Retiring Idaho Judge Brent Moss Honored, Pioneered Problem-solving Courts
After 24 years on the bench Judge Brent J. Moss with the 7th Judicial District is retiring. Friday the community gathered together to honor his years of service.
Moss ruled on many cases and pioneered several specialty courts over the years, including Idaho's first mental health court.
The judge received several awards Friday from the mental health court; his colleagues and the Idaho Supreme Court. What Moss didn't expect was to have the courtroom where he ruled and served throughout his career dedicated to him.
The room formerly referred to as the Madison County District Courtroom will now be called the ‘Brent J. Moss Courtroom'.
"He really does have an unwavering faith in the ability of people to improve their lives," said colleague Judge Mark Rammell. "Everybody that's worked with Judge Moss has learned from him."
Moss was recognized for putting together Idaho's first Mental Health Specialty Court.
"He's a nationally recognized leader of the mental health courts," said Rammell. "There are a lot of great judges and Moss is a great judge but he is the pioneer, his wisdom and the things he's done for this state will last for many years."