Salt Lake City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Salt Lake City has been extended. The position will replace Judge L.G. Cutler who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

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 under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website ( The annual salary for the position is $121,264 with benefits. For additional information, contact Patricia Vaughn at 801-535-6609 or by email at

The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 4, 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

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Biskupski then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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

Bar Announcement

The Board of Appellate Court Judges of the Utah State Courts requests applicants for the Utah Appellate Roster. Rule 11-401 requires courts to appoint attorneys only from the Utah Appellate Roster to represent indigent parties on appeal before the Utah Supreme Court or the Utah Court of Appeals. Those attorneys will be compensated for appointed representation. Utah R. Jud. Admin. 11-401; Utah R. App. P. 38b; Utah R. Crim. P. 8. Applicants are required to return the attached application form and requested materials to Jeni Wood at by February 25, 2019.

Appellate Roster Application

Appellate Roster Instructions


Salt Lake City, UT—The Salt Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Mar. 15, 2019 to review applications for the vacancy in the Salt Lake City Justice Court. The successful candidate will replace Judge L.G. Cutler who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019. The commission will begin the meeting at 2 p.m. at the Matheson Courthouse located on 450 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. The meeting will be held in the Council Room on the third floor located in N31.

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 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.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 to request an appointment.