Month: November 2016

Courts and County Officials Break Ground on New Courthouse in Price

PRICE, UT — Utah Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas joined 7th District Court officials and officials with Carbon County in breaking ground on a $14 million courthouse that will house both district and juvenile court services.

The two-story, 32,000 square-foot building will be constructed on the site of the old Carbon County office building. It will also house two district courtrooms and one juvenile courtroom. It will also include support space for district and juvenile court staff, clerks, and Carbon County Sheriff security. The building will feature enhanced security for in-custody prisoners that will create zones of separation from the public and court staff, as well as digital audio technology in courtrooms to record hearings.

The building is made possible through an agreement between the Utah State Courts and Carbon County. Construction is expected to begin Dec. 1 and is expected to be completed by May 2018.

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WASHINGTON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Washington City, UT—The Washington County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Washington City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Lee Bunnell who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Honorable K. Jake Graff, J.D., Hildale City Justice Court Judge, Attorney at Bangerter, Frazier & Graff, PC, resident of Washington City
• Honorable Ronald L. Read, J.D., Washington County Justice Court Judge, resident of St. George
• Thad Don Seegmiller, J.D., General Counsel at Sunwarrior (Sun Brothers, LLC), resident of Washington City
• Kristin Kate Woods, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of St. George

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Washington City, Ken Neilson, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Washington 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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR ROY CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Roy, UT—The Weber County Nominating Commission has selected five nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Roy City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge R. Scott Waterfall who retired effective Oct. 31, 2016.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Christopher George Davis, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Roy
• Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., Roy City Assistant Attorney/Prosecutor, resident of Kaysville
• Paul H. Olds, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Pleasant View
• Laura Kaye Thompson, J.D., Utah Attorney General’s Office, resident of Ogden
• Padma Veeru-Collings, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Kaysville

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Roy City, Willard S. Cragun, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Roy 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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR OGDEN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Ogden, UT—The Weber County Nominating Commission has selected five nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Ogden City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Dee William Smith, who will resign effective Jan. 2017.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Michael Sam Junk, J.D., Ogden, Harrisville and Riverdale City Prosecutor, Adjunct Professor at Weber State University, resident of Ogden
• Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., Roy City Assistant Attorney/Prosecutor, resident of Kaysville
• Paul H. Olds, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Pleasant View
• Clay Willard Stucki, J.D., Stucki & Rencher, resident of Ogden
• Padma Veeru-Collings, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Kaysville

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Ogden City, Mike Caldwell, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Ogden 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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR OGDEN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Ogden, UT—The Weber County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Ogden City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Andrea W. Lockwood who will retire effective March 1, 2017.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Michael Sam Junk, J.D., Ogden, Harrisville and Riverdale City Prosecutor, Adjunct Professor at Weber State University, resident of Ogden
• Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., Roy City Assistant Attorney/Prosecutor, resident of Kaysville
• Paul H. Olds, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Pleasant View
• Padma Veeru-Collings, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Kaysville

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Ogden City, Mike Caldwell, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Ogden 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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Highland, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 29, 2016, to select candidates for the Highland/Alpine City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Highland City Offices located on 5400 W Civic Center Drive in Highland.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

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SPRING CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Spring City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Spring City has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete 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 minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $4,032.00 with no benefits. For additional information about Spring City, contact Lyndsey Zeeman at (435) 445-3453.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Spring City, Jack D. Monnett within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Monnett 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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FOUNTAIN GREEN JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Fountain Green, UT — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Fountain Green has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete 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 minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is between $3,181.00 and $5,725.80 with no benefits. For additional information about Fountain Green, contact Michelle Walker at (435)445-3453 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Fountain Green, Ron Ivory within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Ivory 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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EAST CARBON JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

East Carbon, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in East Carbon has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Linda Murdock who retired on Sept. 30, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Carbon 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 minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $10,608.00 with no benefits. For additional information about East Carbon, contact Mayor Doug Parsons or City Recorder Liz Holt at (435)888-6613.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of East Carbon, Doug Parsons within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Parsons 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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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL MIDVALE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Midvale, UT— The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of George Vo-Duc to fill the Midvale City Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Ronald Wolthuis who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017.

George F. Vo-Duc is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the University of
Utah, where he received a Bachelors of Philosophy in 1996 and a Juris Doctorate in
2001. Since 2002, he has been a Deputy District Attorney for Salt Lake County, where he has prosecuted narcotics, gang, special victim, and violent felony cases.

Vo-Duc’s appointment to the bench is subject to completion of the court’s new judge orientation and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.
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