Announcements

Logan, UT—The Cache County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Lee Edwards to fill the Logan Justice Court vacancy. The position replaces Judge David Marx who retired effective May 1, 2019.
Judge Edwards attended Weber State University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and Spanish. In 1996, Judge Edwards graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University with a Juris Doctorate. Judge Edwards has worked as a city prosecutor and assistant city attorney for the City of Logan, and as chief civil deputy county attorney for Cache County.

Hyde Park and North Logan, UT—The Cache County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Matthew Lorz to fill the Hyde Park and North Logan Justice Court vacancy. The position replaces Judge David Marx who retired effective May 1, 2019.
Judge Lorz graduated from Utah State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management. Following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Lorz attended Florida Coastal School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2010. Mr. Lorz also attended and completed his last semester of law school at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah as a visiting student. Upon receiving his law degree, Mr. Lorz was admitted to the Utah State Bar in Oct. of 2013.

Salt Lake County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for justice court judges pro tempore. This position is considered voluntary without compensation. The judge pro tempore will oversee the small claims cases for a given justice court. Both the Salt Lake City Justice Court and the Sandy City Justice Court are seeking judges pro tempore.

To be considered for this 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 been admitted to the practice of law in Utah for a minimum of four years.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. A small claims judge pro tempore application must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). For application information, contact Amy Hernandez at (801) 578-3809 or by email at amymh@utcourts.gov. For scheduling and other court-specific information, contact Tammy Shelton (Salt Lake City Justice Court) at Tammy.Shelton@slcgov.com and Melisse Stiglich (Sandy City Justice Court) at melissejs@utcourts.gov.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. If appointed, a judge pro tempore assigned small claims cases shall complete a small claims orientation program within one year after appointment and thereafter complete at least three hours of small claims education annually.

Provo, UT—Fourth District Court Presiding Judge James Brady has announced the appointment of Marian H. Ito as a new commissioner in the Fourth Judicial District effective Aug. 1, 2019; replacing Commissioner Thomas Patton.

Ito was recommended by the Fourth District Court judges and approved by the Utah Judicial Council. The Fourth Judicial District is comprised of Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

Ito has served as Assistant Attorney General for the Child and Family Support Division at the Utah Attorney General’s Office since 2007. She previously served in the Attorney General’s Litigation Division.

A Court Commissioner is a quasi-judicial officer as provided by the Utah Code and the rules of the Utah Judicial Council. The position will assist the district court with domestic hearings.

South Salt Lake, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court Judge position in   the City of South Salt Lake. The position will replace Judge Anna Anderson who will be leaving the position effective Sept. 30, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

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 (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary range for the position is $85,225 to $149,670 and includes benefits. For additional information, contact Josh Collins by email at jcollins@sslc.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

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

Saratoga Springs, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court Judge position in the City of Saratoga Springs. The position will replace Judge Carolyn Howard who resigned as of Aug. 9, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Utah 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 Utah County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

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 (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary range for the position is $35,795 to $64,430 and does not include benefits. For additional information, contact Owen Jackson by email at OJackson@saratogaspringscity.com.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Jim Miller, mayor of Saratoga Springs, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Miller then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Co

Grand County, UT—The deadline for applications for a Justice Court Judge position in Grand County has been extended. The position will replace Judge David Tubbs who will be leaving the position effective Nov. 3, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Grand 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 earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of Grand County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

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 (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary range for the position is $29,829 to $53,691 and may include benefits. For additional information, contact Renee Baker at (435) 259-1323 or by email at rbaker@grandcountyutah.net

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

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

South Weber, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a judicial vacancy in the South Weber Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who retired effective May 31, 2019.
Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

• Darrin Johns, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of North Ogden
• Judge Bryan Memmott, J.D., Judge of Plain City, resident of Kaysville
• Judge Trent Nelson, J.D., Judge of Roy/ Weber Justice Court, resident of Kaysville

A comment period will be held through August 24, 2019. A final candidate will then be selected by South Weber Mayor Jo Sjoblom who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the South Weber City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact Amy Hernandez at amymh@utcourts.gov.

South Ogden, UT—The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Aug. 20, 2019 to review applications for the vacancy in the South Ogden Justice Court. The successful candidate will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who retired effective May 31, 2019. The Commission will begin the meeting at 12 p.m. at the South Ogden City Hall located on 3950 South Adams Ave South Ogden, UT 84403.
The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Following the public comment period, the meeting will be closed to allow commission members to review applications for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Amy Hernandez at (801) 578-3809 or amymh@utcourts.gov to request an appointment.

Riverdale, UT—The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Aug. 29, 2019 to review applications for the vacancy in the Riverdale Justice Court. The successful candidate will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who retired effective May 31, 2019. The Commission will begin the meeting at 12 p.m. at the Riverdale City Hall located on 4700 South Weber River Drive, Riverdale, UT 84405.
The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Following the public comment period, the meeting will be closed to allow commission members to review applications for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Amy Hernandez at (801) 578-3809 or amymh@utcourts.gov to request an appointment.