Month: November 2016

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Ogden, UT— The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 21, 2016, to select candidates for the Ogden City Justice Court to replace Judge Dee William Smith who will retire effective January 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden City Municipal Building located on 2549 Washington Blvd in Ogden.

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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Lehi, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 17, 2016, to select candidates for the Lehi City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lehi City Council Chambers located on 153 North 100 East in Lehi.

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 9 a.m. to 9:30 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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OGDEN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Ogden, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Ogden City. This position will replace Judge Dee William Smith who will resign effective Jan. 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Weber 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 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 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. Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $79,525.00 to $143,145.00 with benefits. For additional information, contact Heidi Olmedo at (801)629-8737.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 18, 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 or visit www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Ogden Mike Caldwell within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Caldwell 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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Washington City, UT—The Washington County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 15, 2016, to select a candidate for the Washington City Justice Court to replace Judge Lee Bunnell who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 1 p.m. in the Washington City Council Chambers on 111 North 100 East, Washington.

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 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Ogden, UT—The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 14, 2016, to select candidates for the Ogden and Roy City Justice Court judicial vacancies. The vacancies result from the retirement of Judge Andrea W. Lockwood from the Ogden City Justice Court, effective March 1, 2017, and Judge R. Scott Waterfall from the Roy City Justice Court, effective Oct. 31, 2016. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden Offices on 2186 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden.

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 each 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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR RICH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Randolph, UT—The Rich County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Rich County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Ross McKinnon, who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Honorable Trevor Layne Cook, J.D., Nibley City Justice Court Judge, Corporate Compliance Officer at Bear River Mental Health Services and Secretary at South Cache Livestock, resident of Nibley
• Honorable Terry K. Moore, Smithfield and Wellsville City Justice Court Judge, resident of Smithfield
• Wayne Seth Weston., Plant Foreman at Exxonmobil, resident of Laketown
A comment period will be held through Nov. 14, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Rich County Commission Chair, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Rich County Commission. 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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