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JUDGE CHARLENE S. HARTMANNJudge Charlene Hartmann was appointed to the Daggett County Justice Court, Manila Precinct in January 2008. Judge Hartmann is a graduate of Stevens Henager College with a degree in General Business. Prior to being appointed to the bench, she served as the Clerk to the 8th District Court in Daggett County. Her past work experience includes being licensed by the State of Utah as a Mortgage Loan Officer for over 25 years. Since her appointment to the judgeship, she has worked to help Daggett County obtain its first Grant for funding to aid victims of Domestic Violence. She is on the Utah Coalition against Sexual Assault Committee and the Tri County Advisory Board to Prevent Domestic Violence against Women. She currently serves as the assistant education coordinator for the 8th District Justice Courts. She was recently certified as a Magistrate by the 8th District Court, and is attending Legal Institute Classes.


JUDGE G.A. PETRYJudge Georganna A. Petry was appointed to the Uintah County Justice Court in September 1996 and to the bench of the Naples Justice Court in 2000. She is a graduate of the Utah Legal Institute Levels I and II and has obtained the Certificate in Special Court Trial Skills from the National Judicial College. Judge Petry served a four-year appointment by the Governor on the Board of Youth Corrections. She is a past member of the Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts and the Ad Hoc Implementation Committee, immediate past chair of the Justice Court Education Committee, past member of the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Judicial Branch Education, and a past member of the Justice Court Clerk's Education Committee. She has presented programs at judicial training events and taken programs about the judicial system to several area schools. She has written Bench Press, a weekly column for the local newspaper. In 2001, Judge Petry was the recipient of the Justice Court Judge of the Year award. In 2002, Uintah County Justice Court won the Law Day Activity Award from the American Bar Association for program activities held. Judge Petry has served on the Board of Justice Court Judges for several years and is a current member of the Awards Committee of the National Conference of Special Court Judges, a section of the American Bar Association. She recently served as the Justice Court representative on the Utah Judicial Council.


JUDGE CLAIR POULSONJudge Clair M. Poulson was appointed to the bench in February 1991. Coupled with previous law enforcement service, he has over 40 years of experience. Judge Poulson has served several years on the Board of Justice Court Judges and six years on the Utah Judicial Council. He served for two years as the education chairman for the Justice Courts and is currently a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. 4/11

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