Appointed in 2011, Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills has demonstrated promising growth in her judicial role. Attorneys characterized Judge Hruby-Mills as intelligent and conscientious and agree that with experience her confidence will increase. Survey respondents described her as attentive, calm, and polite. When choosing words from a list to describe her, respondents selected 94% positive adjectives. Courtroom observers viewed Judge HrubyMills as concerned and approachable and noted the sincere interest she demonstrated in each case. They characterized her as a professional, well–prepared, and efficient manager of her demanding courtroom. Of survey respondents who answered the retention question, 91% recommended that Judge Hruby-Mills be retained.
The commission reviewed surveys and courtroom observation reports in addition to verifying that Judge Hruby-Mills has met all time standards, judicial education requirements, and discipline standards established by the judicial branch.
Judge Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills was appointed to the bench in 2011 by Governor Gary Herbert. She received her law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1993, having graduated from Middlebury College in 1984 and earned a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Vermont in 1986. Judge Hruby-Mills practiced law with the firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson in Salt Lake City for almost 20 years. She has served in numerous leadership roles in the legal community and local charities. Currently, Judge Hruby-Mills chairs the Divorce Education for Children program, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Outreach.