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SEVENTH DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES



PRESIDING JUDGE MARY L. MANLEY

PRESIDING JUDGE MARY L. MANLEYJudge 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. BUNNELLCraig M. Bunnell 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 and Master Degrees from Brigham Young University (’84 and ’86); and Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Utah (’89). He practiced law for three years in the Eighth District, then nine years in the Seventh District. For the next 15 years, he worked for the Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem administrative office as a trainer and deputy director, and then managing attorney for the Fifth District GAL Office. He developed uniform guidelines and has trained attorneys statewide in regard to the representation of children; served on numerous juvenile court-improvement related committees or work groups; and served as Chairman for the Salt Lake County Commission on Youth. He became board certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children in 2010. He has also taught juvenile law-related classes or courses at several Utah colleges and universities as an adjunct instructor. Judge Bunnell currently oversees the child-welfare adult drug court for Carbon and Emery Counties; and he serves on the Child Welfare Court Improvement Training Steering Committee. 3/17

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