Opening for Justice Court Judge in Blanding

Blanding, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Blanding. The position will replace Judge James J. Harris who is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2012.
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 under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website. The annual salary for the part-time position is $12,011, without benefits. For additional information, contact Jeremy Redd, Blanding city manager, at (435) 678-2791, ext. 302.
The deadline for applications is Sept. 21, 2012 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Holly Frischknecht, Administrative Office of the Courts, 135 North 100 West, Logan, Utah, 84321, or faxed to (435) 750-1343. For more information, e-mail or call (435) 750-1325.
Utah law requires that a local county Justice Court Nominating Commission be created with representatives appointed from the county commission, the municipalities, and the local Bar Association. The San Juan County Nominating Commission is tasked with submitting three to five names to Blanding City Mayor Toni Turk for consideration. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Blanding City Council and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.

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