Herriman and Riverton, Utah—Applications are being accepted for justice court judge vacancies in both Herriman and Riverton, Utah. The vacancy in Herriman results from the resignation of Judge Paul Farr in April. The vacancy in Riverton results from the retirement of Judge Greg Bown in July. The cities may select one nominee to fill both vacancies or they may select a different nominee for each vacancy.

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 Salt Lake County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at legacy.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (legacy.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The salary range for each position, if appointed separately, is $37,040 to $66,672 per year for Herriman and $36,114 to $65,005 for Riverton City. If a single nominee is selected by both cities, the salary range will be $148,160 to $166,680 per year and will include benefits. For additional information, contact Tami Moody in Herriman at tmoody@herriman.org or David Brickey in Riverton at dbrickey@rivertonutah.gov

The deadline for applications is Monday, August 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit its nominees to Lorin Palmer, the mayor of Herriman, and Trent Staggs, the mayor of Riverton, within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Palmer and Mayor Staggs then have 30 days in which to make a selection. Once the selection is ratified by each of the city councils, it must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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