Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

WELLSVILLE JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED 

Wellsville, UtahThe deadline for applications for a justice court judge position in Wellsville has  been extended. The position will replace Judge Terry Moore who resigned his position on May 15,  2021. 

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Cache 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 Cache 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 salary range for the position is $13,166 to $23,699 per year and includes no benefits (except for a mandatory contribution to URS). For additional information, contact Scott Wells at (435) 245-3686. 

The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 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  Wellsville City Mayor, Thomas Bailey, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Bailey will  then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah  Judicial Council. 

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

PAROWAN CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED 

Parowan, Utah The deadline for applications for a justice court judge position in Parowan City has been extended. The position will replace Judge Brent Dunlap who resigned his position. 

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Iron 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 Iron 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 salary range for the position is $10,533 to $18,960 per year. For additional information, contact Cleve Matheson at cleve@parowan.org or (435) 477-3331. 

The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 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  Parowan City Mayor, Preston Griffiths, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Griffiths will  then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be ratified by the  Parowan City Council and certified by the Utah Judicial Council. 

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

DUCHESNE COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED 

Duchesne County, UtahThe deadline for applications for a justice court judge position in  Duchesne County has been extended. The position will replace Judge Clair Poulson who will retire in November. 

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Duchesne 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 Duchesne 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 salary range for the position is $28,966 to $52,138. For additional information, contact Melissa Yergensen at (435) 738-1233 or myergensen@duchesne.utah.gov

The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 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  Duchesne County Commission within 45 days of its first meeting. The Duchesne County  Commission then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified  by the Utah Judicial Council. 

Monday, 24 May, 2021

Utah State Courts removes mask requirement for vaccinated individuals.

Read Order

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021

Here’s the monthly report from the Office of Legal Innovation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eQVguSpCCiNlsKOzQUtftGDgkzYCKSti/view

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021

WASHINGTON CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Washington City, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position that will serve Washington City, Utah. The position will replace Judge Thad Seegmiller who resigned his position on March 17, 2021.

To be considered for a justice court judgeship in Washington 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 Washington 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 salary range for the position is $40,377 per year and includes benefits. For additional information, contact Jeremy Redd at (435) 656-6310.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 5, 2021 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 Washington City Mayor, Ken Neilson, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Neilson will then have 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2020

Supreme Court Halts Consideration and Authorization of Bare Referral Fees

Allowing lawyers to enter into new and varied business arrangements to increase innovation and efficiency in Utah’s legal market and thereby increase access to justice is a central goal of the Court’s regulatory reform efforts. Permitting lawyers to share fees with nonlawyers is an aspect of these efforts. Thus, the Court, on September 1, 2020, authorized the sharing of reasonable fees with nonlawyers within the oversight of the regulatory reform Sandbox. It has become apparent, however, that the payment of referral fees—compensation paid to nonlawyers for the sole purpose of ensuring the referral of legal work—presents potential ethical challenges for lawyers and needs further consideration by the Court.

Referral Fee Statement

Tuesday, 1 December, 2020

Utah Justice Coalition Survey

Utah Attorney Survey

Utah Justice Coalition (www.utjc.org) is running a survey of Utah Attorneys to see what opportunities are available to assist indigent communities, UJC is working on a pro bono and low bono Justice Clinic in partnership with law school students to connect with everyday Utahns and provide legal support.  Would you mind taking our survey?

https://forms.gle/j2whDJDvfHvJVXRm7

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020

CHIEF JUSTICE ISSUES UPDATED PANDEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

 

Salt Lake City, UT— Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant has issued an updated Administrative Order. The order offers further direction on warrants, bench trials, and eviction cases during the pandemic.

The Utah Courts remain open and available to the public while balancing the health and safety of court patrons, court staff, and judges. Toward that goal, the Utah Judicial Council has established three levels of court operations (Red, Yellow, Green), based on safety recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Utah Department of Health. While most hearings are being conducted remotely, some are now in-person, depending on a court’s risk level. Since March, courts have conducted over 140,000 remote proceedings on more than 63,000 District Court cases. Courts approved for in-person hearings and jury trials under the Yellow Phase currently include those in: Box Elder, Rich, Davis, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron, Piute, Sevier, Emery, Daggett, and Uintah. Courts in Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Washington, Garfield, Kane, Sanpete, Wayne, Carbon, Grand, and San Juan counties have been approved to move from Red to Yellow when COVID case numbers decrease in those counties. The COVID Alerts and Information page contains more information.

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020

DIPLOMA PRIVILEGE CANDIDATES FILLING PRO BONO NEEDS

2020 Diploma Privilege Candidates find success through service by devoting time to pro bono efforts at the Timpanogos Legal Center. Watch this short clip to learn more.

https://youtu.be/rQJia9M628o