3 judge nominees announced for Plain City Justice Court

Monday , June 19, 2017 - 2:34 PM

NADIA PFLAUM, Standard-Examiner staff

PLAIN CITY — With the retirement of a Plain City Justice Court judge on the horizon, the Weber County Nominating Commission has chosen three nominees to fill the vacancy. 

Judge James Beesley will retire July 1, 2017. He has been in a judge in Plain City since July 1998 and is a former Plain City City Council member. 

The nominees are: 

Junk is currently on the bench of the Ogden City Justice Court. He is a graduate of Weber State University and received his law degree from the University of Utah. He is a former Ogden City prosecutor and adjunct professor at WSU. 

Memmott is an attorney with Brown & Memmott Law, PLLC. He served four years as a captain and Judge Advocate Officer (JAG) in the United States Air Force. He has an English degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Arizona State University.

Nelson is a judge in Roy/Weber Justice Court. He was previously an assistant attorney and prosecutor for Roy City. Nelson has worked in private practice and is a domestic mediator. His bachelor’s degree is from WSU, and he received his law degree from BYU. Nelson also has an MBA from Utah State University.

A public comment period will be held through June 26, 2017. The mayor of Plain City will make the appointment within 30 days after the public comment period closes. The Plain City Council must ratify the mayor’s choice.

Public comments may be submitted to Melisse Stiglich with the Administrative Office of the Courts at melisses@utcourts.gov.

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