Part-time justice court judges standing for retention in 2016 are required to meet three minimum performance standards adopted by the judicial branch and enacted by the legislature.
Judge Dunlap met these standards:
- He participated annually in no less than 30 hours of continuing legal education for each year of his current term;
- He held no cases under advisement for more than two months; and
- He has not been the subject of any public reprimands issued by the Judicial Conduct Commission or the Utah Supreme Court during his term of office.
Based solely on compliance with these standards, the commission recommends retention for Judge Dunlap.
Judge Brent A. Dunlap was appointed to the Iron County Justice Court in 2007 and to the Parowan City Justice Court in 2012. Prior to being appointed, Judge Dunlap served in law enforcement for 21 years. Judge Dunlap served on the Justice Court Judges’ Education Committee from 2009 – 2013 and rejoined that committee in 2015. He also served on the Justice Court Board of Judges from 2011 – 2013. In 2012, Judge Dunlap received a Certificate in Legal Studies from the Administrative Office of the Courts.