Debra Moore

Debra Moore was appointed as District Court Administrator in the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts in April 2007. She earned her law degree at the University of Utah College of Law in 1983, where she was a William Leary Scholar. Before joining the AOC, she practiced law with a Salt Lake City law firm and the Utah Attorney General’s Office in the Litigation Division. She served several years as a commissioner on the Utah State Bar Commission and was elected and served as President of the Bar in 2003. She was a member of the Utah Judicial Council in 2001-2002 and served on various Council committees, including the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee and the Guardian Ad Litem Oversight Committee. Through those experiences, she became interested in court administration. In her current position, Ms. Moore has been involved in significant change initiatives including restructuring the statewide clerical workforce for the appellate, district and juvenile courts; implementing mandatory statewide electronic filing in the district courts; and supporting the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a sweeping reform of the criminal justice system in Utah applying evidence-based practices.