The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is taking public comment on recent judicial appointment Barry G. Lawrence.
Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Lawrence earlier this year to replace 3rd District Judge William Barrett, who will retire in November. The 3rd District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
Lawrence has worked as an assistant Utah attorney general since 2000. He previously worked at the Salt Lake City firm Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, where he was a shareholder and served on the board of directors.