New Judge named for Ninth District Court; Norman Young retiring after 16 years

Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Jason M. Conder to be a District Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District serving Fremont County, Wyoming. Conder fills the vacancy occurring with the retirement of Judge Norman Young.

Conder is currently Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming in the Lander Branch Office. He has held that role since 2005. Previously, Conder was Deputy County Attorney in Uinta County and clerked for Judge Terrence O’Brien and Judge Clarence Brimmer. He received degrees from the University of Utah and graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law.

“The Judicial Nominating Commission provided excellent candidates making for a difficult decision. I am pleased to select Jason Conder as the next District Judge in Fremont County,” Gov. Gordon said. “Jason has more than a decade of experience in Fremont County, he has worked extensively with the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes, served his community in many roles, and has litigated a diversity of cases. These are strong attributes and I have faith he will be an excellent judge.”

“Governor Gordon, thank you for entrusting me with this opportunity and privilege to serve the People of Wyoming.  I am profoundly honored and humbled,” said Conder. “To all of those who have encouraged and supported me throughout my career, thank you. It is truly an honor and privilege to accept this appointment. I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Wyoming and Fremont County in this new capacity, as well as continuing on the tradition of excellence that has gone before.  Thank you.”

Judge Young’s retirement is effective July 3, 2019.