The newly created Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission at its first meeting this week chose attorney V. Lowry Snow to be commission chairman. Snow also has served as past president of the Utah State Bar.

The 13-member commission also is seeking an executive director.

The state Legislature this year revised the judicial performance evaluation process to oversee the evaluation and retention recommendations for the 219 judges and justices in Utah's court system. The commission is comprised of citizens nominated by the governor, Senate, House of Representatives and the Utah Supreme Court. Its membership also includes the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.