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 Murdock 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 Murdock.
Judge Linda Murdock was appointed to the Helper Justice Court in 1997. She was then appointed to the East Carbon Justice Court. She attended Fullerton College in California and worked as the head secretary in several law firms in California.