Clinton City Justice Court Judge Named

staff : June 25, 2015 11:20 am : Announcement

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.

Judge Hoskins currently works for Hoskins Legal Solutions. She serves as co-chair of the Second Judicial District Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the Second District Nominating Committee, the Rex E. Lee Inns of the Court, the Divorce Procedures Subcommittee and the Justice Court Board of Public Trust and Confidence. In addition, Judge Hoskins has served as president of the Davis County Bar.

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Wasatch County Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : June 25, 2015 10:41 am : Announcement

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

Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Wasatch County 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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Clearfield Justice Court Vacancy Announced

staff : June 8, 2015 2:45 pm : Announcement

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.

The deadline for applications is June 26, 2015 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, or faxed to (801) 238-7828. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

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

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e.Bulletin for June 2015

staff : June 4, 2015 11:03 am : Announcement, e.Bulletin, President's Message, Utah Bar News

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.

  • Judge of the Year
  • Distinguished Lawyer of the Year
  • Distinguished Section/Committee of the Year

The Bar has an Access to Justice Director position opening. The director is responsible for managing, supporting, and growing the Bar’s Pro Bono Commission, the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program, and other activities. The director will coordinate with other legal providers, recruit lawyers to provide services, and promote the programs to the public. The position requires a law degree from an ABA-approved law school. A current Utah Bar License, experience in the Utah legal system, and nonprofit experience would be pluses. See the position description. Those interested should submit a resume and letter by June 22 to the Assistant Executive Director: richard.dibblee@utahbar.org.

The 800 year anniversary of Magna Carta is June 15! Here is a recent article that explains Magna Carta’s unusual legacy in the United States. (The Bar staff—experts that they have become—noted one minor error: the 1225 version didn’t expand liberties to those other than freemen; see http://lawday.utahbar.org/ for a complete explanation.)

CLE Highlights for June:

  • June 11: TechEthics, 8:30-11:45, 3 Hrs. CLE (2 Ethics). Register here.
  • June 11: New and Improved Ways of Reaching Underserved Clients, 12:00-1:00 (lunch provided), 1 Hr. Ethics CLE, $30 for YLD & WLU and $35 for non-members. This CLE will be held at Parsons Behle & Latimer, 201 S. Main Street #1800, SLC, Utah 84111. Register here.
  • June 17: Resolving Conflict: Be Ethical. Be Professional. Be Wise., 9:00-12:20, 3 Hrs. CLE (2 Ethics, 1 Prof./Civ.). Register here.
  • June 19: Annual Lawyers Helping Lawyers: Sober as Justices, 8:30-1:00, 4 Hrs. CLE (2.5 Ethics and 1.5 Prof./Civ.). Register here.
  • June 23: Programming an Engagement Letter, 12:00-1:00, 1 Hr. CLE self-study telephone/web seminar. Register here.
  • June 26: The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Master Google & Other Web Sites for Investigative Research, 9:00-4:30, 6 Hrs. CLE (4 Reg. and 2 Ethics). Register here.
  • June 30: The “Best of” Series: 4 sessions; chose one or more, 8:30-12:45, 4 Hrs. CLE (1 Ethics and 1 Prof./Civ.). Register here.

Odd Year Mandatory CLE (MCLE) Reporting Cycle (7/1/13 to 6/30/15)—Active Status Lawyers complying this year need to submit a Certificate of Compliance for 24 hours of approved CLE (with two hours of legal ethics and one hour of professionalism/civility) by July 31. You can download MCLE forms. If you have questions, please visit www.utahbar.org/mcle or contact MCLE Director, sydnie.kuhre@utahbar.org, 801-297-7035 or MCLE Assistant, ryan.rapier@utahbar.org, 801-297-7034.

Is your business prepared for a disaster? Are you aware of your ethical obligations regarding disaster planning? The Disaster Legal Response Committee is offering a 1 hour ethics CLE on disaster planning, Wednesday, June 17, noon, at the Bar. This event is free to those who are willing to be a volunteer with the committee; $25 for all others; online registration. Learn more about developing plans for providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and small businesses following a disaster with these useful materials.

Visit the Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Facebook page for upcoming training courses, convention information, and CLE updates. “Like” this page to receive the latest feeds.

Calling young lawyers: Want to get more involved in your local community, expand your professional network and raise your legal profile while meeting professional ethical obligations? Join the Emerging Legal Leaders for a $35 donation to “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” and receive discounted CLEs, networking opportunities, and the good feelings that come from giving back. Join Emerging Legal Leaders.

Is your firm one of the thirty that are participating in the Utah Minority Bar Association’s annual community donation competition? This year the fundraiser will benefit Family Promise, an organization celebrating its 20th year of operations. Family Promise – Salt Lake (a local affiliate of Family Promise National) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interfaith, non-proselytizing organization that provides shelter, case management and housing services to homeless families. The competition will take place from June 5-19, 2015, and the winner of the fundraiser will be announced at UMBA’s Juneteenth event on June 19th at 5pm at Maxwell’s. All firms are invited to join the competition; email Kate Conyers at kconyers@sllda.com for more details.

See the Bar’s group benefits and current deals (the first time you click on a “View Deal” you will be logged into benefits and subsequent clicks will take you to the specific offer).

Please let me know if you have a question or comment.
UtahBarPresident.JamesDGilson@utahbar.org

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Salina Justice Court Judge to Retire

staff : June 2, 2015 3:18 pm : Announcement

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.

The deadline for applications is June 17, 2015 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, or faxed to (801) 238-7828. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

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

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Meeting set to Select Wasatch County Justice Court Judge

staff : June 1, 2015 12:29 pm : Announcement

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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission 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.

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Clinton City Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : May 28, 2015 10:26 am : Announcement

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
·Colin Reed Winchester, J.D., executive director of the Judicial Conduct Commission, resident of Clinton

A comment period will be held through June 8, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Clinton Mayor Mitch Adams, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Clinton 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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Nominees for Fillmore City Justice Court Named

staff : May 27, 2015 12:23 pm : Announcement

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

A comment period will be held through June 4, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Fillmore Mayor Eugene R. Larsen, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Fillmore 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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Aurora Justice Court Judge to Retire

staff : May 22, 2015 11:27 am : Announcement

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

staff : May 21, 2015 3:01 pm : Announcement

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

admin : May 19, 2015 3:30 pm : Announcement, Bar News, From The Courts, Press Releases
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

staff : May 12, 2015 8:34 am : Announcement

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

admin : May 10, 2015 11:18 pm : Bar News, e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President

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

staff : May 1, 2015 12:42 pm : Announcement

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

staff : April 23, 2015 3:53 pm : Announcement

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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