Evelyn Furse, Utah's newest magistrate, is sworn in
Evelyn J. Furse on Friday officially became the newest magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for Utah.
Furse was a senior attorney for Salt Lake City Corp., where among other things she defended the city's proposed soccer complex bond, before being nominated to fill the position vacated by new federal Judge David Nuffer.
Before joining the city, Furse clerked for Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham and then worked for several local law firms.
She is a past president of the Women Lawyers of Utah and chaired its Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women Attorneys.
Furse graduated with a bachelor's degree in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina in 1993. She attended law school at New York University School of Law in 1996.
Magistrate judges conduct preliminary hearings in criminal cases and also handle other criminal and civil matters as assigned by district judges.