An assistant Utah attorney general is one step closer to becoming a 3rd District Court judge after he was unanimously approved by the Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee Monday.
Barry G. Lawrence was appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert 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's appointment must now be approved by the full Senate. The vote is scheduled for Oct. 17.