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Methods of Judicial Selection: Idaho

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Magistrate
Jurisdiction: civil actions less than $10,000, small claims, traffic cases, juvenile corrections, misdemeanors, domestic relations, arrest warrants, search warrants, adoption, child protection
Selection of Judges: initial appointment by district magistrates commission for 18 months
Retention of Judges: retention election in the first general election following initial 18 month appointment
Qualifications: high school graduate or high school equivalency; 30 yrs of age; 5 yrs practice of law; licensed in state