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The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Linda Jones, Patrick Corum and Amber Mettler, who were appointed by Gov. Herbert last week to fill vacancies on the 3rd District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Linda Jones, Patrick Corum and Amber Mettler, who were appointed by Gov. Herbert last week to fill vacancies on the 3rd District Court.

​Jones​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​partner​ ​at​ ​the​ ​firm​ ​of​ ​Zimmerman​ ​Jones​ ​Booher​ ​LLC​ ​representing clients​ ​in​ ​appellate​ ​matters​ ​and​ ​in​ ​district​ ​court. ​From​ ​2009​ ​to​ ​2016,​ ​she ​served​ ​as​ ​an​ ​adjunct professor​ ​and​ ​guest​ ​lecturer​ ​at​ ​the​ ​S.J.​ ​Quinney​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Law​ ​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Utah. She received​ ​a​ ​bachelor​'s ​in​ ​journalism​ ​from​ ​the​ ​U.​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Juris​ ​Doctor​ ​from the​ ​U.

Corum​ ​is​ ​presently​ ​a​ ​trial​ ​attorney​ ​and​ ​supervisor​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Salt​ ​Lake​ ​Legal​ ​Defenders Association,​ ​where​ ​he​ ​also​ ​previously​ ​served​ ​as​ ​assistant​ ​director.​ ​Prior​ ​to​ ​that role,​ ​he​ ​served​ ​as​ ​misdemeanor section​ ​chief​ ​for​ ​the​ ​organization.​ ​He was​ ​an​ ​adjunct​ ​professor​ ​at​ ​the​ ​S.J.​ ​Quinney​ ​College​ ​of law​ ​from​ ​2008​ ​to​ ​this​ ​year.​ Corum received​ ​a​ ​bachelor​ ​of​ ​science​ ​in​ ​zoology​ ​from​ ​Oregon​ ​State​ ​University​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Juris​ ​Doctor​ ​from the​ ​U.

​Mettler​ ​has​ ​been​ ​an​ ​attorney​ ​at​ ​Snell​ ​&​ ​Wilmer​ ​LLP​ ​since​ ​2007,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​partner​ ​since 2015. ​She​ ​was​ ​previously​ ​an​ ​associate attorney​ ​at​ ​​Williams​ ​&​ ​Connolly​ ​LLP ​ ​in Washington,​ ​D.C.​ She received​ ​a​ ​bachelor​ ​of​ ​arts​ ​in​ ​politics​ ​from​ ​Princeton​ ​University​ ​and​ ​Juris​ ​Doctor​ ​from​ ​the University​ ​of​ ​Pennsylvania​ ​Law​ ​School.

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Those who wish to comment should contact Jerry Howe at the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Utah State Capitol Campus, House Building, Suite W210, P.O. Box 145210, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5210, by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. All statements should include the respondent’s name, telephone number, and mailing address.

The committee plans to hold a public hearing, then issue a recommendation to the full Senate. If confirmed, Jones, Corum and Mettler will fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Ann Boyden, effective Jan. 1, Judge Bruce Lubeck, effective Dec. 29, and Judge Robert Adkins, effective Jan. 7.

The 3rd Judicial District Court covers Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.