Judges' Biographies


SECOND DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

PRESIDING JUDGE JANICE L. FROST

PRESIDING JUDGE JANICE L. FROSTJudge Janice L. Frost was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court by Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in February 2009. She serves Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge Frost graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1985 and is a graduate of Brigham Young University where she earned a degree in history and secondary education. From 1985 to 1989, Judge Frost worked in private practice and from 1989 to 1994, served as an assistant city prosecutor for Salt Lake City, later becoming an assistant attorney general in the criminal appeals division. In 1995, Judge Frost became a senior attorney with the National District Attorneys Association where she was responsible for training prosecutors throughout the United States in trial advocacy skills, particularly as those skills relate to impaired driving prosecution. In 1998, Judge Frost returned to the Utah Attorney General's office where she worked in the Child Protection Division practicing in the Second District Juvenile Court. From 2002 until her appointment to the bench, Judge Frost was the deputy city attorney for the City of South Salt Lake. She has served on the Utah Prosecution Council Training Committee, the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutorís Advisory Committee, and the Statewide Association of Prosecutors Legislative Action Committee. Judge Frost currently is a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges and served as chair from 2011 to 2012. She also is a member of the Utah Sentencing Commission. 9/12


ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE JEFFREY J. NOLAND

ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE JEFFREY J. NOLANDJudge Jeffrey J. Noland was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court by Gov. Gary R. Herbert in July 2010. He serves Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge Noland has a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Noland served as a managing attorney for the Salt Lake Office of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL). Before joining the GAL in 2006, Judge Noland worked in private practice. 12/10


JUDGE J. MARK ANDRUS

JUDGE J. MARK ANDRUSJudge J. Mark Andrus was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court in September 1994 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Davis, Morgan, and Weber Counties. Judge Andrus received a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1982. He was an attorney with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association prior to accepting a position with the Davis County Attorney's Office in 1983. He has served as Presiding Judge in the Second District Juvenile Court, as chair of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, as a member of the Utah Judicial Council, and as a member of the Juvenile Court Re-codification Committee, the Family Court Task Force, the Sentencing Commission, and the Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Judge Andrus is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and a faculty member on the Utah Judicial Institute. Judge Andrus is currently serving on the Court Improvement Committee. 09/09


JUDGE SHERENE DILLON

JUDGE SHERENE DILLONJudge Sherene Terry Dillon was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court by Gov. Gary R. Herbert in January 2011. She serves Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge Dillon has a law degree from J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she worked for the Office of Guardian ad Litem, where she represented the interests of children in Juvenile Court. She worked in private practice from 1986 to 1994, where she spent a number of years with Kirton, McConkie and Poelman. 3/11


JUDGE MICHELLE E. HEWARD

JUDGE MICHELLE E. HEWARDJudge Michelle E. Heward was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court by Gov. Gary R. Herbert in September 2010. She serves Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge Heward graduated from the University of Utah with a Juris Doctorate in 1987 and from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. Prior to her current appointment, she worked for 15 years as a full professor at Weber State, teaching criminal justice in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She also served as a Justice Court judge in Riverdale for five years as well as South Ogden. From 1990 to 1995, Judge Heward was a Deputy Weber County Attorney with primary assignment in Juvenile Court. She worked in private practice prior to that position. She currently serves on the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and runs a Dependency Drug Court. She has served on various local, university, state, and national board and committees. Her areas of research and publications are in problem solving courts, juvenile courts, evidence, and constitutional law. 10/11


JUDGE SHARON S. SIPES

JUDGE SHARON S. SIPESJudge Sharon S. Sipes was appointed to the Second District Juvenile Court by Governor Gary R. Herbert in October 2013. She serves Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties. Judge Sipes obtained a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1994, and a bachelor's degree from Westminster College. Judge Sipes was an attorney with the Davis County Public Defender's office prior to her appointment to the bench. Before joining the Davis County Public Defender's office, she practiced for almost 15 years as a public defender in Weber County. For the past eight years, Judge Sipes served as a director with the Parental Defense Alliance, a non-profit organization formed to provide support and continuing education opportunities for defense attorneys representing parents in child welfare cases in the juvenile courts. Judge Sipes currently serves on the Juvenile Court Improvement Committee and is board certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. 3/14


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