Month: December 2016

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Price, UT—The Carbon County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Dec. 13, 2016, to select a candidate for the East Carbon Justice Court to replace Judge Linda Murdock who retired effective Sep. 30, 2016. The commission will begin the meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Carbon County Administrative Offices on 751 E 100 N, Price.

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 2:30 p.m. to 3 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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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL SOUTH JORDAN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

South Jordan, UT— The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Michael Peter Boehm to fill the South Jordan City Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth who will resign effective Jan. 2, 2017.

Michael Boehm received a degree in business management from Brigham Young University.
After a brief period in the corporate world, he returned to law school, graduating with honors from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. After receiving his J.D., Mr. Boehm returned to Utah where he joined the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he handled a wide range of matters, including a number of high-profile cases.

Boehm’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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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

South Salt Lake, UT— The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Anna Lisa Rossi Anderson to fill the South Salt Lake City Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Catherine M. Johnson who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Anna Rossi Anderson received her undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of Illinois in the year 2000, and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. Anna began her legal career as a prosecutor at the Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s Office in central Illinois, during which time she also received an appointment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Peoria, Illinois to assist in the prosecution of several federal cases that originated in her county. Anna moved to Joliet, Illinois in 2007 where she began work as a felony prosecutor with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted cases in that office for seven years before relocating to Utah in 2012, where she has since been employed as a prosecuting attorney in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Rossi-Anderson’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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR HIGHLAND/ALPINE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Highland, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Highland/Alpine City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who resigned effective Sep. 23, 2016.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Leslie Ann Gallacher, J.D., Law Partner at Wood, Lindsay, Gallacher LLC, resident of Spanish Fork
• Kelly Nicole Schaeffer-Bullock, J.D., Saratoga Springs City Prosecutor, resident of Lehi
• Honorable Brook Jason Sessions, J.D., Wasatch County Justice Court Judge, Attorney at Law, resident of Herriman

A comment period will be held through Dec. 12, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayors of Highland and Alpine City, who have 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Highland and Alpine City Councils. 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 LEHI CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Lehi, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected five nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Lehi City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who resigned effective Sep. 23, 2016.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Morgan Laker Cummings, J.D., Lehi City Prosecutor/Assistant City Attorney, resident of American Fork
• Steven Travis Densley, J.D., Senior General Attorney at Union Pacific Railroad, resident of American Fork
• Susan White Griffith, J.D., Executive Director of Timpanogos Legal Center, resident of Highland
• Alexander M. Ludlow, J.D., Deputy Utah County Attorney, resident of Orem
• Stephen Howells Schreiner, J.D., Provo City Chief Prosecutor, resident of Springville

A comment period will be held through Dec. 12, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Lehi City, Bert Wilson, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Lehi 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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