Month: January 2024


Salt Lake City, UT – The Third District Criminal Commissioner nominating committee submits the following names for public comment: Melissa Stirba, Todd Olsen, William Carlson.  Anyone wishing to make a comment regarding the following in relation to the potential appointment of the Criminal Commissioner position may do so within the next 10 days by sending an email to

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Murray, Utah—The Murray Judicial Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for a justice court judge position that will serve Murray, Utah. The final candidate will replace Judge Paul Thompson who will retire in May.

Following is an alphabetical listing of the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:

∙ Spencer Banks, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Bluffdale,

∙ Matthew Brass, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Farmington,

∙ Kimberly M. Crandall, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Riverton, and

∙ Colleen K. Magee, J.D., Attorney at Law, resident of Midvale.

A comment period will be held through February 3, 2024. Once application materials are provided to the Murray City Mayor, he will have 30 days to make a final selection. His selection must then be ratified by the Murray City Council. To submit written comments about any of the candidates, please email James Peters, Justice Court Administrator, at

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Murray, Utah—The Murray Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on January 17, 2024 to review applications for a justice court judge position that will serve Murray, Utah. The position will replace Judge Paul Thompson who will retire in May. The Commission will begin the meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the Murray City Hall, which is located at 10 East 4800 South in Murray,  Utah.

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 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Following the public comment period, the meeting will be closed to allow commission members to review applications for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in submitting oral or written commentary to the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Jim Peters at (801) 578-3824 or to request an appointment.

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Salt Lake City, Utah—Applications are being accepted for justice court judges pro tempore. This position is considered voluntary without compensation. The judge pro tempore will oversee the small claims cases for the Salt Lake City Justice Court.

To be considered for this position, 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 been admitted to the practice of law in Utah for a minimum of four years.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at under employment opportunities. A small claims judge pro tempore application must be completed and is available on the court’s website ( For application information, contact Dee Dee Sonntag at (801) 578-3820 or by email at For scheduling and other court-specific information, contact Tammy Shelton at

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 12, 2024, at 5 p.m. All completed applications should be emailed to If appointed, a judge pro tempore shall complete a small claims orientation program within one year after appointment and thereafter complete at least three hours of small claims education annually.

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