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 Petry 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 Petry.
Judge Georganna A. Petry was appointed to the Uintah County Justice Court in 1996 and the Naples Justice Court in 2000. A graduate of American Public University, she also earned certificates from the Utah Legal Institute and the National Judicial College. Judge Petry served on the Board of Youth Corrections and the Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. She received the 2001 Justice Court Judge of the Year award, the Judicial Council’s Quality of Service Award, and was recognized for distinguished service in justice court clerk education. Judge Petry also served on the Board of Justice Court Judges and recently served as the Justice Court representative to the Utah Judicial Council.