SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert has selected Barry Lawrence to fill a upcoming vacancy on the 3rd District Court bench.
Lawrence, currently the Torts section chief in the Utah Attorney General's Office, will fill an opening resulting from the retirement of Judge William Barrett. Barrett's retirement goes into effect Nov. 1.
Lawrence has been with the attorney general's office since June 2000. Before that, he worked for the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook and McDonough. A graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, he received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
“Barry Lawrence will bring valuable perspective and analysis to the 3rd District Court,” Herbert said. “His combination of public and private sector experience, and his years of dedication to the rule of law will be a great asset to the court.”
Lawrence's appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate. The 3rd Judicial District spans Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in...
- Sandy mailman's plea for books gets worldwide...
- Utah natives receive rave reviews, make 'So...
- Wright Words: Younger sister is living...
- Which U.S. cities are the best for upward...
- Body found in suitcase near Saltair identified
- LDS Church 're-evaluating' Scouting program...
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts... 289
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face... 128
- LDS Church 're-evaluating' Scouting... 101
- Mike Lee plotting tricky maneuver to... 88
- Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of... 73
- Most Utahns oppose Supreme Court ruling... 65
- Lee takes on new strategy in fight... 45
- Is report on building prison in Draper... 35