SALT LAKE CITY — An attorney with 25 years of experience in juvenile law has been appointed to serve as a judge in the 2nd District Juvenile Court.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced the appointment of Sherene Terry Dillon in a news release on Monday. The 2nd District serves Davis, Morgan and Weber counties.

Currently, Dillon works for the state Office of the Guardian Ad Litem, which represents the interests of children in court. She has handled abuse, neglect cases and parental rights terminations cases, dependency petitions, emancipation requests, and child protective orders.

Dillon holds both a bachelor's and a masters degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from BYU's J. Reuben Clark School of Law.

She was previously in private practice.