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 Moore 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 Moore.
Judge Terry Moore has served on the Smithfield Justice Court since 1990 and on the Wellsville Justice Court from 1994 to the present, with a two-year hiatus. Judge Moore served for nine years in the U.S. Air Force and then returned to college, graduating with a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He has attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Moore regularly makes presentations to high school and civic groups about the court system and justice court procedures.