Utah Supreme Court Travels to BYU Law School

staff : October 29, 2015 1:03 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28, 2015

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

UTAH SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS AT J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL


WHAT:

The Utah Supreme Court periodically holds court sessions in other locations to provide an opportunity to enhance public understanding of the court’s work and to give law students with an opportunity to see the Supreme Court in session.

Cases to be heard are as follows: (A summary of the cases is attached.)
10:00 a.m.-Anderson v. Fautin, case no. 20140664-SC
10:45 a.m.-Nichols v. Jacobsen, case no. 20140866-SC

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. to approx. 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:       J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

WHO:  

Utah Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee, Justice Christine M. Durham and Justice Deno Himonas will sit on the first case. For the second case, Justice Himonas has recused himself and 4th District Court Judge Christine Johnson will sit in his place.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
One pool still photographer and one pool video camera will be permitted into the court session. To request to be the pool photographer, contact Nancy Volmer at (801) 578-3994 by Nov. 3.

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Court Visitor Program Seeks Volunteers

staff : October 28, 2015 4:08 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 27, 2015

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

COURT VISITOR PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Salt Lake City, UT—The Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking volunteers for its Court Visitor Program. Volunteer court visitors are appointed by a District Court judge to make inquiries into and observe incapacitated adults and report back to the court. The feedback helps the court make a decision about the appointment of a guardian for an incapacitated adult, who may lack the capacity to make or communicate decisions.
The volunteer court visitor report not only helps to ensure the needs of the incapacitated adult are met, but that their property is protected and being used for their benefit and that court orders are being followed.

The Court Visitor Program is recruiting volunteers to act as interviewers, auditors, researchers, trackers and teachers. A volunteer interviewer is responsible for interviewing protected persons and others. The interviewer also observes how the person is being cared for at his or her place of residence. A volunteer auditor reviews financial reports filed by a guardian and reports problems or concerns. A volunteer tracker locates guardians with whom the court has lost contact, while a volunteer teacher trains other court visitors.

A volunteer training is scheduled Nov.16 through 20 at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are subject to a background check and must pass an in-person interview before being accepted into the program. Information about the Court Visitor Program, including a volunteer application form, is available on the court’s website at www.utcourts.gov/visitor or by calling (801) 578-3925.

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Utah Supreme Court Travels to U of U Law School to Hear Oral Arguments

staff : October 2, 2015 5:32 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

September 30, 2015

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

UTAH SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS AT S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW

WHAT:        The Utah Supreme Court periodically holds court sessions in other locations to provide an opportunity to enhance public understanding of the court’s work and to provide law students with an opportunity to see the Supreme Court in session. Cases to be heard are as follows:

-10 a.m.-SLC Corp. v. Evans Development, case no. 20130741-SC
-10:45 a.m.-State v. Robertson, case no. 2014-268-SC
(Case summaries are attached.)

WHEN:        Monday, October 5 at 10 a.m. to approx. 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:      S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, 6th floor, University of Utah.

WHO:          Utah Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee, Justice Christine M. Durham, Justice Deno Himonas.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
One pool still photographer and one pool video camera will be permitted into the court session. To request to be the pool photographer, contact the Public Information Office Nancy Volmer at (801) 578-3994 by October 2.

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e.Bulletin for October 2015

staff : October 1, 2015 6:50 pm : Announcement, President's Message, Utah Bar News

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ANGELINA TSU

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Constitution Day Teach-In!

Please nominate a deserving attorney for one of the 2015 Fall Forum Awards.  These awards have a long history of honoring those whose work, public service, and personal dedication has significantly enhanced the administration of justice, the delivery of legal services, and the profession.  Submit award nominations to Christy Abad, 645 South 200 East, Suite 310, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 or adminasst@utahbar.org by Friday, October 9.  Past award recipients and award descriptions.

