Governor appoints Brereton to the 3rd District Court [UPH Wire]

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Governor appoints Brereton to the 3rd District Court
SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 7, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Heather
Brereton as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.
“Heather Brereton’s significant trial experience will be a great addition
to the 3rd District bench. Her knowledge and work as a criminal defense
attorney, specifically with our mental health court system, will be a
tremendous asset as we implement criminal justice reform,” said Gov.
Herbert.
Brereton is currently the misdemeanor division chief and trial attorney at
Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. She has tried more than 50 cases and
conducted hundreds of evidentiary hearings representing defendants in death
penalty cases as well as mentally ill offenders in the 3rd District Court
Mental Health Court. Prior to her service at the Salt Lake Defender
Association, she served as a judicial law clerk at the Utah Court of
Appeals (1999-2000).
“I am both humbled and honored by the confidence that Governor Herbert has
shown in me,” said Brereton. “I will work hard to serve the citizens of the
State of Utah as a district court judge.”
Subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate, Brereton will fill the vacancy
resulting from the appointment of Justice Constandinos Himonas, who was
confirmed to the Utah Supreme Court on Feb. 13, 2015.
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