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Governor Huntsman Names Appellate Court Nominee

News Release
June 14, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has appointed Carolyn ("Lyn") Baldwin McHugh to the Utah Court of Appeals. McHugh has practiced since 1983 at Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless in Salt Lake City and was named partner in 1987. Her practice has focused on commercial litigation and environmental law.

"This was a difficult decision because each of the seven finalists is highly qualified," said Governor Huntsman. "Lyn was selected because she has the right combination of intellect, temperament, and the ability to build consensus. I am confident that she will complement and strengthen the existing bench."

McHugh is also a dedicated public servant, volunteering her time and expertise to provide legal assistance in domestic and family law cases, and acting as guardian ad litem for children in court cases. She also volunteers for Catholic Community Services, Utah Children and the Legal Aid Society.

"I am honored to be asked to serve as an appellate court judge," said McHugh. "If confirmed, I will work tirelessly to render sound judgments based on the law and the facts of each case."

The Utah Senate will begin the 60-day confirmation process. If confirmed, McHugh replaces Judge Norman Jackson, who retires this year.

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