This past week I have had several people reach out to me regarding retention of Utah Judges and I have also seen some alarming Facebook posts about people who just vote a blanket “no.” Here is my two cents: I am in court for 5-10 appearances per week and have appeared in front of 90% of these Judges in the 3rd District. If you want to read reviews and surveys go here: Utah Judge Reviews. I do not believe these surveys are fool proof. Remember that with each ruling, one party wins and one party loses. Also, not ALL attorneys review Judges. I receive about 5-8 judicial performance evaluations per year even though I appear in front of well over 30 Judges per year.
Although I believe some Judges are better than others for various reasons, I would caution a blanket “no” vote to “get in new blood” or any of the other posts I have seen. Newer is not always better and the same people will be picking the Judges that picked the already seated Judges.