Deborah Bail BA ’71, JD ’74


Deborah Bail BA ’71, JD ’74 writes: “I have been an Idaho state district judge since 1983, when I was appointed to the general jurisdiction trial bench as the first woman district judge in Idaho. At that time, I was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho. As a pro tem, I was the first woman to sit with the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals. I have also served as a treatment court judge. In July 2021, I received the Idaho State Bar’s Distinguished Jurist award. I have moved from active to senior judge status as of June 1, 2021. I have a daughter who works with Micron Technology.”