SALT LAKE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Salt Lake City, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Salt Lake City. The position will replace Judge L.G. Cutler who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.
To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Salt Lake County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must be a resident of Salt Lake County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary for the position is $121,264 with benefits. For additional information, contact Patricia Vaughn at 801-535-6609 or by email at patricia.vaughn@slcgov.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Biskupski then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY – St. George

St. George, UT — A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on Jan. 10, 2019, to hear testimony to determine whether reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Fifth Judicial District Courthouse located at 206 West Tabernacle, Suite 100, St. George, Utah 84770. Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact Michael C. Drechsel, Associate General Counsel for the Administrative Office of the Courts, at (801) 578-3821 by Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by that time, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.
Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury. Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.
Utah’s Grand Jury Statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold hearings in each judicial district every three years. The purpose of the hearings is to determine whether a grand jury needs to be summoned based on evidence of criminal activity. The Grand Jury Panel is comprised of the following judges: Supervising Judge W. Brent West, 2nd District Court; Judge Lynn W. Davis, 4th District Court; Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, 3rd District Court; Judge Eric A. Ludlow, 5th District Court; and Judge Kara Pettit, 3rd District Court.
The Attorney General, a county attorney, district attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. section 77-10a-1 can also present evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, all persons claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. All individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. If a grand jury is summoned, the jurors will be called from the state-at-large or any judicial district within the state.
Additional information regarding the Grand Jury panel of judges is available at the Utah Court’s website or in the Utah Code.

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PLEASANT GROVE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED

Pleasant Grove, Utah—The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Pleasant Grove City has been extended. The position will replace Judge Brent Bullock who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.
To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Utah County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must have been a resident of Utah County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.
Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The starting annual salary range for the position is $24,945 to $44,901 DOQ with no benefits except URS retirement contributions as required by Utah State Code. For additional information, please email Scott Darrington, Pleasant Grove City Administrator, at sdarrington@pgcity.org.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Pleasant Grove Mayor Guy Fugal within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Fugal and the Pleasant Grove City Council then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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LINDON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

LINDON, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Lindon, Utah. The position will replace Judge Brent Bullock who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Utah County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must have been a resident of Utah County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The starting annual salary range for the position is $19,956 to $23,500 DOQ with no benefits except URS retirement contributions as required by Utah State Code. For additional information, please contact Adam Cowie, Lindon City Administrator, at 801-785-5043.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Lindon City Mayor Jeff Acerson within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Acerson and the Lindon City Council then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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PLEASANT GROVE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The position will replace Judge Brent Bullock who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Utah County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must have been a resident of Utah County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The starting annual salary range for the position is $24,945 to $44,901 DOQ with no benefits except URS retirement contributions as required by Utah State Code. For additional information, please email Scott Darrington, Pleasant Grove City Administrator, at sdarrington@pgcity.org.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Pleasant Grove Mayor Guy Fugal within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Fugal and the Pleasant Grove City Council then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.
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JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY – Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork, UT— A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on Oct. 11, 2018, to hear testimony to determine whether reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Spanish Fork Courthouse, 775 West Center, Spanish Fork, UT 84660.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact Deputy State Court Administrator Jacey Skinner at (801) 578-3807 by Thursday, Sept. 27 2018, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by Oct. 4, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.
Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury. Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.
Utah’s Grand Jury Statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold hearings in each judicial district every three years. The purpose of the hearings is to determine whether a grand jury needs to be summoned based on evidence of criminal activity. The Grand Jury Panel is comprised of the following judges: Supervising Judge W. Brent West, 2nd District Court; Judge Lynn W. Davis, 4th District Court; Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, 3rd District Court; Judge Eric A. Ludlow, 5th District Court; and Judge Kara Pettit, 3rd District Court.
The Attorney General, a county attorney, district attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. section 77-10a-1 can also present evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, all persons claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. All individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. If a grand jury is summoned, the jurors will be called from the state-at-large or any judicial district within the state. Additional information is available at http://www.utcourts.gov/cal/grandjury.

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD DISTRICT COMMISSIONER VACANCY

Salt Lake City, UT—The Third District Commissioner Nominating Committee has selected three nominees for a vacancy resulting from Commissioner T. Patrick Casey’s retirement on October 5, 2018.
The nominees are:
• Shane Marx who is an attorney in private practice at Marx Family Law.
• Russell Minas who is an attorney in private practice at Lowe Hutchinson Cottingham & Minas.
• Melissa Patten-Greene who is an attorney in private practice at The Law Offices of Melissa A. Patten-Greene.
A comment period will be held through September 16, 2018 before a final candidate is selected. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment within 45 days of selection. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Peyton Smith, Third District Court Executive, at peytons@utcourts.gov.
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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL BLANDING JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Blanding, UT— The San Juan County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of the Honorable Lyon W. Hazleton II to fill the Blanding Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge William Walker who resigned as of Jan. 31, 2018.

Judge Lyon W. Hazleton II, was appointed to the San Juan County Justice Court in 1994 and the Monticello City Justice Court in 1999. Judge Hazleton graduated with an Associate of Science degree from the College of Eastern Utah. In addition to completing education through the Administrative Office of the Courts, Judge Hazleton has also attended several courses through the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev., and received a Certificate in Legal Studies from the Utah Judicial Institute. Judge Hazelton has served as education director for the Justice Court judges and Seventh District court clerks. He was awarded the Justice Court Service Award in 2001. Judge Hazelton has been an active volunteer member of the San Juan County and Monticello City Emergency Services for more than 27 years. In addition, he has worked with the Boy Scouts and other youth programs.

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR BLANDING CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Blanding, UT—The San Juan County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy in the Blanding City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge William Walker who resigned Jan. 31, 2018.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Alva Byron Clarke III, retired from Public Education, resident of Blanding
• Richard Allen Eldredge, San Juan County Sheriff, resident of Blanding
• Honorable Lyon Wesley Hazleton II, San Juan County and Monticello City Justice Court Judge, resident of Monticello

A comment period will be held through June 26, 2018, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Blanding, Joe B. Lyman, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Blanding City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, at melisses@utcourts.gov.

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COURTS WARN OF RECENT PHONE SCAM

Salt Lake City, UT¬—The Utah State Courts would like to warn the public about reports of a recent phone scam.
Scammers have been “spoofing” the main phone line for the Utah Court of Appeals (801-578-3900) in their caller ID return. Spoofing refers to when an unrelated phone number is used for caller ID to mask the caller’s identity.
The scammers are identifying themselves as federal agents with the FBI and telling people that they owe money and must pay or they will be arrested. The Utah State Courts is a state government entity and has nothing to do with the FBI.
The Utah State Courts is advising the public to contact their local law enforcement agency if you have received one of these calls.
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