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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:   Pead    Romero    Oberg    Bennett    Wells    SLC CVB Calendar               
Criminal Calendar Rotation Policy


Criminal Calendar Rotation and Courtroom Assignments

  2022 - 8.400 2023 -8.400
January Romero Bennett
February Oberg Romero
March Bennett Oberg
April Pead Pead
May Romero Bennett
June Oberg Romero
July Bennett Oberg
August Pead Pead
September Romero Bennett
October Bennett Romero
November Oberg Oberg
December Pead Pead

Additional Duty Rotation and Specific Courtroom Assignments

2022

Judge Oberg Specialized Behavioral Health Docket:
Mondays,10am -12 noon, Room TBD
Judge Romero Specialized Drug Docket:
Tuesdays, 10:30am to 2:00 pm, Room TBD
Judge Pead Tribal Court - Rotating monthly between Aneth and Vernal    
CVB Military Calendar
(Dugway, Tooele, VA Hospital)
CVB Military Calendar
(HAFB)
CVB Resource Calendar
(NPS, USDI, BLM, BIA, FPS)
CVB St George CVB Glen Canyon 
(Big Water)
CVB Moab, Vernal, Monticello
Kohler Bennett Kohler Kohler Kohler Pead
Dugway/Tooele- 1:30 PM

VA Med Center- 2:00 PM

9:00 AM

Optional & Mandatory Appearances

9:00 AM 

10:00 AM 

11:00 AM

Moab - 9:00 AM
Aneth - 9:00 AM
Vernal - 9:30 AM

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

Grand County District Court
125 E Center St.
Moab, UT

 

8th District Court
920 US-40
Vernal, UT

2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022
January 26, 2022 January 25, 2022 January 20, 2022 January 25, 2022 January - No Court

January 6, 2022 (Aneth)
January 7, 2022 (Moab)

February 23, 2022 February 23, 2022 February 17, 2022 February 22, 2022 February - No Court February 4, 2022 (Aneth)
March 30, 2022 March 30, 2022 March 17, 2022 March 28, 2022 March 25, 2022 March 3, 2022 (Aneth)
March 4, 2022 (Moab)
April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022 April 21, 2022 April 26, 2022 April 29, 2022 April 1, 2022 (Aneth)
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022 May 19, 2022 May 24, 2022 May 27, 2022 May 5, 2022 (Aneth)
May 6, 2022 (Moab)
June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022 June 16, 2022 June 28, 2022 June 24, 2022 June 3, 2022 (Aneth)
July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022 July 21, 2022 July 26, 2022 July 29, 2022 July 7, 2022 (Aneth)
July 8, 2022 (Moab)
August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022 Augut 18, 2022 August 23, 2022 Augut 26, 2022 August 5, 2022 (Aneth)
September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022 September 15, 2022 September 27, 2022 September 30, 2022 September 8, 2022 (Aneth)
September 9, 2022 (Moab)
October 26, 2022 October 26, 2022 October 20, 2022 October 25, 2022 October 28, 2022 October 7, 2022 (Aneth)
November 30, 2022 November 30, 2022 November 17, 2022 November 22, 2022 November - No Court November 3, 2022 (Aneth)
November 4, 2022 (Moab)
December 21, 2022 December 21, 2022 December 15, 2022 December 23, 2022 December - No Court December 2, 2022 (Aneth)
           
           

 


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 Pead call Teri Sparrow at 801-524-6155, for Judge Romero call Melissa Saddler at 801-524-6422, for Judge Oberg call Lynsie Severnak at 801-524-6180, for Judge Bennett 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.

Revised 7/19/2022