Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham to Step Down in November

Salt Lake City, UT — Utah Supreme Court Justice, and former Chief Justice, Christine M. Durham submitted a letter today to Governor Gary R. Herbert, informing him that she will be retiring later this year after 35 years of service on the Supreme Court bench.

“We are deeply grateful for Justice Christine Durham’s extraordinary service to the Utah Supreme Court and the citizens of Utah,” said Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant. “She is a brilliant jurist, a wonderful colleague, and a truly remarkable human being. Justice Durham has been an inspiration not only to lawyers and judges here in Utah, but nationally as well. I cannot overstate just how profoundly her contributions have helped to build a court system that has come to be recognized as a national model.”

Justice Durham made history in 1982 by becoming the first female supreme court justice in Utah, and made history again in 2002 when she was elected as Utah’s first supreme court chief justice.

“My service on the bench has been a privilege and a joy. It will be hard to leave all of the fine judges and wonderful staff with whom I have worked. I look forward to savoring the remaining months with my wonderful colleagues on the Supreme Court,” Justice Durham said.

Her last day on the bench will be Nov. 16, 2017.

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