A Boise attorney, Nancy Baskin, was appointed to be a judge for Idaho’s Fourth District Court, to replace Timothy Hansen who is set to retire in February, according to a press release from Gov. Butch Otter’s office.
The Fourth District includes Ada, Boise, Valley and Elmore counties.
Baskin worked as a clerk for Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge since 1993 and worked in private practice before that. She also has a master’s degree in business administration, according to the release.
“I am humbled and grateful for being selected by the governor for this judgeship,” she said in a statement. “I am eager to bring my legal and business experience to the state judiciary and to continue my public service to the people of Idaho.
The governor said Baskin’s experience working with Lodge and her connection to the community makes her a good fit for the job.
“Nancy brings to the state bench a wealth of perspective and experience from her years in federal court,” he said in a statement. “What’s more, she brings a lifetime of familiarity with the community, its challenges and its values.”