  • Distinguished Community Member Award
  • Professionalism Award
  • Pro Bono Service Award

Join us for the Fall Forum In Salt Lake City, Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, Grand America Hotel.  Online registration and schedule.

Please attend the Utah Minority Bar Association’s 2015 Scholarship & Awards Banquet at the Fall Forum on Thursday, November 19th, at the Grand America Hotel.  The keynote speaker is Cynthia Mares, immediate past president of the Hispanic National Bar Association.  UMBA will have a silent auction, present awards for local attorneys and firms and scholarships to Utah law students.  Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m.; dinner and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Request tables or tickets now via utahminoritybar.org/2015banquet or purchase them when registering for the Fall Forum.  Please consider sponsoring or donating to student scholarships.  The awards recognize firms, attorneys, and judges who promote diversity, especially within the legal community, and demonstrate commitment to underserved populations.  Please send nominations to michelle@dolowitzhunnicutt.com by October 16.

  • Pete Suazo Community Service Award
  • Jimi Mitsunaga Excellence in Criminal Law Award
  • UMBA Honoree of the Year
  • UMBA Distinguished Lawyer of the Year
  • UMBA Law Firm of the Year

Mark your calendars for the Spring Convention in StGeorge, March 10-12.

For the Summer Convention in San Diego, July 6-9, the Bar secured deeply-discounted rates at Loews Coronado Bay:  marina-view rooms that normally go for $379 with a $25 daily resort fee are available to Bar members for $239 with no fee from July 3-12.  Online reservations.  Select “Make a Reservation” in the blue box in upper right corner.  Select your dates and number of guests, and before you select “Check Availability,” select “Special Rates” (in orange on left), then in the drop-down list select “Group Rates,” and then enter the code ANN727.  Or call 800-815-6397 and mention the code.  Follow us on Facebook and watch for upcoming updates on convention details.

National Pro Bono Celebration is October 25-31.  Utah lawyers excel at pro bono work; please join us for these local celebrations:

  • October 13, noon to 1:00:  Oakridge Country Club 2nd District Pro Bono Lunch & CLE (Unbundling and Ethics with Virginia Sudbury), 1492 Shepard LN, Farmington, UT 84025; no registration needed.
  • October 20, noon to 1:00:  Sixth District Lunch & CLE (Pro Se Ethics/Pro Bono), Richfield Courthouse, 895 E 300 N, Richfield, UT 84701; no registration needed.
  • October 26, noon to 1:30:  Third District Awards Luncheon, U of U Law School.
  • October 27:
    • Fourth District Pro Bono Awards Dinner and Legal Clinic, Dinner is from 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Ballroom at the Historic County Courthouse, 51 South University Avenue, Provo, Utah; no registration needed.  Clinic is from 7-9:00 p.m., and attorneys are encouraged to volunteer after the dinner; Health and Justice Building, 151 South University Avenue Provo, UT 84601.
    • Pro Bono Legal Clinic Awards Dinner, 7:00 p.m., Health and Justice Building, 151 South University Avenue Provo, UT 84601; no registration needed.  Attorneys are encouraged to volunteer at the clinic after the dinner (through 9 p.m.).
  • October 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m.:  Corporate Counsel Pro Bono CLE at the Bar.

And please consider these volunteer opportunities on October 27:

  • Street Law Clinic, 5-7:00 p. m., Horizonte School, 1234 South Main Street, Salt Lake City; write to probono@law.utah.edu to volunteer.
  • Tuesday Night Bar, 5:30-730 p.m. at the Bar; please contact probono@utahbar.org to volunteer.

Welcome to our new Access to Justice Director Tyler Needham!  Please contact him if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our access to justice initiatives, tyler.needham@utahbar.org.

“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” has an opening for a full-time Park City Fellowship with Utah Legal Services.   Job description and application instructions.

The Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring the annual Bar Sharks Pool Tournament on October 20 and 27 at Batters Up.  Sponsor a team for $250 per 2-person team ($100 for nonprofit and government organizations); online registration.

