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Herbert appoints new chief of justice commission

Kim Cordova
Kim Cordova
Utah Governor's Office

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Kim Cordova as the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

Cordova replaces Ron Gordon, who held the position for nearly nine years and now serves as the governor’s general counsel.

“Kim Cordova will bring exceptional dedication and passion to this role,” Herbert said in a statement. “Her extensive experience and dedication to the rule of law make her a good fit for this position, and the commission will benefit from her strong leadership.”

Cordova is currently a managing partner at Edward K. Brass, where she manages a high caseload of criminal defense cases. She has more than 15 years of experience in criminal and civil court, and she has represented clients in both state and federal court. She is an adjunct professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.