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 Stream 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 Stream.
Judge Steven L. Stream was appointed to the Emery County Justice Court in February 2005. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Stream worked for Emery County as a deputy sheriff for more than 20 years. He served 2 terms as the Seventh District Justice Court director, which included serving as the Seventh District Justice Court Education chairman and serving as a member of the Utah State Justice Court Education Committee.