Magistrate Judge Duty and Courtroom Rotation

This page outlines the general plan for duty and courtroom rotation.  Please consult the daily calendars for each judge posted in the building and on this web site to verify the proper courtroom.   
Current calendars:  Wells   Warner   Furse    Pead   SLC CVB Calendar               
Criminal Calendar Rotation Policy

Criminal Calendar Rotation and Courtroom Assignments

  2015 2016 2017 2018
January Warner Wells Pead Warner
February Wells Warner Furse Pead
March Furse Pead Wells Furse
April Pead Furse Warner Wells
May Wells Wells Pead Warner
June Warner Warner Furse Pead
July Furse Pead Wells Furse
August Pead Furse Warner Wells
September Warner Wells Pead Warner
October Wells Warner Warner Pead
November Furse Pead Wells Furse
December Pead Furse Furse Wells


Additional Duty Rotation and Specific Courtroom Assignments


Judge Braithwaite CVB Calendars in Monticello  
Judge Wells CVB Calendars in Vernal
Judge Wells Specialized Behavioral Health Docket:
Mondays,10am -12 noon, Room TBD
Specialized Drug Docket:
Tuesdays, 10:30am to 2:00 pm, Room TBD

Civil Scheduling    
(Initial Pretrial Scheduling Conferences)
CVB Military Calendar
(Dugway, Tooele, VA Hospital)
CVB Military Calendar
CVB Resource Calendar
CVB St George CVB Glen Canyon
(Big Water)
Furse Warner Pead Braithwaite Braithwaite Braithwaite
  Dugway/Tooele- 1:30 PM

VA Med Center- 2:00 PM

9:00 AM
Optional & Mandatory Appearances held at

9:00 AM

1:30 PM

1:30 PM
United States Courthouse
Salt Lake City, UT

Room TBD
United States Courthouse
Salt Lake City, UT

Room TBD
United States Courthouse
Salt Lake City, UT

Room TBD
United States Courthouse
Salt Lake City, UT

Room TBD
206 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah

Room 2B
Big Water Town Hall
115 Aaron Burr
Big Water, Utah

Suite C
January 14 January 28 January 28 January 29 January 12 / 20  
February 11     February 26 February 2 / 17  
March 11 March 4 / 25 March 4 / 25 March 26 March 2 / 16  
April 8 April 29 April 29 April 23 April 6 / 27  
May 13 May 27 May 27 May 28 May 4 / 18 May 12
June 10 June 24 June 24 June 25 June 1 / 15 June 23
July 8 July 15 July 15 July 23 July 6 / 20  
August 12 August 26 August 26 August 27 August 3/17/31 August 18
September 9 September 23 September 23 September 24 September 14 / 28 September 8
October 14 October 28 October 28 October 29 October 5 / 19 October 13
November 11 November 18 November 18 November 19 November 2 / 16 November 10
December 9 December 16 December 16 December 17 December 7 / 21  


Criminal Calendar Rotation Policy

The following policy was established by Chief Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba in October 2004 and has been updated:

1. All new criminal matters, including new complaints, initial appearances, arraignments on indictments, grand jury proceedings, trap and trace, search warrants, seizure warrants, Rule 5 proceedings, initial appearances on supervised release and probation violations, etc., will be handled by magistrate judges on a rotation basis. This will include any evening hour/weekend needs as well.  The duty magistrate judge should be notified of any weekend or holiday arrest on misdemeanor cases.

2. Starting in 2011, rotation is on a monthly basis. The rotation schedule will start at 12:01 a.m. the first day of the month and end at 12:00 midnight on the last day of the month.

3. If a new criminal matter is to be brought, it should be presented to the magistrate judge on duty during the applicable period. For Judge Wells, call Michelle Peart at 801-524-6422; for Judge Warner, call Kirsten Mumford at 801-524-6620; for Judge Furse call Lindsey Pagel at 801-524-6180; for Judge Pead call Kirsten Mumford at 801-524-6620.

4. The on-duty magistrate judge will begin hearings in the morning and continue throughout the day as needed.

5. Review of detention and/or appointment or withdrawal of counsel matters and violations of pre-trial release will be handled by the magistrate judge who handled the initial appointment of counsel or detention hearing.  Review of detention orders imposed by Magistrate Judges Alba or Nuffer will pass to the duty magistrate judge. Copies of those filings should be transmitted directly to that magistrate judge.  These documents are not automatically routed to the magistrate judge in CM/ECF.  

6. Initial appointment of counsel for indigent defendants, including initial appointment of counsel for defendants who initially retained counsel,  is handled by the duty magistrate judge.

7.  All other matters on referred criminal cases will go to the referenced magistrate judge.

8.  The magistrate judges are sharing courtrooms for some purposes.  Please consult the daily calendars posted in the building and on the court's web site to verify the proper courtroom.

Rev. 08/17/2015