Young lawyers:  please join the Emerging Legal Leaders’ First Annual End-of-Summer Cornhole & BBQ Social.  Come play lawn games with all your favorite judges and have a sizzling time!  October 15, 5:30-7:30pm at the home of George Sutton and Suzan Pixton, 714 16th Ave, SLC.  Please RSVP to kseniya@andjusticeforall.orgEvent details.

Attorney volunteers are needed to judge at the YLD High School Debate Tournament at East High School this Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, especially the final rounds of the debate tournament on Saturday.  Lunch provided for volunteers of the noon round.  Contact kimbowmanjr@gmail.com.

Learn what they didn’t teach you in law school:  Litigation 101 CLE Series.  Two credit hours per session; cost is $25 per session for YLD and $50 for others.  Register for all six sessions at once and get two free.  Snacks and drinks provided.  At the Bar.  Online registration.

  • Depositions and discovery:  October 21, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • Mediation and negotiating:  November 24, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • Trial skills I – Opening statements and closing arguments:  January 13, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • Trial skills II – Direct examination and cross examination:  February 11, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • Mock trial:  March 9, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • Ethics and Civility:  April 13, 4-6:00 p.m.

See the Bar’s other Continuing Legal Education opportunities, including section luncheons and CLE seminars.

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).

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Judicial Council Awards Presented

staff : September 30, 2015 11:20 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nancy Volmer
September 29, 2015                                                                                       (801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUDICIAL COUNCIL PRESENTS AWARDS

Salt Lake City, Utah—The Utah Judicial Council honored 14 individuals and two groups on Sept. 24 during the Utah Judicial Conference Annual Awards luncheon at the Park City Marriott. The awards program recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Judicial Branch of government.

Following is the title of the award followed by the award recipient and a description of the award:

Amicus Curiae-Ron Gordon, executive director, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Awarded to an individual who is not an employee of the court, or an elected office holder, who has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of Utah’s judicial system.

Quality of Justice-Judge Andrea W. Lockwood, Ogden Justice Court. Awarded to an individual for performance of judicial and quasi-judicial responsibilities with outstanding dedication to the highest quality of justice. Includes outstanding activities off the bench as well as on the bench by a judge in a court not of record.

Service to the Courts-(two group awards were presented in this category). Former Third District Nominating Commission: Deirdre Straight, chair, Jill Brown, Jim Gowans, Andrea Martinez Griffin, David Hall, Peter Stirba and Peggy Stone.

The second group award was presented to Charles A. Stormont, J.D. Lyons and the Debt Collection Calendar Pro Bono Volunteers.

Awarded to an individual not employed by the courts who has made an outstanding contribution to the judicial system through efforts as a volunteer, or through work on committees, teams, or specialized court projects.

Judicial Administration-Corrie L. Keller, trial court executive, First District Court.
Awarded to an employee of the Judicial Branch with administrative responsibilities for significant contributions to the improvement of the administration of the courts.

Meritorious Service-(11 individual awards were presented in this category).
David Cooley, judicial assistant, First District Court; Spencer Wyatt Cottle, deputy probation officer supervisor, Fourth District Court; Le Davis, judicial case manager, Fourth District Juvenile Court; Jane Hall, probation officer III, Eighth District Court; Wendy Jones, accounting manager, Third District Court; Ellen Petersen, case manager, Third District Juvenile Court; Julie Rigby, judicial team manager, Third District Court; Kapiolani Smith, judicial case manager, Third District Court; Libby Wadley, online training program specialist, Administrative Office of the Courts; and Mary Westby, central staff attorney, Utah Court of Appeals.
Awarded to an employee of the Judicial Branch for exemplary performance on the job and significant contribution to the overall effective operation of the courts.

