Jamie Robb has been appointed by the Idaho Supreme Court as the trial court administrator for Idaho’s Third Judicial District. She is expected to start on June 21. Robb since May 2016 has been the assistant to the trial court administrator in the First Judicial District, comprising the northernmost part of Idaho’s Panhandle. Prior to that, she worked for judges in the First District as a clerk and later, assistant.
A trial court administrator plays a management role in Idaho’s court system. The state is divided into seven judicial districts, each of which is overseen by an administrative district judge. The trial court administrator assists that judge in managing court operations. They also help implement policies, programs and other directives, including those passed down from the Idaho Supreme Court.
In this new role with the Third District, Robb will help manage courts in Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties. The region encompasses a variety of court situations and needs and has seen growing demand for judicial services; the Legislature recently approved adding one new district judge and two new magistrate judges for Canyon County. Robb succeeds Doug Tyler, who resigned April 21 to pursue another opportunity.