JUDGE MARY T. NOONAN ANNOUNCED AS NEW STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR
Salt Lake City, Utah—Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant announced today that Judge Mary T. Noonan has been appointed as the new State Court Administrator for the Utah State Courts.
“Judge Noonan is a proven leader who brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, both as a jurist and as an administrator. We are fortunate to have someone of her extraordinary abilities lead the Administrative Office of the Courts,” said Chief Justice Matthew Durrant.
Noonan served on the Juvenile Court bench in the 4th District for 15 years after being appointed by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt in 2003. She served on the Board of Juvenile Court Judges and is a founding member of the Wasatch/Summit County Children’s Justice Center. She has also served as a member of the Utah Court Improvement Project and as a member of steering committees for family drug court, juvenile drug court, and Division of Child and Family Services rocket docket.
Before her appointment to the bench, Noonan served as division chief of the Utah Attorney General’s Office Child Protection Division. She served as the section chief of the southern division of the Child Protection Division from July 1998 through May 2002. From 1994 through 1998, Judge Noonan worked for the Utah Department of Human Services as the director of the Utah Division of Child and Family Services and as the director of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
“The Utah Courts lead nationally in providing the public access to justice under the law. I look forward to continuing to serve alongside our remarkable judges and employees,” Noonan said.
Judge Noonan has served as the courts’ interim administrator since mid-January. She is the first woman to serve as Utah’s court administrator.
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