South Jordan, UT—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in South Jordan. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth, who will retire effective Jan. 2, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Salt Lake 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 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 Courts’ website at under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website. Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary range for the position is $85,690.00 – $121,673.00 DOQ with benefits. For additional information contact Debbie Lyman at 801-253-5203 or by email at

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241, or faxed to (801) 238-7828. For an application or more information, email

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of South Jordan, David L. Alvord, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Alvord then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.
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