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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

  2021 - 8.400  
January Oberg  
February Romero  
March Pead  
April Bennett  
May Romero  
June Oberg  
July Pead  
August Bennett  
September Romero  
October Oberg  
November Pead  
December Bennett  

Additional Duty Rotation and Specific Courtroom Assignments

2021

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

2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021
January 27, 2021 (zoom) January 27, 2021 (zoom) January 21, 2021 (zoom) January 26, 2021 January - No Court  
February 24, 2021(zoom) February 24, 2021(zoom) February 18, 2021 (zoom) February 23, 2021 February - No Court  
March 31, 2021(zoom) March 31, 2021(zoom) March 18, 2021 (zoom) March 23, 2021 March 26, 2021  
April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021 April 15, 2021 (zoom) April 27, 2021 April 23, 2021  
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021 May 20, 2021 (zoom) May 25, 2021 May 21, 2021  
June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 22, 2021 June 25, 2021  
July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021 July 15, 2021 July 27, 2021 July 23, 2021  
August 25, 2021 August 25, 2021 August 19, 2021 August 24, 2021 Augut 20, 2021  
September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021 September 16, 2021 September 28, 2021 September 24, 2021  
October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021 October 21, 2021 October 26, 2021 October 22, 2021  
November 17, 2021 November 17, 2021 November 18, 2021 November 23, 2021 November 19, 2021  
December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 December 16, 2021 December 28, 2021 December - No Court  

 


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 2/23/2021