Bozeman commission paves way for election of 2nd municipal court judgeA second full-time municipal court judge is needed in Bozeman. The court’s current caseload and a new bill on the way to the governor’s desk compel the city to elect another judge. Senate Bill 127 requires all municipal court judges in the state to be elected. The law will ban Bozeman from operating its municipal court with an appointed part-time judge as it currently does. The city appointed Judge Colleen Harrington in 2011 as the part-time municipal court judge.
Substitute judge to fill in while Herrington goes on active duty military serviceA substitute judge in Bozeman’s municipal court will be filling in for Judge Colleen Herrington while she is on active duty military service. Judge Kathleen Bradis is contracted to take over Judge Herrington’s court calendar. Under the court’s judicial services agreement with Bradis, she is not considered a city employee. The city will pay no more than $5,000 for her services as an independent contractor.
Bozeman serving those who have served this Veteran’s Day“Serving those whom have served” is the guiding principle of the newly formed V.E.T.S. Treatment Court in the City of Bozeman. The court provides Bozeman veterans that were in the criminal justice system a chance to connect with the resources that they’ve earned through their time
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