Announcements

Hyde Park and North Logan, UT—The Cache County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a judicial vacancy in the Hyde Park and North Logan Justice Court. The position will replace Judge David Marx who retired effective May 1, 2019.
Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

• Judge Matthew Funk, Judge of Richmond City and Providence City, resident of Richmond
• Matthew Lorz, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of North Logan
• Lyndsay Peterson, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of North Logan

A comment period will be held through June 3, 2019. A final candidate will then be selected by Hyde Park Mayor Sharidean Flint and North Logan Mayor Damon Cann who have 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Hyde Park City Council and the North Logan 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.

Riverdale, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Riverdale. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who will retire effective May 31, 2019.

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 Weber 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 for the position is $50,283. For additional information, contact Steve Brooks at (801) 394-5541 or by email at sbrooks@riverdalecity.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jun. 10, 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 Riverdale Mayor Norm Searle within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Searle then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

South Ogden, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in South Ogden. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who will retire effective May 31, 2019.

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 Weber 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 $47,726 to $52,499 with no benefits except URS retirement contributions as required by Utah State Code. For additional information, contact Doug Gailey at (801) 622-2727 or by email at dgailey@southogdencity.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jun. 10, 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 Ogden Mayor Russell Porter within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Porter then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Salt Lake City, UT— Justices, judges, and staff joined in offering their deepest sympathies on the passing of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring.
“Ron was a judge’s judge,” said Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant. “He treated all who appeared before him, and all with whom he worked, with unwavering dignity and respect. He had a rock-solid commitment to justice. His opinions were always thoughtful and elegantly written. He was the kind of person, the kind of judge, we all should aspire to be.”
Two other justices on the Supreme Court also recalled working with their respected former colleague.
“Justice Nehring was a paragon of civility, professionalism, judgment, and good humor. He was one of our best and brightest. He lived life to the fullest, from his early days an accomplished athlete to his time as one of our most effective judges. He touched the lives of many for the better. He had an amazing career, capped by his distinguished service as a member of our court. We will miss him greatly,” said Associate Chief Justice Thomas Lee.
“His thoughtfulness, humor, and constant reminder to, ‘do justice,’ inspired me to want to be a better version of myself,” said Justice Deno Himonas.
Justice Nehring retired from the high court in February 2014, after serving a distinguished career as a jurist.
Justice Nehring was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt in May 2003 after eight years of service on the Third District Court bench. A graduate of Cornell University and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Justice Nehring began his professional career with Utah Legal Services and was a shareholder with the Salt Lake City firm of Prince, Yeates and Geldzahler at the time of his appointment to the District Court bench. At the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Nehring was the presiding judge of the Third District Court. He also served as chair of the Board of District Court Judges, a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, and was a member of the Utah Judicial Council

South Weber, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in South Weber. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who will retire effective May 31, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Davis 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 Davis 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 for the position is $11,932 with no benefits. For additional information, contact David Larson at (801) 479-3177 or by email at dlarson@southwebercity.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jun. 10, 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 Weber Mayor Jo Sjoblom within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Sjoblom then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Woods Cross, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court Judge position in Woods Cross. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who will retire effective May 31, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Davis 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 Davis 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 for the position is $33,238 with no benefits except URS retirement contributions as required by Utah State Code. For additional information, contact Gary Uresk at (801) 292-4421 or by email at guresk@woodscross.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jun. 10, 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 Woods Cross Mayor Rick Earnshaw within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Earnshaw then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Harrisville, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Harrisville. The position will replace Judge Reuben Renstrom who will retire effective May 31, 2019.

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 Weber 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 for the position is $19,602 with no benefits. For additional information, contact Bill Morris at (801) 782-4100 or by email at bmorris@cityofharrisville.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jun. 10, 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 Harrisville Mayor Michelle Tait within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Tait then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Logan, UT—The Cache County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a judicial vacancy in the Logan Justice Court. The position will replace Judge David Marx who retired effective May 1, 2019.

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

• Lee Edwards, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Logan
• Matthew Lorz, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of North Logan
• Michael McGinnis, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Logan

A comment period will be held through June 10, 2019. A final candidate will then be selected by Logan City Mayor Holly Daines who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Logan 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.

Salt Lake City, UT—The Utah Judicial Council is seeking public comment on four court commissioners who are up for retention for a four-year term, as required by Utah Code of Judicial Administration Rule 3-201. Individuals who wish to comment on the court commissioners are encouraged, but not required, to provide their names and contact information. The comment period closes on June 15, 2019.

The court commissioners up for retention and the email addresses to which comments should be sent are as follows:

Commissioner Christina L. Wilson
First District Court
Second District Court
Comments to brettf@utcourts.gov and larryw@utcourts.gov

Commissioner Catherine S. Conklin
Second District Court
Comments to larryw@utcourts.gov

Commissioner Thomas R. Morgan
Second District Court
Comments to larryw@utcourts.gov

Commissioner Joanna B. Sagers
Third District Court
Comments to peytons@utcourts.gov

The current term of United States Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse, who serves in the United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, will expire on April 30, 2020. The Court is required to establish a panel of citizens to consider whether to reappoint the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

The duties of a full-time magistrate judge in this court include conducting preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; handling the trial and disposition of most misdemeanor cases; conducting pretrial and evidentiary proceedings referred by district judges; handling settlement conferences in civil cases assigned to the district judges; and conducting the trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the panel as to whether the panel should recommend to the Court that United States Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse be reappointed for another term. All comments will be treated as confidential and will be viewed by only the panel and the district judges.

Comments should be emailed to:  UTD_PUBLIC_COMMENTS@utd.uscourts.gov

Or mailed to:

  1. Mark Jones, Clerk of Court United States District Court 351 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101 CONFIDENTIAL

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019