Herbert nominates lawyer for 3rd district judge

Herbert nominates lawyer for 3rd district judge

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has selected Keith Kelly to serve as a judge in the 3rd Judicial District.

Kelly would fill the vacancy left by Judge Sheila McCleve, who retired in July.

Kelly has practiced law at Ray Quinney & Nebeker since 1986.

He has served as a member of the Utah Supreme Court's advisory committee on the rules of evidence and as chairman of an oversight committee with the Utah Judicial Council.

A BYU graduate, Kelly has a law degree from Stanford, where he was editor of the Stanford Law Review.

His appointment to the bench is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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