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Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Judges.Utah.gov

Definitions


Performance Standards: A judge must score at least 3.6 on the following:

  • Legal Ability
  • Temperament and Judicial Integrity
  • Administrative Skills

Procedural Fairness: A judge must demonstrate by a “preponderance of the data” and with a score of at least 3.0 that they afford procedural fairness to all individuals in court.

Survey Respondents Recommending Retention:  The percentage of survey respondents who answered “Yes” to the question of whether they would recommend the judge be retained.

Other: Other possible performance standards that the judge did not pass will be mentioned here, they include:

  • participate annually in no less than 30 hours of continuing legal education
  • hold no cases for advisement for more than two months
  • not be the subject of more than one public reprimands issued by the judicial conduct commission or the Utah Supreme Court

 


For justice court judges, their page may display the information above or it may display:

Mid-Level Evaluation Standards: TBD


Basic Evaluation Standards: a judge must demonstrate the following in order to receive a presumptive pass

  • participate annually in no less than 30 hours of continuing legal education
  • hold no cases for advisement for more than two months
  • not be the subject of more than one public reprimands issued by the judicial conduct commission or the Utah Supreme Court

For complete details regarding the judicial evaluations, click here.