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Third Judicial District Administrative Susan E. Wiebe announced today the selection of Matthew R. Bever of Caldwell, Idaho as a Magistrate Judge for Canyon County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable F. Randall Kline.  Mr. Bever was selected from an original field of thirteen (13) applicants, five (5) of whom were interviewed at a meeting of the Third District Magistrates Commission in Caldwell, Idaho on August 31, 2018.

Mr. Bever received his undergraduate degree in Business from Central Washington University in 2004 and his law degree from the Regent University School of Law in 2007.  Since August 2007, Mr. Bever has been employed as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office handling a wide range of criminal cases, including juvenile and child protection cases, infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.  In his time there, Mr. Bever spent four years as a unit chief in a felony unit and with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Nampa City unit.  Since September 2016, Mr. Bever has also taught as an adjunct professor teaching business law at the College of Western Idaho.

Mr. Bever is expected to begin his judicial duties in October 2018 in the Canyon County Magistrates Division in Caldwell, Idaho.