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 Peterson 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 Peterson.
Judge Ivo Ray Peterson was appointed to the Manti City Justice Court in January 2000. Since this time, he has been appointed to the Ephraim, Fairview, Fountain Green, Gunnison, Mt. Pleasant, Moroni, and Spring City justice Courts. Judge Peterson completed the Utah Legal Institute for Justice Court judges in April 2002. He has worked as assistant regional director for education, regional director for education, regional senator, and as a Justice Court Board member. Judge Peterson earned a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Utah, and was a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Judge Peterson is currently an instructor for Snow College. Judge Peterson regularly presents information on Utah law to high school driver’s education classes, junior high civics classes, and fifth grade students.