Nominee Named for Piute County Justice Court Vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Feb. 20, 2015

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

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR PIUTE COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Junction, UT—The Piute County Nominating Commission has selected two nominees for a vacancy at the Piute County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Thomas Robertson who retired effective Jan. 16, 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., Richfield
·John “Jack” Joseph Tighe, Jr., retired private investigator and detective, Las Vegas Metro Police Dept., Circleville

A comment period will be held through March 4, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Piute County Commission Chair Rick Blackwell, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Piute County Commission. 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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Regence Deadline Extended!

Regence deadline extended!  All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM on 2/28/2015!

Regence Blue Cross has extended their enrollment to February 28, 2015.  

If you have Regence and you live or work in Park City Make  sure you have checked the Networks for your doctor and hospital.  Regence recently changed and the Focal Point is no longer connected to Rosenberg Cooley or Park City Hospital.  To access these you must have the Valuecare network (see attached).

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e.Bulletin for February 2015

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAMES D. GILSON

I hope you will be joining me for the Spring Convention on March 12-14 in St. George.  Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount by tomorrow; see details at these pages:  schedule, lodging, and registration.  And don’t forget The Quinn Essential—the Judge Quinn Memorial Awareness Ride on Friday at 3:30.  Net proceeds to be donated to “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” and to publicize distracted driver and bike safety.  See details at The Quinn Essential.

Last month I mentioned that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the keynote speaker for our Summer Convention in Sun Valley on July 29-August 1.  See Sun Valley lodging options and online reservations.
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Free Class on How to Create Custody Papers Offered in Spanish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

February 10, 2015

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

SELF-HELP CENTER OFFERS FREE CLASSES IN SPANISH
February Topic: How to Create Custody Papers

West Valley, UT—The Utah State Court’s Self-Help Center is offering a series of free classes to help the public learn how to navigate the court system. The classes are offered in Spanish and are geared towards people who are representing themselves in a civil court case or those assisting such individuals.

The Feb. 17 class will focus on how to create paperwork for custody—when parents aren’t married—using the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP). The class takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the West Valley Public Library, 2880 West 3650 South.
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Piute Nominating Commission Sets Meeting to Select Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2015
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Junction, UT—The Piute County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Feb.19, 2015, to select a candidate for the Piute County Justice Court to replace Judge Thomas Lee Robertson who retired effective Jan. 16, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 11 a.m. at the Piute County Commission Chambers, 550 North Main St., Junction.

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 11 a.m. to 11:30 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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First Annual New Lawyer Introduction to the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse

Please join the Litigation Section for the first annual New Lawyer Introduction to the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse on February 27, 2015.  4 hours CLE pending.  The tentative schedule is set forth below:

8:30-9:30:  Donut reception with Judges and Litigation Section Board

9:30-10:30:  Pet peeves, best practices, and tips from the law clerks

10:30-11:15: Introduction to Resources available at the Court (Presented by Maureen Minson from the law library)

11:15-12:15:  An introduction to the clerk’s office and what new lawyers should know about filing cases

12:15-1:30:  Lunch and courthouse tour

1:30 to 3:00:  Courtroom observation

Price: $30 for members of the Litigation Section.  Become a member here

$150 for non-members.
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Students Can Sign Up to be a Judge for a Day

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January 29, 2015

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

UTAH STATE COURTS PLAN JUDGE FOR A DAY PROGRAM

Salt Lake City, UT—The Utah State Courts are planning the 10th Annual “Judge for a Day,” program in recognition of Law Day, which is celebrated on May 1, 2015. On May 1, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day as a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.

Utah high school students are selected to participate in the program based on an essay, civic involvement resume or teacher nomination letter. For students who choose to write an essay the Law Day theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.”  Perhaps more than any other document in human history, the Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law.
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Benefit Announcement from National Affinity.net

The Deadline for enrolling in a health insurance for a March 1, 2015 effective date is February 15, 2015.  This is one of the last opportunities to comply with our new healthcare law and avoid the 2% of family income fine. To get quotes now…

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Court Plans Community Forum in Provo January 28

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January 22, 2015

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

UTAH STATE COURTS PLAN COMMUNITY FORUM IN PROVO 

WHAT:          How does the Utah State Courts ensure equality and justice for all?

This question will be answered at community forums planned by the courts as part of a judicial outreach initiative. The forums have been planned with the understanding that judges and court personnel can make a difference in helping the public better understand the justice system. The belief is that public dialogue about the court system will benefit judges and court personnel by providing a means for them to better understand the issues in our communities, while the system as a whole will benefit by developing appropriate responses to public concerns.
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State of the Judiciary Planned for January 26

MEDIA ADVISORY
January 21, 2015

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

CHIEF JUSTICE DURRANT TO PRESENT STATE OF THE JUDICIARY

WHAT:      2015 State of the Judiciary Address.

WHO:        The Honorable Matthew B. Durrant, Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will address the Senate and the House separately.

WHEN:      Monday, January 26:     House of Representatives at 2:15 p.m.;
Senate approx. 2:45 p.m.

WHERE:   Utah State Capitol

COPIES:    Copies of Chief Justice Durrant’s speech will be distributed to reporters at the Capitol at the start of the address. An electronic copy will be available at http://www.utcourts.gov/media/news/ following the address.

Chief Justice Durrant To Present State Of The Judiciary Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 21, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

CHIEF JUSTICE DURRANT TO PRESENT  STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS

WHAT: 2015 State of the Judiciary Address.

WHO: The Honorable Matthew B. Durrant, Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will address the Senate and the House separately.

WHEN: Monday, January 26:
House of Representatives at 2:15 p.m.
Senate approx. 2:45 p.m.

WHERE: Utah State Capitol

COPIES: Copies of Chief Justice Durrant’s speech will be distributed to reporters at the Capitol at the start of the address. An electronic copy will be available at http://www.utcourts.gov/media/news/ following the address.

e.Bulletin for January 2015

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAMES D. GILSON

election2013_JGilsonHappy New Year! 

I’m pleased to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed to be our keynote speaker for our Summer Convention in Sun Valley.  New online lodging reservations available here.

The Spring Convention in St. George on March 12-14 is completely set.  Please visit these pages to review and attend:  schedule, lodging, and online registration.

We are now in the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta:  see the Bar Journal article about the traveling exhibit and high school competitions and a general article on Magna Carta.  And be sure to encourage high school students to participate in the competitions.  Advertising space is now available for the Magna Carta/Law Day special edition in The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret NewsLaw Day 2015.
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Piute County Justice Court Vacancy Announced

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS POSITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 17, 2015.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 14, 2015
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

PIUTE COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Junction City, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Piute County. The position will replace Judge Thomas Robertson who will retire Jan. 16, 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.
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