Utah Judicial Council Members Named
Salt Lake City, Utah—Two judges have been elected to the Utah Judicial Council to serve a three-year term: 3rd District Juvenile Court Judge Kimberly K. Hornak and 1st District Court Judge Thomas L. Willmore will begin their terms Oct. 1, 2009. These judges have replaced 2nd District Juvenile Court Judge Mark Andrus and 2nd District Court Judge Michael Lyon who completed their terms.
The Utah Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the judiciary. The Council has the constitutional authority to adopt uniform rules for the administration of all courts in the state. The Council also sets standards for judicial performance, court facilities, support services, and judicial and non-judicial staff levels.
Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine M. Durham chairs the Council, which consists of 14 members. Other members are as follows: Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring, Court of Appeals Judge Gregory K. Orme, 3rd District Court Judge Judith S.H. Atherton, 5th District Court Judge G. Michael Westfall, 5th District Juvenile Court Judge Hans Q. Chamberlain, Saratoga Springs and West Valley Justice Court Judge Keith Stoney, West Valley Justice Court Judge Brendan P. McCullagh, Uintah County Justice Court Judge G.A. “Jody” Petry, Utah State Bar Representative Lori Nelson, Esq., and Utah State Court Administrator Dan Becker who serves as secretariat to the Council. The judges and Utah State Bar representative all serve three-year terms.