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 Hazleton 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 Hazleton.
Judge Lyon W. Hazleton, II, was appointed to the San Juan County Justice Court in 1994. In 1999, he was appointed as the Justice Court judge for the City of Monticello. He graduated with an Associate of Science degree from the College of Eastern Utah. He has attended all mandatory classes required by the Administrative Office of the Courts, as well as optional classes. In addition, Just Hazleton has attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Hazleton has served as education director for the Justice Court judges and Seventh District court clerks. He was awarded the Justice Court Service Award in 2001. Judge Hazleton has been an active volunteer member of the San Juan County and Monticello City Emergency Services for more than 27 years. In addition, he has worked with the Boy Scouts and other youth programs.