- Idaho Statesman Published: 07/18/11
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Roger S. Burdick has been unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, according to a Monday release.
Burdick begins a four-year term as Chief Justice on Aug. 1. He follows Justice Daniel Eismann, who will continue to serve on the state's highest court.
"It is a great honor to serve as Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court and I thank my colleagues for their unanimous vote of confidence," Burdick said.
Burdick has served for 30 years in the Idaho Judiciary, including as a Magistrate Judge in Jerome County, a District Judge in Twin Falls County, the Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial District and the judge overseeing the Snake River Basin Adjudication. He was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne in 2003 and was retained by vote in 2004 and 2010.Burdick received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Colorado in 1970 and graduated from the University of Idaho, School of Law in 1974.
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