Jack Varin

Member

Retired Magistrate Judge Jack Varin graduated from the University Of Idaho College of Business in 1968 and the University of Idaho Law School in 1971. He served as the Camas County Prosecuting Attorney for 12 years and was in private practice until his appointment to the bench in 1985. In 2007, he retired after 22 years of judicial service, the last 13 years as a juvenile court judge serving 5 south-central Idaho Counties. From 2007 to 2013 he served as a Senior Judge working with the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court. During his judicial career he served on many court and other statewide committees and commissions including several committees focusing on mental health and substance abuse and the courts involvement in these cases. In 1996 he was awarded the Kramer Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration by Idaho Supreme Court. In 2006 he was awarded the John Schuler Award by the Idaho Juvenile Justice Association for Outstanding Contribution in Juvenile Corrections. He and his wife Cindy now enjoy visiting and babysitting their 4 grandchildren.