Month: October 2020

TAYLORSVILLE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Taylorsville, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in the City of Taylorsville. The position will replace Judge Michael Kwan who passed away in July.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake 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 salary range for the position is $85,225 to $153,405 per year and includes benefits. For additional information, contact City Administrator John Taylor at jtaylor@taylorsvilleut.gov or (801) 955-2003.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 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 the Taylorsville City Mayor, Kristie S. Overson, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Overson 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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MILLARD COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Millard, UT—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in Millard County. The position will replace Judge Debra Haveron who will be retiring April 1, 2021.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Millard 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 Millard 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 salary range for the position is $24,716 to $44,487 per year and does not include benefits. For additional information, contact Bonnie Smith at (435) 743-5227.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 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 the Millard County Commission within 45 days of its first meeting. The Millard County Commission 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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CHIEF JUSTICE ISSUES UPDATED PANDEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

Salt Lake City, UT— Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant has issued an updated Administrative Order. The order offers further direction on warrants, bench trials, and eviction cases during the pandemic.

The Utah Courts remain open and available to the public while balancing the health and safety of court patrons, court staff, and judges. Toward that goal, the Utah Judicial Council has established three levels of court operations (Red, Yellow, Green), based on safety recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Utah Department of Health. While most hearings are being conducted remotely, some are now in-person, depending on a court’s risk level. Since March, courts have conducted over 140,000 remote proceedings on more than 63,000 District Court cases. Courts approved for in-person hearings and jury trials under the Yellow Phase currently include those in: Box Elder, Rich, Davis, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron, Piute, Sevier, Emery, Daggett, and Uintah. Courts in Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Washington, Garfield, Kane, Sanpete, Wayne, Carbon, Grand, and San Juan counties have been approved to move from Red to Yellow when COVID case numbers decrease in those counties. The COVID Alerts and Information page contains more information.

Like many organizations forced to rethink ways in which business is done due to COVID-19, the Utah Courts recognize there have been many changes and challenges. Some changes, such as remote hearings, have benefited the public and provided greater transparency. While some of the challenges have created frustration at times, the Utah Courts are continuously working through them and expect those efforts to make our judiciary more agile and efficient over time.

Click here for the Oct. 2, 2020 Administrative Order:

https://www.utcourts.gov/alerts/docs/20201002%20-%20Amended%20Pandemic%20Administrative%20Order.pdf

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ORDERVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED

Orderville, UT—The deadline for applications for a justice court judge position in the Town of Orderville has been extended. The position will replace Judge Ronald Read whose term expires on Jan. 3, 2021.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Kane 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 Kane 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 salary range for the position is $4,389 to $7,889 per year and does not include benefits. For additional information, contact Carol Lamb at (435) 648-2534.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 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 Robert Caruso, mayor of Orderville Town, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Caruso 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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