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|Current Court Information:|
|Utah Fourth Judicial District|
|Candidate for:||Fourth Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||83.9%|
Pullan worked as a law clerk for the Utah Supreme Court from 1993 to 1994. From 1994 to 1999, he served as a deputy county attorney in Washington and Wasatch counties. He then served as Wasatch County Attorney from 1999 to 2003. Pullan was appointed to the Fourth District Court by Governor Michael O. Leavitt in September of 2003. He has served in that position since and is currently the Presiding Judge.
- See also: Utah judicial elections, 2012
Judicial Performance Evaluation recommendation
The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission compiled information from attorneys, court staff and jurors about the performance of all judges up for retention in 2012. Judges were evaluated based on five criteria.
A judge must score at least 3 in each of these categories to meet the minimum performance standard. 96 attorneys responded to the following questions.
- Legal Ability: 4.35
- Communication: 4.46
- Integrity: 4.60
- Judicial temperament: 4.51
- Administrative: 4.50
Based on cumulative results, Judge Pullan was recommended for retention by 12 out of 12 commission members. For the full report, visit: Utah Judicial Evaluation Performance Commission, Honorable Derek P. Pullan.