Governor Appoints New Utah Supreme Court Justice
Judge Jill M. Pohlman was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court today by Governor Spencer Cox. Judge Pohlman was appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals in 2016 by former Utah governor Gary Herbert. She currently serves as associate presiding judge on the court of appeals. She also serves as a member of the Utah Supreme Court's advisory committee on the rules of the appellate procedure, the Utah Courts committee on judicial outreach, the executive committee of Utah State Bar litigation section and co-chair of the judicial outreach bench / /media subcommittee. Pohlman earned her law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the Utah Law Review. She also graduated magna cum laude with dual bachelor of science degrees in both political science and communication from the University of Utah, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. While attending the University of Utah, she interned in the Utah Senate during the 1992 legislative session. Pohlman was born in Ogden, grew up along the Wasatch Front and attended Alta High School. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Troy, and their three children. She has enjoyed spending time volunteering at her children's schools and teaching science, music, and Junior Achievement in their classrooms. The governor's appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate. If Judge Pohlman is confirmed, the five member Utah Supreme Court would be a majority of women for the first time in the history of the state.