Divorce Education for Children Spring Classes Scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR DIVORCE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM

Salt Lake City, UT—Nearly 12,000 Utah children are impacted by divorce each year, including more than 5,000 children in Salt Lake County. To address the needs of these children, the Utah State Courts offers a free Divorce Education for Children class twice each month. Classes take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Following are the dates for upcoming 2013 classes: April 26, May 17, and June 28.

The Divorce Education for Children class is for children 9 to 12-years-old whose parents have filed for divorce or whose parents are divorced. The class takes place at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse at 450 South State Street.  Advance registration is required by calling (801) 578-3897 or e-mail sabrinap@utcourts.gov. There is no charge to attend the class.
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Court Cautions Residents About Jury Duty Scam

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April 9, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JURY DUTY SCAM PERSISTS
Utah State Courts Advise Residents Not to Give Out Personal Identifying Information

Salt Lake City, Utah— The Utah State Courts is advising residents not to be fooled by a jury duty scam that continues to persist throughout the nation.

The scam involves an individual who claims to be a court employee calling a member of the public alleging they failed to report for jury service and indicating a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller requests personal identifying information—such as birthday, social security number, and sometimes credit card numbers—from the individual in order to cancel the arrest warrant.
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Grand Jury to Meet in Price

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUDGES TO HEAR GRAND JURY TESTIMONY

Price, UT—A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on May 8, 2014, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place in the Seventh Judicial District Courthouse, 149 East 100 South.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at (801) 578-3800 by April 30, 2014, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by April 30, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury. Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.
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Justice Court Judge Appointed to Price, Wellington Justice Courts

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April 7, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JON CARPENTER NAMED TO FILL CARBON COUNTY/ WELLINGTON JUSTICE COURT VACANCIES

Price/Wellington, Utah—The Carbon County Commission and Wellington Mayor Joan Powell have announced the appointment of Jon Randall Carpenter to fill the Carbon County and Wellington City Justice Court vacancies. The position will replace Judge Elayne Storrs who retires on May 1, 2014.

Jon R. Carpenter is a partner at Jensen & Carpenter Law Office PLLC in Price. His practice includes family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, adoption, parental defense, and other areas. Carpenter graduated from the Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Neb. in 2006. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Utah in 2002.
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Nominees Named for Sevier County Justice Court Vacancy

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April 3, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR SEVIER COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Richfield, UT—The Sevier County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a pending vacancy at the Sevier County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Kent Nielsen who has announced his retirement effective June 1, 2014.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
·Lawrence H. Hunt, J.D., Hunt Law Office, Richfield
·Mark Kay McIff, J.D., Wayne County Attorney, Piute County Attorney, Richfield
·Cordell Pearson, Sevier County School District, Piute Deputy Sheriff, Circleville

A comment period will be held through April 14, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by the chair of the Sevier County Commission, who has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Sevier County Commission. 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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Nominees Names for Highland and Alpine Justice Courts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR HIGHLAND AND ALPINE JUSTICE COURTS VACANCIES

Highland, UT—The Utah County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for pending vacancies at the Highland and Alpine City justice courts. The positions will replace Judge Darwin R. Poulsen who has announced his retirement effective April 1, 2014.

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

·Honorable Carolyn Elease Howard, J.D., Saratoga Springs Justice Court Judge, Associate Professor, Utah Valley University, Attorney at Law, Provo.

·Honorable Sydney Jayne Magid, J.D., Salt Lake City Justice Court Judge, Attorney at Law, Salt Lake City.

·Honorable Douglas John Nielsen, J.D., Lehi City Justice Court Judge, Attorney at Law, Spanish Fork
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Judicial Nominees Announced for Carbon County Justice Court Vacancies

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March 21, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR CARBON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCIES

Price/Wellington, UT—The Carbon County Nominating Commission has selected two nominees for pending vacancies at the Carbon County and Willington City justice courts. The positions will replace Judge Elayne Storrs who has announced her retirement effective May 1, 2014.

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

·David Merrill Allred, J.D., attorney at law, Castle Dale
·Jon Randall Carpenter, J.D., attorney at law, Jensen & Carpenter Law Office, Price

A comment period will be held through March 31, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by the Carbon County Commission and Wellington City Mayor, who have 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Carbon County Commission and Wellington 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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Highland/Alpine – Judicial Nominating Commission to select Justice Court candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Highland, UT—The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on March 19, 2014, to select a candidate for the Highland/Alpine Justice Court to replace Judge Darwin Poulsen who is retiring effective March 31, 2014. The commission will begin meeting at 10 a.m. at the Highland City Building, 5400 West Civic Center Drive.

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 10 a.m. to 10:30 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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Sevier County – Judicial Nominating Commission Sets Date for Selection Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Richfield, UT—The Sevier County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on March 31, 2014, to select a candidate for the Sevier County Justice Court to replace Judge Kent Nielsen who is retiring effective June 1, 2014. The commission will begin meeting at 9 a.m. at the Sevier County Administration Building, 250 North Main, Room 130.

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 9 a.m. to 9:30 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 Planned to Select Justice Court Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Wellington, UT—The Carbon County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on March 18, 2014, to select candidates for the Price and Wellington justice courts to replace Judge Elayne Storrs who is retiring effective May 1, 2014. The commission will begin meeting at 12 p.m. at the Wellington City Office 150 West Main 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 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 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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Provo Justice Court to Relocate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:  (801) 712-4545

PROVO JUSTICE COURT PLANS MOVE  

Provo, UT— The Provo City Justice Court is planning a move in order to accommodate redevelopment underway in downtown Provo. The court, which is currently housed at 310 West Center St., will be relocating to 75 East 1700 South, Ste. 100.

The move to the new site will begin on March 10 in order for the court to open for business at the new location on March 24. During this time, the public should go to the Provo City building at 351 West Center St. to take care of court business, such as to pay fines, schedule court dates, and speak to traffic court clerks. Traffic and parking tickets can also be paid online at
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Utah Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments at S.J. Quinney College Of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:  (801) 712-4545

UTAH SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS AT S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW

WHAT:
The Utah Supreme Court periodically holds court sessions in other locations to provide an opportunity to enhance public understanding of the court’s work and to provide law students with an opportunity to see the Supreme Court in session.

Cases to be heard are as follows:
9:30 a.m.- Salt Lake City v. Miles, case #20130475
10:30 a.m.-Layton v. Stevenson, case #20130342
(Case summaries are attached.)

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. to approx. 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, University of Utah.

WHO:
Utah Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Associate Chief Justice Ronald E. Nehring, Justice Christine M. Durham, Justice Thomas R. Lee, and Justice Jill N. Parrish.
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Utah County Justice Court Vacancy Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

UTAH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Highland, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Alpine and Highland. The position will replace Judge Darwin Poulsen who is retiring effective March 31, 2014.

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.
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Justice Court vacancies in Carbon County Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2014

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

CARBON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCIES ANNOUNCED

Price, Utah—Applications are being accepted for Justice Court judge positions in Wellington and Price. The vacancies will replace Judge Elayne Storrs who is retiring effective April 30, 2014.

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.
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