Justice Court Judge Chin
Augustus Chin was sworn in as the City of Holladay's much anticipated new judge by City Recorder Stephanie Carlson at a special ceremony on Monday, October 24th.
"I am absolutely looking forward to serving here." said Chin after observing the courts for the last several weeks. "I am pleased with the interaction I've seen between the clerks, the staff, the public and the attorneys. They are most professional, very diligent and that's going to be helpful to get underway."
When speaking of his well-rounded experience and important mentors Chin explained, "I've had a taste of all of the variety of courts to help mold and shape what I believe will be my practice on the bench. This is a wonderful opportunity to utilize my skills and ability to serve the community."
Chin likes to be busy, punctual and to utilize his time wisely. Serving as Judge for both the City of Holladay & Cottonwood Heights should prove to be an ideal match.
When he's not on the bench Chin enjoys spending his time with his wife and four children.
Judge Chin's bio
Judge Chin received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1995. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Utah in 1989. In addition, Chin earned a diploma in Material Maintenance from the Army Logistics Management College in Texarkana, Texas in June 1990.
Prior to attending law school, Chin worked as a production controller/planner for the Tooele Army Depot. After graduating from law school, Chin worked as a law clerk for 3rd District Court Judge Tyrone E. Medley and then as a city prosecutor for Salt Lake City and as a prosecuting attorney for the Summit County Attorney's Office. He later joined the law firm of Rasmussen & Miner before joining Wasatch Advocates.
In 2000, Chin received the University of Utah's Young Alumnus of the Year award and in 2003, the Scott M. Matheson Award for service to law-related education. He served as president of the Minority Bar Association in 1998 and was awarded the Utah Minority Bar Association's Lawyer of the Year in 2007. He also served as president of the Utah State Bar from 2006-2007 and as a Utah State Bar Commissioner from 2001 through 2008.