Plain City, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Plain City. The position will replace Judge James Beesley who will retire effective July 1, 2017.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Weber 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 range for the position is $4,867.50 to $8,761.50 without benefits. For additional information, contact Diane Hirschi at (801) 731-4908 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 Plain City, Bruce Higley, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Higley 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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