Boise attorney Jason D. Scott is the newest district judge for Idahos 4th Judicial District.
Appointed by Gov. Butch Otter Friday, Scott will take over the Boise-based judgeship vacated by Ronald Wilper, who retired at the end of December.
Scott is a Pocatello native who has been a partner in the Boise law office of Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley since 2007. He received a bachelors degree from Idaho State University and his law degree from Duke University. Scott clerked for U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill for two years after law school.
Also on Friday, Otter appointed Nez Perce County Magistrate Jay P. Gaskill to fill the 2nd District judge position of Carl Kerrick, who retired at the end of January.
I continue to be encouraged that despite the fact that fewer Idaho attorneys seem to be coming forward to seek judgeships the Judicial Council manages to send me great candidates for these difficult but essential positions, Otter said.