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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Aurora Justice Court Judge to Retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Contact:
Nancy Volmer
May 22, 2015
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

AURORA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Aurora, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Aurora City. 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 annual salary range for the position is $3,821 to $4,800. For additional information, contact Clint Johnson at (435) 529-7643 or cjohnson@auroracity.org.
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Court Surveying Begins in Salt Lake May 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545
COURT CONDUCTING SURVEY TO DETERMINE PUBLIC’S VIEW OF JUDICIARY

Salt Lake City, UT—The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is conducting a survey this summer to gauge the experience of people who are doing business with the Utah State Courts. The Access and Fairness Survey is again being conducted to measure the public’s experience and expectations of the courts.

“The court will use the data to ensure the courts are accessible and that individuals are being treated fairly by the court,” said Utah State Court Administrator Dan Becker. “Feedback from the public about the court’s performance will help us to provide better service.”
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The Guardianship Signature Program Invitation

YOU ARE INVITED…

2015_guardianship_logo_lgto help pioneer the newest signature program endorsed by the Board of District Court Judges and the Bar Commission.

The Guardianship Signature Program provides judges with a list of lawyers who are willing to represent respondents in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. The representation is for free or on a sliding scale if the client’s income qualifies, or for reasonable and necessary attorney fees if the client’s income is more than 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

To volunteer for this Signature Program, visit:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UtahBarProBonoVolunteer
and select both the Guardianship Signature Program and
the districts where you are willing to accept appointments.

Additional information & a free online training are available on the Utah State Courts website at http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/family/gc/signature/ 

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Meeting Set to Select Fillmore Justice Court Judicial Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2015
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Fillmore, UT—The Millard County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on May 19, 2015, to select a candidate for the Fillmore Justice Court to replace Judge Stanley Robison who retired March 31, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 10 a.m. at the Fillmore City Office, 75 West Center 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 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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e.Bulletin for May 2015

election2013_JGilsonMESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIM GILSON

Congratulations to the following who were elected to the Board of Bar Commissioners:  Rob Rice as Bar President-elect, Kate Conyers and Michelle Mumford representing the Third Division, Liisa Hancock in the Fourth Division, and Kristin Woods for the Fifth Division.  Thanks to all of the candidates for great campaigns and thoughtful involvement in the Bar and the profession.

Bar President Elect Angelina Tsu and Commissioner Rob Rice are co-chairs of the Bar’s Affordable Attorneys for All task force, formed to develop new solutions to make legal services more accessible to the middle class.  The AAA task force is looking for volunteer lawyers in our Bar, and non-lawyers in our community, to serve on this critical committee.  This new initiative represents an excellent opportunity to help shape the practice of law in Utah, strengthen our profession, and improve access to justice in Utah.  Please write to adminasst@utahbar.org if you would like to participate.  AAA will focus on:
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Wasatch County Justice Court Judge Position Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2015

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

WASATCH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED 

Heber, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Wasatch County. The position will replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire July 29, 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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Meeting Set to Select Clinton Justice Court Judge Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

April 23, 2015

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

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Clinton, UT—The Davis County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on May 18, 2015, to select a candidate for the Clinton City Justice Court to replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire June 30, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 9 a.m. at the Clinton City Offices, 2267 North 1500 West.

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 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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