First Judicial District Names Presiding Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 21, 2014

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

JUDGE BURBANK NAMED PRESIDING JUDGE IN FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Logan, UT—Juvenile Court Judge Jeffrey R. Burbank has been named presiding judge for the First Judicial District for a two-year term. Judge Burbank replaces Judge Ben Hadfield who retired effective Aug. 15, 2014. Judge Thomas Willmore has been named associate presiding judge.

The presiding judges are responsible for the effective operation of their courts. According to court Rule 3-104, presiding judges are responsible for implementation and enforcement of statutes, rules, policies, and directives of the Utah Judicial Council as they pertain to the administration of the courts. The presiding judge is responsible for assigning cases and judges.
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GRANTSVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

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August 19, 2014

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

GRANTSVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Grantsville, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Grantsville. The position will replace Judge Darold Butcher who has resigned effective Aug. 15, 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.

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 $20,475 to $36, 855,  with or without benefits. For additional information, contact Susan Gustin at (435) 884-4602 or sgustin@grantsvilleut.gov.
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Syracuse Justice Court Judge Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

August 13, 2014

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

HOSKINS NAMED TO SYRACUSE JUSTICE COURT

Syracuse, UT—Catherine Jeane Hoskins has been appointed to the Syracuse City Justice Court by Syracuse Mayor Terry Palmer. The position replaces Judge Joseph M. Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court.

Hoskins owns and operates a law practice in Layton where she also does mediation. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Utah, and an Associates’ Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho.

Hoskins is the co-chair of the Second District Pro Bono Committee, a member of the 2nd District Nominating Committee, a member of the Rex E. Lee Inns of the Court, and a member of the Divorce Procedures Subcommittee. She has also served as the president of the Davis County Bar.
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Save The Date Teach A Class On Constitution Day Wednesday Sept 17 2014

The Utah State Bar is again planning its Constitution Day Celebration. The Bar will be partnering with local schools September 17th to teach elementary, junior high and high school students about separation of powers and the importance of an independent judiciary.

The Bar is looking for volunteers to present to different classrooms. Classes range in time from 50-90 minutes and take place across the state. Please consider reserving some time in your schedule to volunteer. Last year’s participants reported spending between 3-6 hours total on the project (preparation and presentation). The Bar will provide a lesson plan needed to complete the project and we will also be holding two 1-hour training CLEs to review the materials and consider some teaching techniques on September 4th at 5:00 PM and September 5th at noon.  One hour of CLE credit will be given to those who attend the training and teach a Constitution Day class.
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Washington County Justice Court Judge Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 7, 2014

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

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Ronald L. Read has been appointed to the Washington County Justice Court by the Washington County Commission. He replaces the Honorable Paul Dame who has been appointed as a judge in the 5th District Juvenile Court.

Read is a graduate of Southern Utah State College and the University of Utah Law School. He has served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court in Boise, Idaho, and as a deputy/assistant attorney for the City of St. George. In addition, Read has worked as an associate/shareholder with Hughes & Read and is the co-founder of Read & Wright, now known as Read & Wright, Naegle, Jensen.
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Washington County Justice Court Nominees Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

St. George, UT—The Washington County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
·Eric Russell Gentry, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, City of Santa Clara prosecutor, and City of Enterprise prosecutor, St. George.
·Ronald L. Read, J.D., Read & Wright Naegle Jensen, St. George.
·Rachelle Shumway, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, Ivins.
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Nominees Named for Davis County Justice Court Vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:(801) 712-4545

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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Utah State Bar CasemakerPro Free Upgrade

The Utah State Bar is pleased to announce the addition of Casemaker’s suite of premium services to the Utah Casemaker library, at no cost to attorneys and paralegal members of the Bar.  Now, you have access to not only Casemaker’s broad and comprehensive libraries which cover all 50 states and Federal materials, but you also have access to a suite of tools that make research faster and easier. These premium services include Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and CasemakerDigest, and these, as well as the basic Casemaker research tool, are available at no cost to members.

Casecheck+ works like Shephard’s® and KeyCite® to notify you instantly of negative treatment, and identify whether your case law citations are still good law. Casecheck+ returns both positive and negative treatments instantly as you research and links to negative treatments, so you can quickly review the citation history for both state and federal cases. It works seamlessly inside the new Casemaker and doesn’t require any extra steps to use.

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Washington County Judicial Vacancy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2014

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2014

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Volmer
May 21, 2014
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

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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