A Farmington attorney has been selected from a field of 124 candidates as the new Davis County Justice Court judge. The county commissioners this week named David S. Dillon, 36, to the post.

Dillon takes office July 1, replacing Judge John D. Stewart. Under a new state law, justice courts judges are appointed rather than elected. Stewart, Kaysville, was elected to the post three years ago.Under new state statute, justice court judges will be up for an unopposed retention election every four years, similar to district court judges.

Dillon's appointment is subject to approval by the state judicial council.

As county justice court judge, Dillon will hold court in the courtroom in the basement of the county courthouse three hours per day. The hours can be increased as demand on the court grows. The post pays $1,137 a month.

Dillon has a private law practice in addition to his association with the Salt Lake law firm of Rilling and Associates.