Nominees for Fillmore City Justice Court Named

staff : May 27, 2015 12:23 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

May 26, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR FILLMORE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Fillmore, UT—The Millard County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Fillmore Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Stanley Robison who retired effective March 31, 2015.

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

·Honorable Mark Kay McIff, Sevier County Justice Court judge, The McIff Firm. P.C., resident of Richfield

·Cyndee Celeste Probert, former Millard County and Fillmore City Clerk, resident of Scipio

·Honorable Sharla T. Williams, serves as a judge for the Santaquin, Genola, Goshen Justice Court, the Juab County Justice Court, the Nephi City Justice Court and the Levan City Justice Court, resident of Nephi

A comment period will be held through June 4, 2015, before a final candidate is selected by Fillmore Mayor Eugene R. Larsen, who has 30 days to make an appointment. The appointment is subject to ratification by the Fillmore 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, melisses@utcourts.gov.

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Aurora Justice Court Judge to Retire

staff : May 22, 2015 11:27 am : Announcement

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Contact:
Nancy Volmer
May 22, 2015
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

AURORA JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Aurora, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Aurora City. The position will replace Judge Les Scott who will retire Dec. 31, 2015.

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 www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website. The annual salary range for the position is $3,821 to $4,800. For additional information, contact Clint Johnson at (435) 529-7643 or cjohnson@auroracity.org.
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Court Surveying Begins in Salt Lake May 27

staff : May 21, 2015 3:01 pm : Announcement

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May 21, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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COURT CONDUCTING SURVEY TO DETERMINE PUBLIC’S VIEW OF JUDICIARY

Salt Lake City, UT—The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is conducting a survey this summer to gauge the experience of people who are doing business with the Utah State Courts. The Access and Fairness Survey is again being conducted to measure the public’s experience and expectations of the courts.

“The court will use the data to ensure the courts are accessible and that individuals are being treated fairly by the court,” said Utah State Court Administrator Dan Becker. “Feedback from the public about the court’s performance will help us to provide better service.”
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The Guardianship Signature Program Invitation

admin : May 19, 2015 3:30 pm : Announcement, Bar News, From The Courts, Press Releases
YOU ARE INVITED…

2015_guardianship_logo_lgto help pioneer the newest signature program endorsed by the Board of District Court Judges and the Bar Commission.

The Guardianship Signature Program provides judges with a list of lawyers who are willing to represent respondents in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. The representation is for free or on a sliding scale if the client’s income qualifies, or for reasonable and necessary attorney fees if the client’s income is more than 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

To volunteer for this Signature Program, visit:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UtahBarProBonoVolunteer
and select both the Guardianship Signature Program and
the districts where you are willing to accept appointments.

Additional information & a free online training are available on the Utah State Courts website at http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/family/gc/signature/ 

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Meeting Set to Select Fillmore Justice Court Judicial Candidates

staff : May 12, 2015 8:34 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2015
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Fillmore, UT—The Millard County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on May 19, 2015, to select a candidate for the Fillmore Justice Court to replace Judge Stanley Robison who retired March 31, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 10 a.m. at the Fillmore City Office, 75 West Center St.

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 are being accepted from 10 a.m. to 10:30 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.
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e.Bulletin for May 2015

admin : May 10, 2015 11:18 pm : Bar News, e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President

election2013_JGilsonMESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIM GILSON

Congratulations to the following who were elected to the Board of Bar Commissioners:  Rob Rice as Bar President-elect, Kate Conyers and Michelle Mumford representing the Third Division, Liisa Hancock in the Fourth Division, and Kristin Woods for the Fifth Division.  Thanks to all of the candidates for great campaigns and thoughtful involvement in the Bar and the profession.

Bar President Elect Angelina Tsu and Commissioner Rob Rice are co-chairs of the Bar’s Affordable Attorneys for All task force, formed to develop new solutions to make legal services more accessible to the middle class.  The AAA task force is looking for volunteer lawyers in our Bar, and non-lawyers in our community, to serve on this critical committee.  This new initiative represents an excellent opportunity to help shape the practice of law in Utah, strengthen our profession, and improve access to justice in Utah.  Please write to adminasst@utahbar.org if you would like to participate.  AAA will focus on:
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Wasatch County Justice Court Judge Position Announced

staff : May 1, 2015 12:42 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

WASATCH COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED 

Heber, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Wasatch County. The position will replace Judge Orson Lane McCotter who will retire July 29, 2015.

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.
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Meeting Set to Select Clinton Justice Court Judge Nominees

staff : April 23, 2015 3:53 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

April 23, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Clinton, UT—The Davis County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on May 18, 2015, to select a candidate for the Clinton City Justice Court to replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire June 30, 2015. The commission will begin meeting at 9 a.m. at the Clinton City Offices, 2267 North 1500 West.

