Third-district Judge Royal Hansen Receives 2016 Peacekeeper Award

Salt Lake City, UT — Judge Royal I. Hansen was presented with the 2016 Peacekeeper Award by the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (UCCR) on Friday.

Judge Hansen has been an outspoken advocate for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Utah Courts. For the past 11 years, Judge Hansen has served as Chair of the Utah Judicial Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. His reputation as an insightful judge and judicial leader has been invaluable to the advancement of alternative dispute resolution in our community.

“Judge Hansen is highly deserving of the Peacekeeper Award. He is the third judge to receive this award in the sixteen years since it was established,” said Nancy McGahey, UCCR Board of Directors member, and member of the Peacekeeper Selection Committee. “Judge Hansen’s many contributions to raising awareness and advancing the use of alternative dispute resolution have led to widespread support within and outside of our judicial system. His efforts have also advanced the ethical foundations of ADR practices. The UCCR thanks Judge Hansen for leaving this legacy to our community.”

Judge Hansen was appointed to the Third District Court in July 2003 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties. Judge Hansen received a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1975. (More information)

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