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JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED FOR WAYNE COUNTY

Wayne County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a part-time justice court judge position that will serve Wayne County. The position will replace Judge Roy Brown who will retire in December.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 StateCourt’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 $7,408 to $13,334 per year and includes benefits. For

additional information, contact JaKelle Pace at jakellep@utcourts.gov.

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 27, 2022 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 its nominees to the Wayne  County Commission within 45 days of its first meeting. The Wayne County Commission will then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah  Judicial Council.

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JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED FOR SANTA CLARA

Santa Clara, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position that will serve Santa Clara, Utah. The position will replace Judge Kenneth Armstrong who will retire in December.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Washington 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 Washington 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 $25,928 to $46,670 per year. For additional information, contact Scott Bannon, Assistant City Manager, at (435) 673-6712.

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 27, 2022 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 mayor of Santa Clara, Rick Rosenberg, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Rosenberg will then have 30 days in which to make a selection. His selection must then be ratified by the Santa  Clara City Council and certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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EMERY COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED

Emery County, Utah— The deadline for applications for a justice court judge position in Emery County has been extended. The position will replace Judge Steven L. Stream who will retire on July 1, 2022.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Emery 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 Emery 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 StateCourt’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 $27,780 to $50,004 per year. For additional information,

contact Mary Huntington, Emery County Human Resources Director, at (435) 381-3578.

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 27, 2022 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 its nominees to the Emery  County Commission within 45 days of its first meeting. The Emery County Commission will then have 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 THE UTAH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Utah County, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for a judicial vacancy that will serve Utah County, Utah. The position will replace Judge Stevan Ridge who will retire in June.

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

• Cherylyn Egner, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Lehi,

• Michael Hinckley, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Saratoga Springs,

• John Jacobs, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Alpine, and

• Richard Kennerley, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Orem.

A comment period will be held through June 5, 2022. A final candidate will then be selected by the Utah County Commission within 30 days. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact Amy Hernandez at amymh@utcourts.gov.

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DRAPER JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Draper, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position that will serve Draper, Utah. The position will replace Judge Daniel Bertch who will resign his position in December.

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 $123,000 per year and includes benefits. For additional information, contact David Dobbins at david.dobbins@draperutah.gov.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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  mayor of Draper, Troy K. Walker, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Walker will then have 30 days in which to make a selection. His selection must then be ratified by the Draper City Council and certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah County, UT—The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on May 19, 2022, to review applications for a justice court judge position that will serve Utah County. The position will replace Judge Stevan Ridge who will retire in June. The Commission will begin the meeting at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the law offices located at 120 East 300 North in Provo, Utah 84606.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Following the public comment period, the meeting will be closed to allow commission members to review applications for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of  the meeting should contact Amy Hernandez at (801) 578-3809 or amymh@utcourts.gov to request an appointment.

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DRAPER JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Draper, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position that will serve Draper, Utah. The position will replace Judge Daniel Bertch who will resign his position in December.

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 $59,264 to $106,675 per year and includes benefits. For additional information, contact David Dobbins at david.dobbins@draperutah.gov.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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  mayor of Draper, Troy K. Walker, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Walker will then  have 30 days in which to make a selection. His selection must then be ratified by the Draper City  Council and certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED FOR EMERY COUNTY

Emery County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a part-time justice court judge position that will serve Emery County. The position will replace Judge Steven L. Stream who will retire on July 1, 2022.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Emery 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 Emery 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 $27,780 to $50,004 per year. For additional information, contact Mary Huntington, Emery County Human Resources Director, at (435) 381-3578.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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 its nominees to the Emery  County Commission within 45 days of its first meeting. The Emery County Commission will then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY

Moab, UT – The next regularly scheduled meeting of Utah’s grand jury panel of judges will be on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Grand County Courthouse, located at 125 East Center Street, Moab UT 84532.1

The purpose of the meeting is to hear testimony, if any, to determine whether a grand jury should be summoned based upon evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, individuals claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. Individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. An individual who testifies must be prepared to provide evidence to support a claim that justifies calling a grand jury. 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. Controversies between individual parties, civil matters, and matters that are subject to criminal appeal will not be considered.

Due to the continuing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, individuals (including members of the panel of judges) may choose to appear at the meeting remotely using video conferencing software. Individuals who have arranged to testify will appear for individual appointments either:

  • at the courthouse, where panel staff will be present to facilitate the individual’s testimony to the panel of judges (including operating video conferencing software, if necessary); or
  • from a location of the individual’s choosing using remote video conferencing software, the details of which will be communicated to the individual by panel staff.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact Keri Sargent, Assistant District Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts, at (435) 633-5549 by Monday, May 30, 2022, at noon, to schedule an appointment and arrange to receive further specific instructions. Any individual needing special accommodation during the hearing must notify panel staff at least three business days prior to the hearing. If no appointments are scheduled by the appointed time, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

The current members of the grand jury panel of judges are: Supervising Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, 3rd District Court; Senior Judge Lynn W. Davis, 4th District Court; Judge Angela Fonnesbeck, 1st District Court; Judge Eric A. Ludlow, 5th District Court; and Judge Paul Parker, 3rd District Court. Additional information regarding the grand jury panel of judges is available at the Utah Court’s website2 or in the Utah Code.3

 

 

1 Utah’s grand jury statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold a hearing in each judicial district every three years.

2 http://www.utcourts.gov/cal/grandjury

3 https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title77/Chapter10A/77-10a-S2.html?v=C77-10a-S2_2018050820180508

 

 

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE SALT LAKE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Salt Lake City, UT—The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has selected five nominees for a judicial vacancy that will serve Salt Lake City, Utah. The position will replace Judge John  Baxter who will retire in July of 2022.

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

• Yvette Donosso, J.D., attorney at law, resident of South Jordan,

• Lisa Garner, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Cottonwood Heights,

• Jonathan Jemming, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Millcreek,

• Jojo Liu, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Salt Lake City, and

• Todd Olsen, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Salt Lake City.

A comment period will be held through April 28, 2022. A final candidate will then be selected  by the Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall, within 30 days. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact Amy Hernandez at amymh@utcourts.gov.

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