Pamela G. Heffernan has been sworn in as a new 2nd Circuit Court judge.

Heffernan, 36, replaces Judge Stanton M. Taylor, who was appointed to the 2nd District Court last October. She will assume her duties on the bench immediately. The 2nd Circuit covers Weber, Davis and Morgan counties.Heffernan graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1981. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was an attorney in the law firm of Snow, Christensen & Martineau.