The state Judicial Nomination Committee announced today the names of two local attorneys seeking to fill the local state district judge position.
Dan Boucher and Brian Lilletvetd, both of Havre, have applied to take the position being left by Judge David Rice.
Rice, 64, has announced his retirement effective the end of November.
The Nomination Committee screens applicants and then forwards three to five nominees to the governor, who then selects a nominee to appoint to the position.
The judge presides over the 12th Judicial District, which includes Hill, Liberty and Chouteau counties.
The apppointee will finish the rest of Rice’s elected term, through Dec. 31, 2012.
The application of each attorney can be reviewed online at http://courts.mt.gov/supreme/boards/jud_nomination/default.mcpx.
Public comment, either in writing or via telephone, is invited for all candidates. Written comments become part of an applicant’s file and will be forwarded to Gov. Brian Schweitzer as part of the nomination process.
Public comment will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 2010.
People can contact the commitee secretary, Andy Suenram, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (406) 683-2391, P.O. Box 1366, Dillon, MT 59725, or any of the individual commissioners.