In a ceremony in the courtroom of the Ninth District Court in Lander on Monday, Jason Conder of Lander took the oath of office and became the court’s latest judge. He replaced Norman Young of Riverton, who sat on the bench for the last 17 years.
Conder was administered the oath by Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Davis as the other members of the state’s highest court looked on. Conder’s father, Gerald, then placed the judicial robe on his son.
Conder had been an Assistant United States Attorney serving in Lander at the time of his appointment.
Among those on hand to congratulate the new Judge was Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, who selected Conder for the judgeship from three nominations submitted by the State’s Judicial Nominating Committee.