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 Myers 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 Myers.
Judge Karlin Myers was appointed to the Hurricane City Justice Court in July 2005 and serves the cities of Hurricane and LaVerkin. Judge Myers is a graduate of Oregon State University and Willamette University College of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench he practiced law in state and federal courts in Utah, Idaho and Oregon with an emphasis on criminal defense, bankruptcy and family law. He is a former Washington and Kane County public defender. Judge Myers speaks Spanish and served on the State Court Interpreter Committee.