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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Law Day Panel to Address Why The Magna Carta Matters Today

staff : April 21, 2015 10:17 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

Cell: (801) 712-4545

LAW DAY PANEL TO ADDRESS WHY THE MAGNA CARTA MATTERS TODAY

WHAT:
Each year the Utah State Courts plans a panel discussion in conjunction with The Hinckley Institute of Politics to recognize Law Day on May 1. This year’s Law Day theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. The panel will address what makes an 800-year old document still relevant today. Each panelist will address a principle from the Magna Carta, including due process, the right to a trial by jury, the right to a speedy trial and the right to travel.

WHO:
Judge James Blanch, 3rd District Court
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Grand Jury Panel to Meet in Randolph

staff : April 13, 2015 3:13 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2015

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

JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY

Randolph, UT—A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on May 14, 2015, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Rich County Courthouse, 20 South Main, Randolph.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at (801) 578-3800 by May 6, 2015, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by May 6, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury. Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.
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Court Offers Free Class in Spanish on Small Claims Cases

staff : April 13, 2015 10:04 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

April 13, 2015

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

COURT SELF-HELP CENTER OFFERS FREE CLASSES IN SPANISH
April Class to Focus on How to Create Court Paperwork for Small Claims

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 these individuals.

The April 21 class will focus on how to create paperwork for small claims cases using the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP). The class will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Valley Public Library, 2880 West 3650 South.
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Divorce Education for Children Spring Classes Scheduled

staff : April 10, 2015 2:43 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

Cell: (801) 712-4545

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR DIVORCE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM

Salt Lake City, UT—Nearly 12,000 Utah children are impacted by divorce each year, including more than 4,000 children in Salt Lake County. To address the needs of these children, the Utah State Courts offers a free Divorce Education for Children class twice each month. Classes take place on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Following are the dates for upcoming classes: April 13 and 25, May 4 and 16, and June 8 and 27.

The Divorce Education for Children class is for children 9- to 12-years-old whose parents have filed for divorce or whose parents are divorced. The class takes place at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse at 450 South State Street.  Advance registration is required by calling (801) 578-3897 or e-mail suzyl@utcourts.gov. There is no charge to attend the class.
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e.Bulletin for April 2015

admin : April 9, 2015 1:34 pm : e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIM GILSON

election2013_JGilsonDon’t miss out on seeing the Traveling Exhibit on Magna Carta. It is very interesting and has been well-received by the public. It provides us with a positive opportunity to discuss the rule of law and the constructive contributions of lawyers and the courts. Please encourage your family, friends, and clients to see the exhibit during this limited opportunity. The exhibit got off to a great start at the Bar open house last Friday and at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday. The exhibit was at the Washington County Courthouse in St. George earlier this week, where many public visitors came, including groups from Dixie State University and Canyon View High School (Cedar City). Upcoming stops are in Orem, Logan, Ogden, and then back to Salt Lake City on April 15-19. Click here for the exhibit schedule and highlights; please share this with your contacts. There is a free CLE for attorneys and judges next Wednesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Matheson Courthouse, Magna Carta as an American Charter of Liberties, by Law Library of Congress Curator of Rare Books Nathan Dorn; attorney CLE registration. Nathan Dorn was the curator of the traveling exhibit and you can see it with him at 1:30 p.m. in the Rotunda following the CLE. Law Day advertising is being accepted through April 14; see reservation form.
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Justice Court Awards Presented

staff : April 7, 2015 2:10 pm : Announcement

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April 7, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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JUSTICE COURT BOARD PRESENTS AWARDS

St. George, UT—Two judges and the Provo City Justice Court were recognized on April 2, 2015, for their service to Utah’s justice courts during the Annual Conference of the Justice Court Judges in St. George, Utah.

Judge John Sandberg was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Judge Sandberg was appointed to the Clinton Justice Court in 1988 and to the Clearfield Justice Court in 1994. Judge Sandberg has served as president of the Utah Justice Court Judges Association and chairman of the Justice Court Board of Judges. He has also served on the Utah Judicial Council, Utah Judicial Ethics Task Force and Utah Standing Committee on Judicial Education.
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Clinton Justice Court Judge Position Announced

staff : April 6, 2015 12:22 pm : Announcement

Clinton, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Clinton. 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 annual salary range for the position is $27,513 to $35,777. Benefits for the position may be provided. For additional information, contact Shannon Mullins at (801) 614-0770 or smullins@clintoncity.com.
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Op-ed: 800 years ago, Magna Carta was the start of rule by law

admin : March 21, 2015 10:55 pm : In the News, Utah Bar President
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2307294-155/op-ed-800-years-ago-magna-carta

