Judge Denise Posse Lindberg was appointed to the Third District Court bench in September 1998 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt. Judge Lindberg received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University (1970), and earned masters’ (1973 and 1979) and doctoral degrees (1980) from the University of Utah. In 1988, she received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the J.Reuben Clark Law School (BYU), where was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor on the Law Review. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Monroe G. McKay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1988-89), and to the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court of the United States (1990-91). Judge Lindberg practiced appellate and healthcare law in Washington, D.C. with Sidley & Austin (1989-90) and Hogan and Hartson (1991-95). She returned to Salt Lake City in 1995 as general counsel for a national healthcare company. She also maintained a private practice in regulatory healthcare law until her appointment to the bench. After completing 16 years on the bench, Judge Lindberg retired from full-time court service in January, 2015, but remains as a senior judge with the district courts for the State of Utah. Judge Lindberg was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2000, and currently serves as an Adviser to the Institute’s project to revise the Model Penal Code’s criminal sentencing provisions. During her tenure on the bench Judge Lindberg also served as a member of the Utah Bar’s Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, the Utah Judicial Council’s Committee on Improving Jury Service, the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions, and as a Master of the Bench with the American Inns of Court.