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Judge Diana Hagen was appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals in June 2017 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Prior to her appointment, Judge Hagen was the First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Utah. In 1998, she received her law degree Order of the Coif from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Of Law, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Utah Law review editorial board. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Tena Campbell and then began her practice at the law firm now known as Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless. In 2001, she joined the appellate section of the United States Attorney`s Office and later became the Appellate Chief, a position she held for nearly ten years. Judge Hagen has served as president of Women Lawyers of Utah, the David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inn of Court, the Salt Lake County Bar Association, and the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She also spent many years as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she taught appellate practice and coached intercollegiate moot court teams. She has been recognized with a Utah Philanthropy Day Heart & Hands Award in 2014 for her volunteer work with Girl Scouts of Utah, was named the S.J. Quinney College of Law`s 2015 Alumna of the Year, and received the FBA Utah Chapter`s Distinguished Service Award in 2017. Judge Hagen currently chairs both the Judicial Branch Education Committee and the Oversight Committee for the Office of Professional Conduct, and serves as the appellate judge designee for both the Utah Sentencing Commission and the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education. 8/19

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