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Free Classes for Guardians and Caregivers Available

staff : September 14, 2015 4:26 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 14, 2015

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

FREE CLASSES OFFERED FOR GUARDIANS AND CAREGIVERS

Salt Lake, UT—The Utah Court Visitor Program is offering free classes for guardians and caregivers from September 16 through November 17. The Court Visitor Program enlists the help of volunteers who act as observers to assist guardians, protected persons and others. The volunteers provide information to assist the court in cases involving protected persons.

A class to address alternatives to guardianship is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Taylorsville Senior Center, 4743 South Plymouth View Drive. On Friday, Oct. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m., a class on the process and procedures to take in order to obtain guardianship is scheduled at the Draper Senior Center, 1148 E. Pioneer Road. Then on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. a class is scheduled at the Liberty Senior Center, 251 East 700 South, and will focus on community resources available for guardians and caregivers.

The classes are held in conjunction with the Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services and WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders). For more information about the free classes, contact Karolina Abuzyarova at (801) 578-3925 or karolinaa@utcourts.gov. Information about the Court Visitor Program is available at www.utcourts.gov/visitor

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e.Bulletin for September 2015

admin : September 8, 2015 5:14 pm : e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ANGELINA TSU

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If your schedule has had a late opening, please consider teaching a Constitution Day class Thursday (32 classes open) or Friday (7 classes open) in Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, or Weber county.  If this week doesn’t work for you, write to sean.toomey@utahbar.org with the county, days, times, and number of classes you can teach (they are usually under an hour) through mid-October, and he’ll find a teacher who can move his or her class to match your schedule.  Lesson plans are provided and there is a coaching video which includes an hour of CLE credit.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Summer Convention in Sun Valley and to co-chairs Judges Dee Benson and Paul Warner.  Salt Lake and Ketchum media covered Justice Kennedy’s keynote.  I hope you can join us for upcoming conventions to take advantage of these learning and networking experiences:

      • FALL FORUM IN SALT LAKE CITY, Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, Grand America Hotel, Online registration.
      • SPRING CONVENTION IN ST.  GEORGE, March 10-12
      • SUMMER CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO, July 6-9.  Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility with views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.  You’re a 10 minute walk to the beach (or you can be whisked there and back in the hotel’s golf carts), 15-20 minutes from downtown, 20-25 minutes from the world-renown San Diego Zoo (set aside the whole day), and 25 minutes to Sea World.  The hotel offers private gondola cruises, sailing packages, and it’s a gateway to area attractions.  Mark your calendar!

The Report and Recommendations on the Future of Legal Services in Utah has been released by the Futures Commission of the Utah State Bar.  William Hubbard, immediate past president of the ABA, said “The report is excellent.  It is a call to action, and more.  It offers specific recommendations for implementation and identifies issues for further analysis, all of which are dead on.  Our challenge has been to get lawyers to wake up.  We can change, adapt, and lead to a better way of delivering legal services to more people.  But we have to open our minds.  The real change will come from states like Utah.”

The National Association of Women Judges is holding its annual conference October 7-11 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.  Hundreds of local, national, and international judges will attend the conference and registration is open to all.  The conference, With Liberty and Justice for All, will cover some of the critical issues facing our community and the nation right now, including:

      • How courts can address the school to prison pipeline;
      • Human trafficking issues;
      • Immigration Issues facing the state and federal courts;
      • The impact of media and especially social media on the administration of justice;
      • The uneasy intersection between law and medicine; and
      • LGBT Rights and Religious Liberties.

Women Lawyers of Utah is co-sponsoring the conference with NAWJ on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th, and all members of our legal community are invited to register.  If you or your firm is interested in sponsorship opportunities for the conference, please contact Margaret McGann or Pat Christensen.  WLU is also looking for volunteers to help with the conference (and a great opportunity to network with judges from around the country); send your name, e-mail address, cell phone number, availability, volunteer preferences, and foreign languages spoken to Judge Lund at jlund@utcourts.gov.