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 are being 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.
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Law Day Panel to Address Why The Magna Carta Matters Today

staff : April 21, 2015 10:17 am : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
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Cell: (801) 712-4545

LAW DAY PANEL TO ADDRESS WHY THE MAGNA CARTA MATTERS TODAY

WHAT:
Each year the Utah State Courts plans a panel discussion in conjunction with The Hinckley Institute of Politics to recognize Law Day on May 1. This year’s Law Day theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. The panel will address what makes an 800-year old document still relevant today. Each panelist will address a principle from the Magna Carta, including due process, the right to a trial by jury, the right to a speedy trial and the right to travel.

WHO:
Judge James Blanch, 3rd District Court
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Grand Jury Panel to Meet in Randolph

staff : April 13, 2015 3:13 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:  (801) 712-4545

JUDGES TO DETERMINE NEED FOR GRAND JURY

Randolph, UT—A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on May 14, 2015, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Rich County Courthouse, 20 South Main, Randolph.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at (801) 578-3800 by May 6, 2015, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by May 6, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury. Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.
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Court Offers Free Class in Spanish on Small Claims Cases

staff : April 13, 2015 10:04 am : Announcement

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April 13, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

COURT SELF-HELP CENTER OFFERS FREE CLASSES IN SPANISH
April Class to Focus on How to Create Court Paperwork for Small Claims

West Valley, UT—The Utah State Court’s Self-Help Center is offering a series of free classes to help the public learn how to navigate the court system. The classes are offered in Spanish and are geared towards people who are representing themselves in a civil court case or those assisting these individuals.

The April 21 class will focus on how to create paperwork for small claims cases using the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP). The class will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Valley Public Library, 2880 West 3650 South.
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Divorce Education for Children Spring Classes Scheduled

staff : April 10, 2015 2:43 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

Cell: (801) 712-4545

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR DIVORCE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM

Salt Lake City, UT—Nearly 12,000 Utah children are impacted by divorce each year, including more than 4,000 children in Salt Lake County. To address the needs of these children, the Utah State Courts offers a free Divorce Education for Children class twice each month. Classes take place on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Following are the dates for upcoming classes: April 13 and 25, May 4 and 16, and June 8 and 27.

The Divorce Education for Children class is for children 9- to 12-years-old whose parents have filed for divorce or whose parents are divorced. The class takes place at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse at 450 South State Street.  Advance registration is required by calling (801) 578-3897 or e-mail suzyl@utcourts.gov. There is no charge to attend the class.
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e.Bulletin for April 2015

admin : April 9, 2015 1:34 pm : e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JIM GILSON

election2013_JGilsonDon’t miss out on seeing the Traveling Exhibit on Magna Carta. It is very interesting and has been well-received by the public. It provides us with a positive opportunity to discuss the rule of law and the constructive contributions of lawyers and the courts. Please encourage your family, friends, and clients to see the exhibit during this limited opportunity. The exhibit got off to a great start at the Bar open house last Friday and at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday. The exhibit was at the Washington County Courthouse in St. George earlier this week, where many public visitors came, including groups from Dixie State University and Canyon View High School (Cedar City). Upcoming stops are in Orem, Logan, Ogden, and then back to Salt Lake City on April 15-19. Click here for the exhibit schedule and highlights; please share this with your contacts. There is a free CLE for attorneys and judges next Wednesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Matheson Courthouse, Magna Carta as an American Charter of Liberties, by Law Library of Congress Curator of Rare Books Nathan Dorn; attorney CLE registration. Nathan Dorn was the curator of the traveling exhibit and you can see it with him at 1:30 p.m. in the Rotunda following the CLE. Law Day advertising is being accepted through April 14; see reservation form.
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Justice Court Awards Presented

staff : April 7, 2015 2:10 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2015

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
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JUSTICE COURT BOARD PRESENTS AWARDS

St. George, UT—Two judges and the Provo City Justice Court were recognized on April 2, 2015, for their service to Utah’s justice courts during the Annual Conference of the Justice Court Judges in St. George, Utah.

Judge John Sandberg was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Judge Sandberg was appointed to the Clinton Justice Court in 1988 and to the Clearfield Justice Court in 1994. Judge Sandberg has served as president of the Utah Justice Court Judges Association and chairman of the Justice Court Board of Judges. He has also served on the Utah Judicial Council, Utah Judicial Ethics Task Force and Utah Standing Committee on Judicial Education.
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Clinton Justice Court Judge Position Announced

staff : April 6, 2015 12:22 pm : Announcement

Clinton, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Clinton. The position will replace Judge John L. Sandberg who will retire June 30, 2015.

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 www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website. The annual salary range for the position is $27,513 to $35,777. Benefits for the position may be provided. For additional information, contact Shannon Mullins at (801) 614-0770 or smullins@clintoncity.com.
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