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 Thompson 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 Thompson.
Judge Peter J. Thompson was appointed to the Big Water Justice Court in February 2006. Judge Thompson earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a law degree with William Howard Taft University’s School of Law. Judge Thompson attended the Reno Judicial College where he completed a course in Special Court Jurisdiction. Judge Thompson is currently enrolled in the Legal Institute for Justice Court Judges.