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Eye On Boise

New Ada County magistrate judge named

Ada County has a new magistrate judge: Boise attorney Jill Jurries, whose appointment was announced today by the 4th District Magistrate Commission. She’ll start in January. Idaho has 89 magistrate judges, 23 of them in the 4th District, which is centered in Ada County. Jurries, 40, who has been assigned to the magistrate court’s family law docket, currently has a private law practice in Boise specializing in family law, child custody and mediation.

She has practiced law in Idaho since 2001 and has been a member of the Idaho Supreme Court’s roster of mediators since 2006. She also is a former criminal investigator for the U.S. Secret Service, and is a former deputy prosecuting attorney for Payette County. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Magistrates serve four-year terms; voters then decide whether to renew their appointments for another four years in a retention election.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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