To be considered for the 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 earned a high school diploma or GED. 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 www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website. The annual salary range for the part-time position is between $3,965 and $7,136. For additional information, contact R. Blake Hamilton, attorney for Hildale City, at (801) 364-8300.
The deadline for applications is March 21, 2012 at 5:00PM and should be sent to the attention of Shari Veverka, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0241 or faxed to (801) 578-3843. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 578-3844.
Utah law requires that a local county Justice Court Nominating Commission be created with representatives appointed from the county commission, the municipalities, and the local Bar Association. The Washington County Nominating Commission is tasked with submitting three to five names to Hildale City Mayor Phillip Barlow for consideration. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Hildale City Council and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.