Alta, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in the Town of Alta. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth who retired effective March 31, 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 Court’s website at under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website. Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $4,100.00 without benefits. For additional information, contact Piper Lever at (801) 742-2407 or by email at

The deadline for applications is Friday May 19, 2017 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. For an application or more information, email

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of the Town of Alta, Tom Pollard, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Pollard 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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