Month: September 2017

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL EPHRAIM JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Ephraim, UT— The Sanpete County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Honorable Mark K. McIff to fill the Ephraim City Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective June 30, 2017.

Judge Mark K. McIff currently serves as judge of the justice courts in Sevier County, Piute County, Fairview City, Fountain Green City, Moroni and Spring City. He is also an attorney who practices in the south central Utah area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (1995) from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and a juris doctorate degree (1998) from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He formerly held the positions of Piute County Attorney, Wayne County Attorney, Deputy Sevier County Attorney, Deputy Garfield County Attorney, city prosecutor for several cities, and chief criminal prosecutor for the Wasatch County Attorney’s Office.

 

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JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY

Duchesne , UT — A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on Oct. 12, 2017, to hear testimony to determine whether reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Duchesne Courthouse, 21554 West 900 South, Duchesne, Utah 84021.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact State Court Administrator Rick Schwermer at (801) 578-3800 by Sept. 29, 2017, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by Sept. 29, 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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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL MORONI JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Moroni, UT— The Sanpete County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Honorable Mark K. McIff to fill the Moroni Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective June 30, 2017.

Judge Mark K. McIff currently serves as judge of the justice courts in Sevier County, Piute County, Fairview City, Fountain Green City and Spring City. He is also an attorney who practices in the south central Utah area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (1995) from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and a juris doctorate degree (1998) from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He formerly held the positions of Piute County Attorney, Wayne County Attorney, Deputy Sevier County Attorney, Deputy Garfield County Attorney, city prosecutor for several cities, and chief criminal prosecutor for the Wasatch County Attorney’s Office.

 

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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL ORDERVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Orderville, UT— The Kane County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Honorable Ronald L. Read to fill the Town of Orderville Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Steven Wallace who will retire effective October 17, 2017.

Judge Ronald L. Read graduated from Southern Utah State College in 1981 and the S.J. Quinney College of law at the University of Utah in 1990. Judge Read then served as a law clerk for the United States District Court in Boise, Idaho. After this he was an associate and shareholder with Hughes & Read, the Deputy/Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. George, a co-founder of Read & Wright and then Read & Wright Naegle and Jensen and is currently a Washington County Justice Court Judge.

 

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MANTI CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Manti, Utah— The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Manti City has been extended. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective June 30, 2017.
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 range for the position is $5,678.75 to $10,221.75 with no benefits. For additional information contact Tami Larson, Court Clerk at (435) 262-7709.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 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 Manti, Korry L. Soper, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Soper 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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GUNNISON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Gunnison, Utah— The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Gunnison City has been extended. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective June 30, 2017.

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 range for the position is $4,867.50 to $8,761.50 with no benefits. For additional information contact Pam Barrus at (435)528-5494.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 15, 2017 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 Gunnison, Bruce Blackham, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Blackham 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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