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Judges' Biographies: Seventh District Juvenile Court Judges


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Craig 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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