Announcement of nominees for vacancy at 3rd District Juvenile Court


SALT LAKE CITY (September 20, 2022) – The Third District Judicial Appointing Commission has selected candidates for a vacancy in the Third District Juvenile Court. This position results from the retirement of Justice Renee M. Jimenez on December 15, 2022.

Candidates for the vacancy are: Laina Arras, attorney, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association; Frank Call, attorney, Frank N. Call; Aaron Flater, Assistant Counsel, United States Attorney’s Office; Heath Haacke, Guardian ad Litem, Utah Office of the Guardian ad Litem; Aliisa Leon, Associate Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office.

Written comments may be submitted to the Third District Judicial Appointments Commission at [email protected] or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, PO Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is October 1, 2022 at noon. The Nominating Committee may request additional information or conduct an investigation of nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Governor Spencer J. Cox, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Governor Cox’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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