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Coeur d’Alene magistrate appointed 1st district judge

Magistrate Judge Scott Wayman of Coeur d’Alene has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by the recent retirement of 1st District Judge Fred Gibler.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced the appointment Thursday. “I received consistently glowing reports on Judge Wayman’s judicial temperament, fairness, work ethic, experience, professionalism and knowledge of the law,” Otter said in a news release.

Wayman has been a magistrate judge in the district since 2000. He will hear cases primarily in Shoshone and Benewah counties.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and his law degree from the University of Idaho. The Chicago native previously was chief civil deputy in Kootenai County’s Legal Services Department, a deputy prosecutor for Kootenai County, and in a private law practice in Orofino.

Wayman released a statement saying, “I hope to continue the excellent work that Judge Gibler has provided to the citizens of Idaho throughout his judicial career.”

He and his wife Jennifer have two children.

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