May 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Third Judicial District Administrative District Judge Thomas J. Ryan announced today the selection of Jayme Beaber Sullivan of Nampa, Idaho as a Magistrate Judge for Canyon County to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of the Honorable Robert M. Taisey on July 6, 2012. Ms. Sullivan was selected from a field of 5 applicants at a meeting of the Third District Magistrates Commission in Caldwell, Idaho on May 24, 2012.
Ms. Sullivan received both her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish literature and law degree from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Sullivan began her practice of law in Boise, Idaho at the Herrington Law Offices. She was associated with the Wiebe & Fouser, P.A. law firm for six (6) years practicing criminal defense law as a public defender in addition to practicing in the areas of divorce, adoption, immigration and administrative law. For the past five (5) years, Ms. Sullivan has been in general practice with the law office of Coffel & Beaber, P.C. in Nampa, Idaho where she has focused on the intersection of family, criminal and immigration law. Ms. Sullivan was involved as a core team member on Canyon County’s first problem solving court, the felony drug court, and she served on the committee that drafted the guidelines and regulations for the Canyon County Mental Health Court.
Ms. Sullivan is a resident of Canyon County and will begin her judicial duties on July 9, 2012 at the Nampa Section of the Canyon County Magistrates Division.