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Judges' Biographies

SEVENTH DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES


PRESIDING JUDGE MARY L. MANLEY

PRESIDING JUDGE MARY L. MANLEY

Judge Mary L. Manley was appointed to the Seventh District Juvenile Court in November 1999 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. She serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. Judge Manley earned a degree in Political Science from Southern Utah State University in 1985 and a law degree from the University of Idaho in 1988. Prior to her appointment, Judge Manley worked for the Emery County Attorney's office as the Chief Deputy. She also worked as a Deputy County Attorney in the Washington County Attorney's Office, and a Deputy City Attorney in the St. George City Attorney's Office. Judge Manley is a member of the Board of Juvenile Judges. She serves on the Utah Rules of Juvenile Procedure Committee, the Court Improvement Project Committee, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Advisory Council. 1/17 

JUDGE CRAIG M. BUNNELL

JUDGE CRAIG M. BUNNELL

Craig M. Bunnell, a native of Carbon County, Utah, was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve as a Juvenile Court Judge for the Seventh District in July 2016. He serves the counties of Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan. Judge Bunnell received his Associate Degree from the College of Eastern Utah ('81); Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Brigham Young University ('84 and '86); and Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Utah ('89). Prior to his appointment, Judge Bunnell practiced law primarily in the Eighth, Seventh, Third, and Fifth Districts consecutively. The majority of his previous work was with the Utah Office of Guardian ad litem. During that time he served on numerous juvenile court-improvement related committees or work groups, and served as the Chairman for the Salt Lake County Commission on Youth. Judge Bunnell is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. In addition to handling child welfare and juvenile justice proceedings in Juvenile Court, Judge Bunnell oversees the child welfare Family Treatment Court for Carbon and Emery Counties. He currently serves on the Utah Board of Juvenile Court Judges and the Child Welfare Court Improvement Training Steering Committee. 11/19 

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