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Applicants sought for Yellowstone County district judge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017  
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The Honorable Russell C. Fagg, 13th Judicial District judge, is retiring effective Oct. 13, Chief Justice Mike McGrath has announced. 

The Judicial Nomination 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 the commission website. Applications must be submitted electronically as well as in hard copy. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. 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 Friday, Aug. 11, and close Sunday, Sept. 10.

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.