For over 23 years, Rex Renk has served as Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court of Montana, and was first appointed to the position in 1991 by current Clerk of the Supreme Court, Ed Smith. During that time, Rex has led a dramatic modernization in the Clerk’s office – improving the public’s access to court records by implementing new common-sense systems that save time, saves taxpayer money, and increase efficiency.
In the Clerk’s office, experience matters. Rex’s record includes the establishment of the Montana Supreme Court’s first ever case management system, the digitization of all Montana Supreme Court case pleadings, and the creation of a public view court docket. Most recently, Rex directed the implementation of statewide E-filing at the Montana Supreme Court – the first state court in Montana to do so.
Growing up the youngest in a family of fourteen children, Rex learned the importance of sacrifice, tolerance, hard work, and humor in getting things accomplished through collaborative effort with others. He is a graduate of Carroll College in Helena, and holds a Master’s Degree from Washington State University. Rex and his wife Angela are blessed with two children, Natalie age 14, and Mitchell, age 12. And like so many Montanans, Rex loves spending time in the outdoors – whether it’s camping with family, fishing for trout, or hunting birds with friends.
Rex is an active member of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), where he served as a member of the Executive Committee from 2008-2010 and most recently was chair of the Program Committee at the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the NCACC in August 2017.