Title 78A - Judiciary and Judicial Administration - Chapter 12 - Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Act - Part 2 - Judicial Performance Evaluation - Section 205 - Minimum performance standards.


Published: 2017-05-09

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Effective 5/9/2017 78A-12-205 Minimum performance standards. (1) The commission shall establish minimum performance standards requiring that:

(a) the judge have no more than one public sanction issued by the Utah Supreme Court during the judge's current term; and

(b) the judge receive a minimum score on the judicial performance survey as follows: (i) an average score of no less than 65% on each survey category as provided in Subsection

78A-12-204(7); and (ii) if the commission includes a question on the survey that does not use the numerical scale,

the commission shall establish the minimum performance standard for all questions that do not use the numerical scale to be substantially equivalent to the standard required under Subsection (1)(b)(i).

(2) The commission may establish an additional minimum performance standard if the commission by at least two-thirds vote:

(a) determines that satisfaction of the standard is necessary to the satisfactory performance of the judge; and

(b) adopts the standard. (3) The commission may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative

Rulemaking Act, to establish a minimum performance standard.

Amended by Chapter 81, 2017 General Session