OREM — Utah state court representatives will hold a forum this week to help the public better understand the justice system.

The belief is that public dialogue about the court system will benefit judges and court personnel by providing a means for them to better understand the issues in Utah communities, while the system as a whole will benefit by developing appropriate responses to public concerns, according to a press release.

A forum will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 W. 500 North in Orem.

The forum will feature Judge James Brady of 4th District Court; Judge Mary Noonan of 4th District Juvenile Court; Judge Rick Romney of Provo City Justice Court; Brent Johnson, general counsel at Administrative Office of the Courts; and Mary Jane Ciccarello, director of the Court Self-Help Center.