Judge Noland’s scores are statistically well above the average of his juvenile court peers on legal ability and procedural fairness, above the peer average on integrity and judicial temperament, and consistent with his peers on administrative skills. Ninety-six percent of survey respondents recommend him for retention. Respondents appreciate the judge’s ability to ensure understanding of those in court. Survey ratings of judicial attributes indicate Judge Noland is particularly capable, knowledgeable, and impartial. Respondents and courtroom observers value the judge’s courteous and caring demeanor, as exemplified through his listening skills and ability to help those in court feel heard. All observers report confidence that they would be treated fairly if they were to appear in Judge Noland’s court. This judge meets discipline standards set by statute and has been certified by the Judicial Council as meeting all time standards, education requirements, and mental and physical competence standards.
Judge Jeffrey J. Noland has served on the Second District Juvenile Court since 2010 and was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert. He presides in Weber and Morgan counties, with special cases in Davis County. He also presides over a juvenile problem-solving court addressing substance abuse with young people. Judge Noland is a graduate of Weber State College and the University of Utah College of Law. Before his appointment, he practiced as a deputy prosecutor, Guardian ad Litem, and a parental counsel in child welfare cases. Currently, Judge Noland serves as the chairperson of the Court Improvement Project. He also is a member of the Judicial Wellness Committee, the Utah Court Facilities Committee, and serves locally on the advisory board for the Department of Child & Family Studies at Weber State University.