Skip Navigation Links Home » Supreme Court » Boards and Commissions Montana Supreme Court » Judicial Nomination Commission » JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION

Montana Supreme Court

Judicial Nomination Commission
Members  
Shirley Ball
172 Bell Road
Nashua, MT 59248
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2015
Mona Charles
1420 Lake Blaine Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406)655-5741
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending: 1/1/2015
Richard A. Simonton
207 W. Bell Street
P.O. Box 1249
Glendive, MT 59330-1249
(406) 377-2666
Elected by: District Court Judges
Term ending: 12/31/2017
Lane Larson
1417 Cedar Canyon Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-6316
Llsd22@yahoo.com
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending:01/01/2017
Patrick Kelly
14 N. 9th Street
P.O. Box 249
Miles City, MT  59301
(406) 234-2461
pkelly@merkin.net
Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 01/01/2017
Ryan Rusche
73 Lone Juniper Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 890-8450
rusche.ryan@gmail.com
Appointed by: Supreme Court
Term ending: 12/31/2015
Nancy Zadick
1901 Whispering Ridge Drive
Great Falls, MT  59405
(406) 452-6049
nancyzadick@gmail.com
Appointed by: Governor
Term ending:
01/01/2018
 

Term: 4 years

4 - Lay members appointed by governor (non-judicial, non-attorney)
1 - Elected by the district judges
2 - Appointed by the Montana Supreme Court

Composed of: seven members, four lay members from different geographical areas of the state who are appointed by the Governor; two attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court (one from that part of the state that is composed of judicial districts 1 through 5, 9, 11, and 18 through 21; and one from that part of the state that is composed of judicial districts 6 through 8, 10, and 12 through 17); and one district judge who is elected by the district judges. Commission members serve a four-year term and are not eligible for nomination to a judicial office during their term on the commission or for one year thereafter.

Rules of the Judicial Nomination Commission


 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION JUDGE VACANCY

  1. Notice of vacancy from Chief Justice
  2. Nomination and appointment schedule
  3. Press release/call for applications
  4. Application form
  5. Applications and writing samples
  6. Press release/call for public comment
  7. Public Comment
  8. Certificate and Report to Governor
  9. News Release/Commission Submits Names to Governor
  10. Minutes: July 29, 2014 conference call