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 Magid 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 Magid.
Judge Sydney Magid was appointed to the Salt Lake City Justice Court in 2004. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 1993, where she was a William H. Leary Scholar. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Magid worked as an attorney in private practice. She has served on the Justice Court Judges Education Curriculum Subcommittee.