Nominees announced for 3rd District Juvenile Court vacancy

The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge Renee M. Jimenez on Dec. 15, 2022. 

The nominees for the vacancy are: Laina Arras, Attorney, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association; Frank Call, Attorney, Frank N. Call; Aaron Flater, Assistant Attorney, 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 can be submitted to the Third District Judicial Nominating Commission at [email protected] or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is noon Oct. 1, 2022. The Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Spencer J. Cox, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Cox’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.