102

Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 01/01/2021
Karl J. Englund
401 North Washington Street
P.O. Box 8358
Missoula, Montana 59807

Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 12/31/2019
Nancy Zadick
1901 Whispering Ridge Drive
Great Falls, MT 59405

Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 01/01/2022
 
Staff  
Beth McLaughlin
P.O. Box 203005
Helena, MT 59620-3005
 

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