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Judges' Biographies: Seventh District Juvenile Court Judges


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Craig M. Bunnell, a native of Carbon County, Utah, was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve as a Juvenile Court Judge for the Seventh District in July 2016. He serves the counties of Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan. Judge Bunnell received his Associate Degree from the College of Eastern Utah (`81); Bachelor`s and Master`s Degrees from Brigham Young University (`84 and `86); and Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Utah (`89). Prior to his appointment, Judge Bunnell practiced law primarily in the Eighth, Seventh, Third, and Fifth Districts consecutively. The majority of his previous work was with the Utah Office of Guardian ad litem. During that time he served on numerous juvenile court-improvement related committees or work groups, and served as the Chairman for the Salt Lake County Commission on Youth. Judge Bunnell is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. In addition to handling child welfare and juvenile justice proceedings in Juvenile Court, Judge Bunnell oversees the child welfare Family Treatment Court for Carbon and Emery Counties. He currently serves on the Utah Board of Juvenile Court Judges and the Child Welfare Court Improvement Training Steering Committee. 11/19

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