Judge Lambert is up for retention in 2016 for Farr West, North Ogden, Pleasant View, Uintah, and Washington Terrace Municipal Justice Courts in Weber County.
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 Lambert 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 Lambert.
Judge Patrick E. Lambert was appointed to the bench in July, 1982. He serves the justice courts of Farr West, North Ogden, Pleasant View, Uintah/Huntsville, and Washington Terrace/Marriott-Slaterville. He received a Bachelor of Science from Weber State University in Sociology. Judge Lambert retired from State government after 32 years of service. He spent nine years with the Department of Corrections and 23 years as an administrator for the Division of Youth Corrections. Judge Lambert is a former president of the Utah Correction Association. He is also a former board member for the Commission on Criminal Juvenile Justice/ Board on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.