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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR TOWN OF ALTA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Alta, UT—The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Alta Town Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth who retired effective March 31, 2017.
Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Honorable Michael Peter Boehm, J.D., South Jordan Justice Court Judge, resident of South Jordan
• Honorable Paul Curtis Farr, J.D., Sandy and Herriman Justice Court Judge, resident of Herriman
• Bryan Jon Memmott, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Kaysville
A comment period will be held through June 26, 2017, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Alta, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Alta Town 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, at melisses@utcourts.gov.

EPHRAIM CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Ephraim, Utah—The deadline for applications for the Justice Court judge position in Ephraim has been extended. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who will retire in June 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete 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 minimum of 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 Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $11,357.50 to $20,443.50 with no benefits. For additional information about Ephraim City, contact City Hall at (435)283-4631.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Ephraim, Richard Squire, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Squire then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Orderville, UT — The Kane County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 7, 2017, to select candidates for the vacancy in the Town of Orderville Justice Court to replace Judge Steven Wallace who will retire effective Oct. 17, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 12 p.m. in the City Council Room (downstairs) located on 425 East State Street in Orderville.

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 will be accepted from 12 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

MORONI CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Moroni, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Moroni City. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who will retire effective June 30, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete 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 minimum of 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. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $4,867.50 to $8,761.50 with no benefits. For additional information contact Carol Haskins, City Recorder or Tami Larson, Court Clerk at (435) 436-8359.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Moroni, Luke R. Freeman, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Freeman then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

ORDERVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Orderville, Utah—The period to receive applications for a Justice Court judge position in Orderville has been extended to Friday, June 9, 2017. The position will replace Judge Steven Wallace who will retire effective Oct. 17, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Kane 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 minimum of 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. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $6,500 to $7,000 with no benefits. For additional information about Orderville, contact Carol Lamb at (435) 648-2534.

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Orderville, Merlin Esplin, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Esplin then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

EPHRAIM CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Ephraim, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Ephraim. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson who will retire in June 30, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete 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 minimum of 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. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $11,357.50 to $20,443.50 with no benefits. For additional information about Ephraim City, contact City Hall at (435)283-4631.

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Ephraim, Richard Squire, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Squire then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Plain City, UT—The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on June 8, 2017, to select candidates for the vacancy in the Plain City Justice Court to replace Judge James Beesley who will retire effective July 1, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 1 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located on 4160 West 2200 North in Plain City.

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 will be 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Alta, UT—The Salt Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on June 12, 2017, to select candidates for the vacancy in the Town of Alta Justice Court to replace Judge Clinton Balmforth who retired effective March 31, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers located in the Alta Library/Community Center on 10351 East Highway 210 in Alta.

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 will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 9:30 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

ORDERVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Orderville, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Orderville. The position will replace Judge Steven Wallace who will retire effective Oct. 17, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Kane 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 minimum of 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. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $6,500.00 to $7,000.00 with no benefits. For additional information about Orderville, contact Carol Lamb at (435) 648-2534.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Orderville, Merlin Esplin, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Esplin then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

ALTA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

ALTA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Alta, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in the Town of Alta. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth who retired effective March 31, 2017.

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 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. Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $4,100.00 without benefits. For additional information, contact Piper Lever at (801) 742-2407 or by email at plever@townofalta.com.

The deadline for applications is Friday May 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of the Town of Alta, Tom Pollard, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Pollard then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

 

Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham to Step Down in November

Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham to Step Down in November

Salt Lake City, UT — Utah Supreme Court Justice, and former Chief Justice, Christine M. Durham submitted a letter today to Governor Gary R. Herbert, informing him that she will be retiring later this year after 35 years of service on the Supreme Court bench.

“We are deeply grateful for Justice Christine Durham’s extraordinary service to the Utah Supreme Court and the citizens of Utah,” said Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant. “She is a brilliant jurist, a wonderful colleague, and a truly remarkable human being. Justice Durham has been an inspiration not only to lawyers and judges here in Utah, but nationally as well. I cannot overstate just how profoundly her contributions have helped to build a court system that has come to be recognized as a national model.”

Justice Durham made history in 1982 by becoming the first female supreme court justice in Utah, and made history again in 2002 when she was elected as Utah’s first supreme court chief justice.

“My service on the bench has been a privilege and a joy. It will be hard to leave all of the fine judges and wonderful staff with whom I have worked. I look forward to savoring the remaining months with my wonderful colleagues on the Supreme Court,” Justice Durham said.

Her last day on the bench will be Nov. 16, 2017.

Statement Regarding the Passing of Judge Robert K. Hilder

Below is a statement from Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant on the passing of former Judge Robert Hilder:

“We have lost a valuable colleague and friend to the court. Judge Hilder was a superb jurist. In addition, he made many significant contributions as a leader in our court system. We are deeply grateful for his 16 years of service on the bench.”

Bio:

Judge Robert K. Hilder was appointed to the Third District Court by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt and took office on August 1, 1995 and retired from the bench in 2011. He served Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Hilder emigrated from Australia in 1977, and has lived in Utah since that time. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and subsequently received a law degree from the University’s College of Law in 1984, where he served on the Utah Law Review for two years. After clerking part-time during law school with Christensen & Jensen, he joined the firm first as an associate, and successively shareholder, director, and managing director. His practice stressed civil litigation, covering many subject matters. Judge Hilder’s service in the judiciary includes: the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee (1998-2001); the Utah Judicial Council and the Council’s Management Committee (2001-2007); Associate Presiding Judge, Third District (2005-2007), and Presiding Judge (2007- present); District Court representative, Executive Committee, Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar (2005-2007); and member of the Grand Jury Panel of Judges (1998-2007). He also taught pre-trial practice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.