Nominees announced for 4th District Juvenile Court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 4th District Juvenile Court. This vacancy was created by the Legislature during the 2016 Legislative Session. The 4th Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Joshua Faulkner, commissioner, Fourth District Juvenile Court; Margaret Lindsay, supervising attorney, Utah County Public Defender Association; R. John Moody, managing attorney, Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem; Douglas Nielsen, owner, Douglas J. Nielsen Law; Deborah Wood, assistant attorney general, Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Written comments can be submitted to the 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Dale Whitlock at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is noon Jun. 24, 2016. The Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Herbert’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.