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 Haveron met these standards:
- She participated annually in no less than 30 hours of continuing legal education for each year of her current term;
- She held no cases under advisement for more than two months; and
- She has not been the subject of any public reprimands issued by the Judicial Conduct Commission or the Utah Supreme Court during her term of office.
Based solely on compliance with these standards, the commission recommends retention for Judge Haveron.
Appointed to the West Millard County Justice Court in 1995, Judge Debra Haveron now serves the consolidated Millard County Justice Court, with offices in Delta and Fillmore. In 2015, she also began serving the Delta City Justice Court. Prior to her first appointment to the bench, she worked as the West Millard court clerk. Judge Haveron attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and is a graduate of the Utah Legal Institute for Justice Court Judges. Judge Haveron regularly invites elementary school students into her courtroom and teaches in middle and high school classrooms. She has served as a member of the Board of Justice Court Judges, the Justice Court Education Committee, as an assistant Fourth District education director, and on the Bail Committee.