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Ogden native’s nomination would make first female majority on Utah Supreme Court

By Staff | Jun 29, 2022

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Judge Jill Pohlman

SALT LAKE CITY — Ogden native Jill Pohlman has been nominated to the Utah Supreme Court by Gov. Spencer Cox.

Pohlman is the second new nominee with Ogden ties — Diana Hagen, who grew up in Ogden and attended Ben Lomond High School, was nominated by Cox in March.

Pohlman and Hagen are being elevated to the state’s high court from the Utah Court of Appeals.

An announcement from Cox’s office Tuesday said Pohlman’s nomination, if confirmed by the Utah Senate, would give the Supreme Court its first female majority in state history. The other justices are Paige Petersen, John Pearce and Chief Justice Matthew Durrant.

“Her brilliant legal mind and her commitment to the rule of law will reinforce public trust in this vital institution,” Cox, in a prepared statement, said of Pohlman.

Pohlman was appointed to the Court of Appeals in June 2016 by former Gov. Gary Herbert and is the court’s associate presiding judge. She also is a member of the Utah Supreme Court’s advisory committee on the rules of appellate procedure, the Utah Courts committee on judicial outreach and the executive committee of the Utah State Bar litigation section.


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