Nominees Named for Davis County Justice Court Vacancy

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July 1, 2014
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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR DAVIS COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Syracuse, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Syracuse Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Joseph Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
·         Catherine Jeane Hoskins, J.D., Hoskins Legal, Layton
·         Paul H. Olds, J.D., Kaufman, Nichols, Olds & Kaufman, Pleasant View
·         Richard Hogan Reeve, J.D., Van Cott, Bagley, et al., Ogden

A comment period will be held through July 10, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by Syracuse Mayor Terry Palmer. The mayor has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Syracuse 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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Washington County Judicial Vacancy

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WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Washington County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Washington County. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

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 annual salary for the position is $85,446, plus benefits. For additional information, contact Sherrie Larsen at (435) 652-5804 or sherrie.larsen@washco.utah.gov.
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Judicial Nominating Commission Meeting Planned in St. George

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June 23, 2014

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Washington County, UT—The Washington County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 9, 2014, to select a candidate for the Washington County Justice Court to replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The commission will begin meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington County Commission Chamber, 197 East Tabernacle St., in St. George.

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 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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Washington County Justice Court Vacancy Announced

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June 19, 2014

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Washington County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Washington County. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

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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Meeting Set to Select Syracuse Justice Court Judge

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June 6, 2014
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JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Syracuse, UT—The Davis County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on June 16, 2014, to select a candidate for the Syracuse Justice Court to replace Judge Joseph Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court. The commission will begin meeting at 1 p.m. at the Syracuse City Building, 1979 West 1900 South.

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 to 1:30 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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Syracuse Justice Court Vacancy Deadline Extended

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Contact: Nancy Volmer
May 21, 2014
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SYRACUSE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Syracuse, Utah – Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Syracuse. The position will replace Judge Joseph M. Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court, which is subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.

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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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Judicial Council invite comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires July 15, 2014.

Summary of proposed amendments

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 035. Petition for rehearing. Amend. Outlines the circumstances under which a petition for rehearing may be filed. Separates parts of the rule into separate subparagraphs. Provides the color for covers of petitions and responses filed under this rule.

URAP 038. Qualifications for appointed appellate counsel. Amend. Requires that appointed appellate counsel represent a client through the first right of appeal.

URAP 047. Certification and transmission of record; joint and separate petitions; cross-petitions; parties. Rename and amend. Removes the requirement for certification of the record. Provides that the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall notify the Clerk of the Court of Appeals to transmit the record on appeal to the Supreme Court when a petition for certiorari has been granted.
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Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Utah Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following court rules. The amendments are effective November 1, 2014.

Summary of proposed amendments 

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 003. Appeal as of right: how taken. Amend. Provides that service of the notice of appeal shall be done in accordance with the service requirements of the court from which the appeal is taken.

URAP 008A. Motion for emergency relief. Renumber and amend. Renumbers rule 8A to rule 23C. Provides that a motion for emergency relief is not sufficient to invoke the court’s jurisdiction, and that a jurisdictional petition must be filed or no emergency relief will be granted.
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Syracuse Justice Court Vacancy Announced

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Contact: Nancy Volmer
May 14th, 2014 (801) 578-3994
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SYRACUSE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED
Syracuse, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Syracuse. The position will replace Judge Joseph M. Bean who resigned effective April 30th, 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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Judge Named to Fill Highland/Alpine City Justice Court Vacancy

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May 1, 2014
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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL HIGHLAND/ALPINE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Highland, UT—The Utah County Commission has announced the appointment of the Honorable Douglas Nielsen to fill the Highland/Alpine City Justice Court vacancy. The position replaces Judge Darwin R. Poulsen who retired April 1, 2014.

Judge Nielsen was appointed to the Lehi City Justice Court in January 2013. Prior to this, he worked as an associate attorney at Young, Kester & Petro law office before becoming a partner at Petro & Nielsen law office in 2010.

Judge Nielsen earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Management from Utah Valley State College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Utah State University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
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Sevier County Commission Appoints Justice Court Judge

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April 30, 2014
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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL SEVIER COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Richfield, UT—The Sevier County Commission has announced the appointment of attorney Mark Kay McIff to fill the Sevier County Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Kent Nielsen who retires on June 1, 2014.

Mark McIff practices law in south central Utah and maintains a private law practice in Richfield. He is a former chief criminal prosecutor for the Wasatch County Attorney, Deputy Sevier County Attorney, Deputy Garfield County Attorney, and city prosecutor for several cities in the district. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
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Awards Presented by Justice Court Board

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April 29, 2014
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JUSTICE COURT BOARD PRESENTS COURT AWARDS

St. George, UT—Two judges and a court employee were recognized on April 18, 2014, for their service to Utah’s justice courts during the Annual Conference of the Justice Court Judges in St. George, Utah.

Orem City Justice Court Judge Reed Parkin was presented with the 2014 Justice Court Judge of the Year award. Judge Parkin was recognized for his outstanding efforts on behalf of justice courts in Utah and for furthering the professional and legal competence of Utah Justice Court judges.

The 2014 Justice Court Service award was presented to Judge Jody Petry in recognition of her outstanding commitment to fellow judges and to the Utah judiciary. Judge Petry serves the justice courts in Naples and Uintah County.
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Panelists to discuss: What Makes a Good Citizen?

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April 18, 2014
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LAW DAY PANEL TO ADDRESS “WHAT MAKES A GOOD CITIZEN?”

WHAT:
Each year the Utah State Courts plans a panel discussion in conjunction with The Hinckley Institute of Politics to recognize Law Day on May 1. This year’s panel members represent each branch of government and will address the topic “The Importance of Civic Involvement: What Makes a Good Citizen?”

Being an engaged citizen is important to the health of our communities. Whether volunteering at a local soup kitchen, reading to kids at a neighborhood library, voting in a local election, or serving on a jury, each branch of government depends on citizens to safeguard our democracy.
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Divorce Education for Children Spring Classes Scheduled

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April 10, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
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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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