Month: February 2019

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR LINDON JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Lindon, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Lindon Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Brent Bullock who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

• Honorable Randy B. Birch, J.D., Heber City Justice Court Judge, resident of Heber City
• John H. Jacobs, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Alpine City
• Honorable Brook J. Sessions, J.D., Wasatch County Justice Court Judge, resident of Heber City

A comment period will be held through March 7, 2019. A final candidate will then be selected by the Mayor of Lindon City, Jeff Acerson, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Lindon City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact Amy Hernandez at amymh@utcourts.gov.

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LOGAN JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Logan, UT—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Logan, Utah. The position will replace Judge David Marx who will retire effective May 1, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Cache 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 earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of Cache 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 $85,650 to $107,060 with benefits including a URS contribution. For additional information, contact Greg Cox at 435-716-9046 or by email at greg.cox@loganutah.org.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 11, 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 Logan Mayor Holly Daines within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Daines 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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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR PLEASANT GROVE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Pleasant Grove, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Pleasant Grove Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Brent Bullock who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

• Honorable Randy B. Birch, J.D., Heber City Justice Court Judge, resident of Heber City
• John H. Jacobs, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Alpine City
• Honorable Brook J. Sessions, J.D., Wasatch County Justice Court Judge, resident of Heber City

A comment period will be held through Feb. 24, 2019. A final candidate will then be selected by the Mayor of Pleasant Grove, Guy Fugal, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Pleasant Grove City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact Amy Hernandez at amymh@utcourts.gov.

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Judge Kevin Allen to Retire from First District Bench

Logan, UT—Judge Kevin K. Allen has announced that he will be retiring from the bench after serving over 11 distinguished years. Judge Allen submitted his notice this week to Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant and Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.
“We deeply appreciate Judge Allen’s eleven years of dedicated service. Not only has he been an excellent judge, but he has made important contributions to the administration of the judicial system,” Chief Justice Durrant said.
Judge Allen was appointed to the First District bench in 2008 by then Governor Jon M. Huntsman. He is a native of Cache County, and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Judge Allen was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and after graduation, served in the JAG Corp where he eventually became the lead prosecutor for the Northeast Command and the Tax Officer for the European and Southwest Asia Command. Upon leaving active duty as a Lieutenant Commander, Judge Allen returned to Logan and practiced law primarily in civil matters.
Judge Allen established and presides over the First District Mental Health Court in Logan and has been a strong proponent within the judiciary of Mental Health Courts and other judicial intervention programs for the mentally ill. Additionally, Judge Allen is a co-founder of the National Mental Health Court Summit held in Park City. He served as a member of the Utah Sentencing Commission and as a member of the Utah Board of District Court Judges where he eventually became Chair. He currently serves as a member of the Utah Judicial Council, the governing board of the Utah Judiciary.
Judge Allen has announced he will be retiring in August, after which Governor Herbert will nominate a new judge with confirmation by the Utah State Senate.

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