By James D. Gilson

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Eight hundred years ago on June 15, 1215, King John and a group of rebellious barons met on a grassy meadow at Runnymede, England, to forge an accord to avert civil war. Although the agreement failed to prevent conflict, clauses in the document, eventually known as Magna Carta (the Great Charter), became the first significant step in a process of guaranteeing constitutional freedoms that continues today:

39. No free man will be arrested, or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any other way ruined, nor will we go against him or send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
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Justice Court Judge Opening Announced in Fillmore

staff : March 19, 2015 10:05 am : Announcement

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March 19, 2015

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

FILLMORE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED 

Fillmore, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Fillmore. The position will replace Judge Stanley Robison who will retire March 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 $10,000 to $11,000, with or without benefits. For additional information, contact Marlene Cummings at (435) 743-5233.
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Utah Supreme Court’s Newest Justice to take Oath of Office

staff : March 16, 2015 2:22 pm : Announcement

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March 16, 2015

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

JUSTICE DENO HIMONAS TO TAKE OATH OF OFFICE

WHAT:      Investiture Ceremony for Constandinos G. Himonas as a justice to the Utah Supreme Court

WHO:        The Honorable Matthew B. Durrant, Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will administer the oath of office. Presenters include Governor Gary Herbert, Court of Appeals Judge John Pearce and Alexandra and Katherine Himonas.

WHEN:      Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Utah Supreme Courtroom, Scott M. Matheson Courthouse, 5th floor.

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Free Class on Creating Paperwork for Minor Guardianships

staff : March 12, 2015 11:41 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

March 12, 2015

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

SELF-HELP CENTER OFFERS FREE CLASSES
March: How to Create Paperwork for Minor Guardianships

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 March 17 class will focus on how to create paperwork for minor guardianships 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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Judge McIff Named to Piute County Justice Court

staff : March 10, 2015 3:05 pm : Announcement, Utah Bar News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

March 10, 2015

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

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL PIUTE COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Junction, UT—The Piute County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Mark Kay McIff to fill a vacancy on the Piute County Justice Court. Judge McIff will replace Judge Thomas Lee Robertson who retired Jan. 15, 2015.

Judge Mark McIff was appointed to the Sevier County Justice Court in May 2014. He graduated from Southern Utah University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and in 1998 from Gonzaga University with a Juris Doctorate Degree. Judge McIff currently practices law in south central Utah. Prior to this, he served as Piute County Attorney, Wayne County Attorney, Deputy Sevier County Attorney and Deputy Garfield County Attorney. He has also served as prosecutor for several cities, including chief criminal prosecutor for the Wasatch County Attorney’s Office in Heber.
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e.Bulletin for March 2015

admin : March 6, 2015 2:26 pm : Bar News, e.Bulletin, President's Message, Utah Bar President

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAMES D. GILSON

 

In April, we will have an opportunity to vote for a new Bar President-elect and Third, Fourth, and Fifth Divisions Bar Commissioners.  Please visit election details for information on the candidates.  Here is the field of excellent candidates:

 

  • President-elect:  Robert Rice and Tom Seiler
  • Third Division Commissioner (two openings):  Kate Conyers, Janise Macanas, and Michelle Mumford
  • Fourth Division Commissioner (one opening):  Liisa Hancock and Tom Seiler
  • Fifth Division Commissioner (one opening):  Aaron Randall and Katie Woods

Also in April, the Magna Carta Traveling Exhibit will be touring Utah.  Local Bar associations are putting together some great events in St. George, Orem, Logan, and Ogden; click here for the exhibit schedule.  And for those on the Wasatch Front, please stop by after work on Friday, April 3, from 4 to 6:00 p.m. to see the exhibit and enjoy a reception at the Utah Law and Justice Center, 645 S. 200 E, SLC.  We are planning a Magna Carta Gala Celebration on the evening of April 14 at Rice Eccles Stadium, where Chief Justice Durrant and Governor Herbert will be speaking.  Please write to magnacarta@utahbar.org if you are interested in attending.  We are looking forward to hearing what Utah students write about Magna Carta; please encourage students in grades 8-12 to participate by March 30.  For information, see competitions.
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Nominee Named for Piute County Justice Court Vacancy

staff : February 23, 2015 1:59 pm : Announcement

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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