Three judicial candidates had their initial confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The candidates are to fill vacancies on the Montana Supreme Court, state District Court in Yellowstone County, and on the Workers’ Compensation Court.
Two of the vacancies are the result of sitting judges being appointed to the federal bench.
After Justice Brian Morris resigned to become a U.S. District Court judge, Governor Steve Bullock tapped then-Work Comp Court Judge Jim Shea to fill that vacancy on the Montana Supreme Court. Shea was sworn in last June.