FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2013
Contact: Nancy Volmer
Cell: (801) 712-4545
JUDGE HADFIELD NAMED PRESIDING IN FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Logan, UT---Judge Ben H. Hadfield has been named presiding judge for the First District Court for a two-year term. Judge Hadfield replaces Judge Clint Judkins who is retiring. Judge Jeffrey R. Burbank will remain as Associate Presiding Judge.
The presiding judges are responsible for the effective operation of their courts. According to court Rule 3-104, presiding judges are responsible for implementation and enforcement of statutes, rules, policies, and directives of the Utah Judicial Council as they pertain to the administration of the courts. The presiding judge is responsible for assigning cases and judges.
Presiding judges and associate presiding judges are elected by a majority vote of the judges of their court. When the presiding judge is unavailable, the associate presiding judge assumes his or her responsibilities.
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