Twenty eight firms participated in the Utah Minority Bar Association’s annual community donation competition, raising $27,366 for Family Promise—Salt Lake, a non-profit, interfaith, non-proselytizing organization that has provided shelter, case management, and housing services to homeless families for twenty years.  Workman Nydegger won the competition for largest donation and Magleby & Greenwood for largest average donation.  Thanks to participants and UMBA!

Celebrate 30 Years of Student Action with the Minority Law Caucus at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, October 6, from 6-8:00 p.m., in the new law school building.  For more information write mlc@law.utah.edu or robert.flores@law.utah.eduRSVP.

“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” has recently secured funding for a full-time Park City Fellowship with Utah Legal ServicesJob description and application instructions.

The Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring the annual Bar Sharks Pool Tournament on October 20 and 27 at Batters Up.  If you are interested in sponsoring a team for $250 per 2-person team ($100 for nonprofit and government organizations) see the AJFA registration page.

See the Bar’s outstanding Continuing Legal Education opportunities, including section luncheons and CLE seminars.

The Women in the Law Section presents Developing the Courage and Skills to Take on Leadership Opportunities on September 24 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (networking 6:30-7:00 p.m.; presentation 7-8:00 p.m.) featuring Dr.  Susan Madsen, Professor of Management in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University and the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics.  She is the founder and director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project.  CLE credit is being applied for.  Cost is $30.  RSVP to Emily Adams at eadams@adamslegalllc.com.

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).

And don’t forget the free counseling program for you and your dependents offered through Blomquist HaleCall 801-262-9619 for an appointment:

        • Stress, Anxiety or Depression
        • Personal and Emotional Issues
        • Marital, Relationship and Family Counseling
        • Grief or Loss
        • Financial Challenges
        • Substance Abuse and Other Addictions

Senior Care Assistance

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

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Need for Grand Jury to be Determined

staff : August 31, 2015 10:07 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer

(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY

Silver Summit, UT—A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on Oct. 8, 2015, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Silver Summit Courthouse, 6300 Justice Center Road, Summit County.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at (801) 578-3800 by Sept. 28, 2015, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by Sept. 28, 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.

Utah’s Grand Jury Statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold hearings in each judicial district every three years. The purpose of the hearings is to determine if a grand jury needs to be summoned based on evidence of criminal activity. The Grand Jury Panel is comprised of the following judges: Supervising Judge Terry L. Christiansen, senior judge; Judge Lynn W. Davis, 4th District Court; Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, 3rd District Court; Judge Eric A. Ludlow, 5th District Court; and Judge W. Brent West, 2nd District Court.

The Attorney General, a county attorney, district attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. section 77-10a-1 can also present evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, all persons claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. All individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. If a grand jury is summoned, the jurors will be called from the state-at-large or any judicial district within the state. Additional information is available at http://www.utcourts.gov/cal/grandjury.

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Brower Named as Clearfield Justice Court Judge

staff : August 7, 2015 9:57 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

August 6, 2015

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

BROWER NAMED TO FILL CLEARFIELD JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Clearfield, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Brian Edward Brower to the Clearfield Justice Court. He will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who retired June 30, 2015.

Brower has practiced law for 15 years in the 2nd and 3rd judicial districts where he has represented three cities and one county. In addition to being a member of the Utah State Bar, Brower is admitted to practice law for the U.S. District Court-District of Utah. Brower graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in 1996.

Brower’s appointment to the bench is subject to completion of the court’s new judge orientation and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.

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Judge Skanchy Named Presiding Judge for 3rd District Court

staff : July 30, 2015 1:51 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 30, 2015

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

JUDGE SKANCHY NAMED PRESIDING JUDGE IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT

Salt Lake, UT—District Court Judge Randall Skanchy has been named presiding judge for the Third Judicial District for a two-year term. Judge Skanchy replaces Judge Royal Hansen who completed his term in July. Judge Ryan Harris 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.
Presiding judges and associate presiding judges are elected by a majority vote of the judges of their court. When the presiding judge is unavailable, the associate presiding judge assumes his or her responsibilities.

