Aurora City Justice Court Nominees Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Volmer
July 23, 2015

(801) 578-3994

Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR AURORA CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Aurora, UT—The Sevier County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Aurora City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Les Scott who will retire effective December 31, 2015.

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

-Honorable Mark Kay McIff, Sevier County Justice Court judge, Piute County Justice Court Judge, The McIff Firm. P.C., Richfield

-Cordell Pearson, Sevier County School District varsity soccer coach, Piute Deputy Sherriff, Circleville
-Lee Jay Crysel, self-employed, Butch Cassidy Campground & R.V. Park, Salina

A comment period will be held through August 3rd, 2015, before the final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Aurora City, Scott R. Gurney, who will have 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Aurora City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointments. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.
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Clearfield City Justice Court Nominees Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR CLEARFIELD CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Clearfield, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy at the Clearfield City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who retired on June 30, 2015.

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

·Brian Edward Brower, J.D., Clearfield City Attorney, West Point
·Honorable Catherine Jean Hoskins, J.D., Syracuse Justice Court, Hoskins Legal, Layton
·Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., attorney at law, Roy City prosecutor, Kaysville
·Colin Reed Winchester, J.D., executive director of the Judicial Conduct Commission, Clinton

A comment period will be held through July 31, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Clearfield City Mayor Mark Shepherd, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Clearfield City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.
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Sessions Appointed to Wasatch County Justice Court

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July 16, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL WASATCH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Heber, UT—The Wasatch County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Brook Jason Sessions to the Wasatch County Justice Court. Sessions will replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire on July 29.

Since 1992, Sessions has worked as an attorney in private practice in Utah. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal court systems in Utah and Oregon. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Utah State Bar and the Utah Trial Lawyers’ Association. Sessions has a bachelor’s degree in business from Utah State University and a law degree from the University of Oregon.
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Dedication Ceremony Planned for Ogden Courthouse

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July 15, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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Cell: (801) 712-4545

DEDICATION PLANNED FOR OGDEN JUVENILE COURTHOUSE

WHAT:          Dedication ceremony for the Second District Juvenile Courthouse.

A new juvenile courthouse has been constructed to replace the existing juvenile courthouse, which was located at 444 26th Street.

The new courthouse is 85,000 sq. feet, has five floors and six finished juvenile courtrooms. In addition, the courthouse has office space for the juvenile court staff/probation as well as the Weber County Sheriff’s Office security staff. Construction on the project began November 2013. Contractors on the project are VCBO Architecture and Jacobsen Construction.

WHEN:          Monday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.
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Meeting Planned to Select Aurora and Salina Justice Court Judge

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July 13, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:(801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Sevier County, UT—The Sevier County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 23, 2015, to select a candidate for the Aurora and Salina justice courts to replace Judge Les Scott who will retire Dec. 31, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 1 p.m. at the Aurora City Offices, 20 South 120 East.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments are being accepted from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.
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Meeting Set to Select Clearfield Justice Court Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

June 29, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Clearfield, UT—The Davis County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 15, 2015, to select a candidate for the Clearfield Justice Court to replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire June 30, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Clearfield Municipal and Justice Center, 55 South State St.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments are being accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.
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Clinton City Justice Court Judge Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL CLINTON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Clinton, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Catherine Jeane Hoskins to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Clinton City Justice Court. Judge Hoskins will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire on June 30, 2015.

Judge Hoskins was appointed to Syracuse Justice Court in Sept. 2014. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001, with a Juris Doctorate degree, from the University of Utah in 1999, with a bachelor’s degree in History, and from Brigham Young Idaho with an associate’s degree in 1996.
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Wasatch County Justice Court Nominees Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WASATCH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Heber, UT—The Wasatch County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for an upcoming vacancy at the Wasatch County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire effective July 29, 2015.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence: Joanie Kyoko Low, J.D., attorney, Heber; Brook Jason Session, J.D., Brook Sessions, PC, Herriman City; and James Mark Smedley, J.D., J. Mark Smedley Law Office, PC, Heber City prosecutor, Heber City attorney, Charleston Town attorney, Heber.

A comment period will be held through July 6, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by
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Clearfield Justice Court Vacancy Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 8, 2015

Contact:  Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

CLEARFIELD JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Clearfield, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Clearfield. The position will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire June 30, 2015.

To be considered for the position, 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 the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

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. The salary range for the position is $69,683 to $104,525, plus benefits. For additional information, contact Summer Palmer at (801) 525-2741.
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e.Bulletin for June 2015

election2013_JGilsonMESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIM GILSON

Don’t miss the Summer Convention in Sun Valley July 29-August 1. See the schedule for the motivating keynote speakers, informative CLE, and numerous opportunities to interact with colleagues, friends, and family. Register online by June 26 for the early discount. Sun Valley Lodge and Inn are filling up fast: call 800-786-8259 for reservations (8 am to 9 pm). Also see the many other close lodging options. Convention highlights include:

  • US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s keynote on Thursday morning
  • Judges & Lawyers Mixer on Friday evening
  • Sun Valley now offers the best of the old and new with a major remodel

The Bar Commissioners are seeking nominations for the 2015 Bar Awards. These awards have a long history of publicly honoring those whose professionalism, public service, and personal dedication has significantly enhanced the administration of justice, the delivery of legal services, and the profession in general. Please submit your nominations to Christy Abad, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 or adminasst@utahbar.org, to be received no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2015. View a list of past award recipients.
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Salina Justice Court Judge to Retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

SALINA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Salina, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Salina. The position will replace Judge Les Scott who will retire Dec. 31, 2015.

To be considered for the position, 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 the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

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. The starting salary for the position is $10,500, without benefits. For additional information, contact Sherri Westbrook at (435) 529-7304 or sherri@salinacity.org.
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Meeting set to Select Wasatch County Justice Court Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 1, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

The Wasatch County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on June 16, 2015, to select a candidate for the Wasatch County Justice Court to replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire July 29, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Wasatch County Community Services Building, 55 South 550 East.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments are being accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.
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Clinton City Justice Court Nominees Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR CLINTON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Clinton, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy at the Clinton City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire on June 30, 2015.

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

·Honorable Catherine Jean Hoskins, J.D., Syracuse Justice Court, Hoskins Legal, resident of Layton
·Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., attorney at law, Roy City prosecutor, resident of Kaysville
·Honorable Reuben Renstrom, J.D., South Ogden, South Weber, Harrisville, Riverdale and Woods Cross Justice Courts, attorney at Helgesen, Waterfall & Jones, resident of Kaysville
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Nominees for Fillmore City Justice Court Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

May 26, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR FILLMORE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Fillmore, UT—The Millard County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Fillmore Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Stanley Robison who retired effective March 31, 2015.

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

·Honorable Mark Kay McIff, Sevier County Justice Court judge, The McIff Firm. P.C., resident of Richfield

·Cyndee Celeste Probert, former Millard County and Fillmore City Clerk, resident of Scipio

·Honorable Sharla T. Williams, serves as a judge for the Santaquin, Genola, Goshen Justice Court, the Juab County Justice Court, the Nephi City Justice Court and the Levan City Justice Court, resident of Nephi
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