NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR OGDEN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 28, 2016 12:24 pm : Bar News

Ogden, UT—The Weber County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Ogden City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Andrea W. Lockwood who will retire effective March 1, 2017.

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

  • Michael Sam Junk, J.D., Ogden, Harrisville and Riverdale City Prosecutor, Adjunct Professor at Weber State University, resident of Ogden
  • Trent Dee Nelson, J.D., Roy City Assistant Attorney/Prosecutor, resident of Kaysville
  • Paul H. Olds, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Pleasant View
  • Padma Veeru-Collings, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Kaysville

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2016, before a final candidate is selected by the Mayor of Ogden City, Mike Caldwell, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Ogden 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, at melisses@utcourts.gov.

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Utah Sentencing Commission Seeks Representative

admin : November 23, 2016 4:00 pm : Notice

The Utah State Bar is seeking a representative to serve a one-year term on the Utah Sentencing Commission.  The Utah Sentencing Commission is a legislatively created body charged with establishing sentencing guidelines and developing policy recommendations regarding the sentencing and release of adult and juvenile offenders. The Sentencing Commission is comprised of 27 members representing all facets of the justice system, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, legislators, victims, law enforcement, treatment specialists, corrections officials, parole authorities and others.  The representative must be an attorney in private practice who is a member of the Bar and experienced in adult criminal defense.  Submit resumes to Christy Abad by email at christy.abad@utahbar.org.

Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017.

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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 21, 2016 9:44 am : Bar News

Highland, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 29, 2016, to select candidates for the Highland/Alpine City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Highland City Offices located on 5400 W Civic Center Drive in Highland.

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 will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting 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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NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL MIDVALE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:59 pm : Bar News

Midvale, UT— The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of George Vo-Duc to fill the Midvale City Justice Court vacancy. The position will replace Judge Ronald Wolthuis who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017.

George F. Vo-Duc is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the University of Utah, where he received a Bachelors of Philosophy in 1996 and a Juris Doctorate in

  1. Since 2002, he has been a Deputy District Attorney for Salt Lake County, where he has prosecuted narcotics, gang, special victim, and violent felony cases.

Vo-Duc’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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EAST CARBON JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:58 pm : Bar News

East Carbon, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in East Carbon has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Linda Murdock who retired on Sept. 30, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Carbon County, 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 a minimum of 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 Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $10,608.00 with no benefits. For additional information about East Carbon, contact Mayor Doug Parsons or City Recorder Liz Holt at (435)888-6613.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 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. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of East Carbon, Doug Parsons within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Parsons 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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FOUNTAIN GREEN JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:58 pm : Bar News

Fountain Green, UT — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Fountain Green has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete County, 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 a minimum of 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 Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is between $3,181.00 and $5,725.80 with no benefits. For additional information about Fountain Green, contact Michelle Walker at (435)445-3453 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 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. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Fountain Green, Ron Ivory within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Ivory 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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Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:57 pm : Bar News

The Utah Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following court rules. The amendments are effective November 14, 2016.

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP022 Amended Appellate Rule 22 is a technical and conforming amendment to the changes to Appellate Rule 2, which took effect on November 1, 2016. The amendment to Rule 22 simply provides that it does not authorize the court to extend the jurisdictional deadlines specified by any of the rules listed in Rule 2.

To see approved rule amendments, click on the rule number above, or click on this link to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/approved/. Then click on the rule number.

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SPRING CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:51 pm : Bar News

Spring City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Spring City has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete County, 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 a minimum of 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 Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $4,032.00 with no benefits. For additional information about Spring City, contact Lyndsey Zeeman at (435) 445-3453.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 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. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Spring City, Jack D. Monnett within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Monnett 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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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 10, 2016 2:10 pm : Bar News

The Utah Supreme Court invites comments to the following proposed amendments to Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure. The comment period expires December 25, 2016.

Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP024 – The proposed amendment substantially changes the organization and content of briefs. An important objective of the amendment is to present the party’s case in logical order, in measured increments, and without unnecessary repetition. The principal brief of each party must meet the same requirements.

URAP024A – The proposed amendment collects in one separate rule the briefing requirements in cross-appeals.  The briefing requirements have also been clarified and simplified for ease of use.

How to View Redline Text of the Proposed Amendment

To see proposed rule amendment and submit comments, click on this link to:  http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/comments/, then click on the rule number.

How to Submit Comments

You can comment and view the comments of others by clicking on the “comments” link associated with each body of rules. It is most efficient to submit comments through the website. After clicking on the comment link, you will be asked for your name, which is required, and your email address which need not be your real address. The comment website is public. Each comment must be approved by the site administrator before it will show on the public website.  Although all comments will be considered, they will not be acknowledged with a response.

Please submit comments directly through the website.  Should you have any questions, please contact the committee staff person.  The list of committees can be found at: https://www.utcourts.gov/committees/.

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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 11:09 am : Bar News

Ogden, UT— The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 21, 2016, to select candidates for the Ogden City Justice Court to replace Judge Dee William Smith who will retire effective January 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden City Municipal Building located on 2549 Washington Blvd in Ogden.

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 will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting 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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 10:59 am : Bar News

Lehi, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 17, 2016, to select candidates for the Lehi City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lehi City Council Chambers located on 153 North 100 East in Lehi.

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 will be 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting 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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JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 10:49 am : Bar News

Lehi, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 17, 2016, to select candidates for the Lehi City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden City Municipal Building located on 2549 Washington Blvd in Ogden.

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 will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 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.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting 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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UTAH SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS AT J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 10:40 am : Bar News

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 an opportunity to see the Supreme Court in session.

Cases to be heard are as follows:

10:00 a.m.-Dircks v. Travelers, case no. 20160065-SC

10:45 a.m.-State v. Prater, case no. 20130748-SC

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 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, Justice Deno Himonas, and Justice John Pearce will sit on all cases.

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 Geoffrey Fattah at (801) 578-3994 by Nov. 8.

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Vacancy on Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 4, 2016 4:06 pm : Bar News

The Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on one of its standing rules committees — the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure. To apply for appointment, please complete an online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXBZHJ7. Be sure to click “done” at the end to submit the application.

   Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Supreme Court will make the appointment without interviews. The appointment will begin immediately.

   The following is more information on the work of the committee: 

Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure. 1 vacancy. Four-year term.

The committee is comprised of appellate practitioners, judges, and court staff, and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and updating the Rules of Appellate Procedure. The committee generally meets on the first Thursday of each month from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Matheson Courthouse. Detailed information about the committee’s work is on the court’s website at http://www.utcourts.gov/utc/appellate-procedure/.

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OGDEN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 4, 2016 3:32 pm : Bar News

Ogden, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Ogden City. This position will replace Judge Dee William Smith who will resign effective Jan. 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Weber County, 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 a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. 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. Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $79,525.00 to $143,145.00 with benefits. For additional information, contact Heidi Olmedo at (801)629-8737.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 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. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov or visit www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Ogden Mike Caldwell within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Caldwell 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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