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Salina City Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : July 23, 2015 4:39 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Nancy Volmer
July 23, 2015

(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545


NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR SALINA CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCIES

Salina, UT—The Sevier County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Salina City Justice Courts. The position will replace Judge Les Scott who will retire effective December 31, 2015

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

-Honorable Mark Kay McIff, Sevier County Justice Court judge, Piute County Justice Court Judge, The McIff Firm. P.C., Richfield

-Cordell Pearson, Sevier County School District varsity soccer coach, Piute Deputy Sherriff, Circleville

-Lee Jay Crysel, self-employed, Butch Cassidy Campground & R.V. Park, Salina

A comment period will be held through August 3rd, 2015, before the final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Salina City, Dustin Deaton, who will have 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Salina City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointments. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.

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Aurora City Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : July 23, 2015 4:37 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Volmer
July 23, 2015

(801) 578-3994

Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR AURORA CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Aurora, UT—The Sevier County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Aurora City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Les Scott who will retire effective December 31, 2015.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

-Honorable Mark Kay McIff, Sevier County Justice Court judge, Piute County Justice Court Judge, The McIff Firm. P.C., Richfield

-Cordell Pearson, Sevier County School District varsity soccer coach, Piute Deputy Sherriff, Circleville
-Lee Jay Crysel, self-employed, Butch Cassidy Campground & R.V. Park, Salina

A comment period will be held through August 3rd, 2015, before the final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Aurora City, Scott R. Gurney, who will have 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Aurora City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointments. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.

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Clearfield City Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : July 22, 2015 2:26 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21, 2015

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

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR CLEARFIELD CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Clearfield, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy at the Clearfield City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who retired on June 30, 2015.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

·Brian Edward Brower, J.D., Clearfield City Attorney, West Point
·Honorable Catherine Jean Hoskins, J.D., Syracuse Justice Court, Hoskins Legal, Layton
·Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., attorney at law, Roy City prosecutor, Kaysville
·Colin Reed Winchester, J.D., executive director of the Judicial Conduct Commission, Clinton

A comment period will be held through July 31, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Clearfield City Mayor Mark Shepherd, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Clearfield 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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Sessions Appointed to Wasatch County Justice Court

staff : July 17, 2015 1:22 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2015

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

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL WASATCH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Heber, UT—The Wasatch County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Brook Jason Sessions to the Wasatch County Justice Court. Sessions will replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire on July 29.

Since 1992, Sessions has worked as an attorney in private practice in Utah. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal court systems in Utah and Oregon. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Utah State Bar and the Utah Trial Lawyers’ Association. Sessions has a bachelor’s degree in business from Utah State University and a law degree from the University of Oregon.

Sessions’ appointment to the bench is subject to completion of the court’s new judge orientation and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.

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Dedication Ceremony Planned for Ogden Courthouse

staff : July 17, 2015 1:14 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2015

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

DEDICATION PLANNED FOR OGDEN JUVENILE COURTHOUSE

WHAT:          Dedication ceremony for the Second District Juvenile Courthouse.

A new juvenile courthouse has been constructed to replace the existing juvenile courthouse, which was located at 444 26th Street.

The new courthouse is 85,000 sq. feet, has five floors and six finished juvenile courtrooms. In addition, the courthouse has office space for the juvenile court staff/probation as well as the Weber County Sheriff’s Office security staff. Construction on the project began November 2013. Contractors on the project are VCBO Architecture and Jacobsen Construction.

WHEN:          Monday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:       165 20th Street, courtroom 3B, third floor

WHO:            Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court
Presiding Judge Jeffrey Noland, 2nd District Juvenile Court

Public tours of the courthouse will be provided following the ceremony.

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