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Utah courts plan community forum in Orem

Published January 29, 2014 9:18 am

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As part of a judicial outreach initiative by the Utah State Courts, court officials are holding community forums to help the public better understand the justice system.

The next forum is scheduled for Feb. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, 65 West 500 North, in Orem.

Court personnel who will attend are: Judge James Brady, 4th District Court; Judge Mary Noonan, 4th District Juvenile Court; Judge Rick Romney, Provo City Justice Court; Brent Johnson, general counsel, Administrative Office of the Courts; and Mary Jane Ciccarello, director, Court Self-Help Center.

The belief is that public dialogue about the court system will benefit judges and court personnel by providing a means for them to better understand the issues in our communities, while the system as a whole will benefit by developing appropriate responses to public concerns, according to a court news release.