BOISE, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) Former Idaho Attorney General and Jerome resident, Jim Jones, has been selected by his peers to replace Justice Rodger Burdick as the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.

Justice Jones will begin his four year term starting August 1st, succeeding Justice Burdick who will continue to serve on the state's highest court. “I feel honored to be able to continue to serve Idahoans as the next Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court,” said Justice Jones. “A lot of responsibility comes with this position and I thank my colleagues for believing I am up for the challenge.Justice Burdick has done a tremendous job over the last four years and I look forward to building upon his success so we can continue to provide timely justice to all Idahoans.”

The new Chief Justice says he plans to continue the implementation of initiatives instituted by the Supreme Court in recent years to improve the administration of justice.