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 Marx 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 Marx.
Judge David C. Marx was appointed to the bench in 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University, a law degree from Concord Law School, and is a graduate of the Utah Legal Institute. Judge Marx has served as the education director for justice courts for the First Judicial District. He has also served on the Justice Court Board since 2000, including two terms as Board chair. He currently serves on the Judicial Council and as a member of the Judicial Council’s Management Committee. Judge Marx received the Justice Court Service Award in 2007, the Quality of Justice Award in 2008, and the Judge of the Year Award in 2013.