Month: December 2021


Washington Terrace, UT—The Weber County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for a judicial vacancy that will serve Washington Terrace and Marriott-Slaterville, Utah. The position will replace Judge Patrick Lambert who retired in July.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

• Emilie Bean, J.D., attorney at law, resident of Washington Terrace,

• Darrin Johns, J.D., attorney at law, resident of North Ogden,

• Judge Bryan Memmott, J.D., Justice Court Judge of the Plains City Justice  Court, the Woods Cross Justice Court, the South Ogden Justice Court, and the  South Weber Justice Court, resident of Fruit Heights, and

• Judge Paul Olds, J.D., Justice Court Judge of the Riverdale City Justice  Court, resident of Pleasant View.

A comment period will be held through December 23, 2021. A final candidate will then be  selected by the Washington Terrace Mayor and the Marriott-Slaterville Mayor, Mayor Mark  Allen and Mayor Scott Van Leeuwen, within 30 days. The selection must then be certified by  the Utah Judicial Council. To submit written comments about the candidates, please contact  Amy Hernandez at


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Kanab, Utah — The next regularly scheduled meeting of Utah’s grand jury panel of judges will be on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Kane County Courthouse, located at 76 North Main Street, Kanab, UT 84741 (1).  

The purpose of the meeting is to hear testimony, if any, to determine whether a grand jury should be summoned based upon evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, individuals claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. Individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. An individual who testifies must be prepared to provide evidence to support a claim that justifies calling a grand jury. The Attorney General, a county attorney, district attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. section 77-10a-1 can also present evidence of criminal activity. Controversies between individual parties, civil matters, and matter that are subject to criminal appeal will not be considered.

Due to the continuing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, individuals (including members of the panel of judges) may choose to appear at the meeting remotely using video conferencing software. Individuals who have arranged to testify will appear for individual appointments either: 

  • at the courthouse, where panel staff will be present to facilitate the individual’s testimony to the panel of judges (including operating video conferencing software, if necessary); or
  • from a location of the individual’s choosing using remote video conferencing software, the details of which will be communicated to the individual by panel staff. 

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact Keri Sargent, Assistant District Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts, at (801) 238-7547 by Monday, January 3, 2022, at noon, to schedule an appointment and arrange to receive further specific instructions.  Any individual needing special accommodation during the hearing must notify panel staff at least three business days prior to the hearing.  If no appointments are scheduled by the appointed time, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

The current members of the grand jury panel of judges are: Supervising Judge W. Brent West, 2nd District Court; Senior Judge Lynn W. Davis, 4th District Court; Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, 3rd District Court; Judge Eric A. Ludlow, 5th District Court; and Judge Paul Parker, 3rd District Court. Additional information regarding the grand jury panel of judges is available at the Utah Court’s website (2) or in the Utah Code (3). 


1 Utah’s grand jury statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold a hearing in each judicial district every three years.



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Washington Terrace, UT—The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on December 8, 2021 to review applications for a justice court judge position that will serve Washington Terrace, Utah. The position will replace Judge Patrick Lambert who retired in July. The Commission will begin the meeting at 7:00 a.m. The meeting will be held online through this meeting link:

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Following the public comment period, the meeting will be closed to allow commission members to review applications for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Amy Hernandez at (801) 578-3809 or to request an appointment.


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