Stephen Kenyon, who has been the clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals since 2005, started today as the new Clerk of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for Idaho. Kenyon replaces Libby Smith, who left the post in April to become circuit executive of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Kenyon, whose appointment was announced by Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Terry Myers, is both an attorney and a certified public accountant; he holds degrees from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Kenyon and his wife Teuila have four children and live in Boise.
“We are delighted to have Steve join the federal court,” Winmill said in a statement. “With his extensive experience in public and judicial administration, his legal and accounting training, his familiarity with the judicial and legal traditions of our state, and as a life-long Idahoan, we are confident that he will make a great and long-lasting contribution to the District and Bankruptcy Courts in the District of Idaho.”
Kenyon is the son of Quane Kenyon, the longtime Associated Press newsman who covered Idaho politics for a quarter-century, co-authored “Bizkaia to Boise: The Memoirs of Pete T. Cenarrusa” with Cenarrusa, and died in 2015 at the age of 76.
At the Idaho Supreme Court, longtime chief deputy clerk Karel Lahrman has been named the interim court clerk; she will continue to oversee the implementation of the court’s new Odyssey electronic records system, with which she’s long been involved; the system is scheduled to go live for Idaho’s appellate courts in April of 2018.