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Lighthouse Client Survey

Did you know? The top three factors when businesses are hiring an attorney are experience, area of expertise and references from their friends and neighbors. Cost ranks No. 6, tied with reputation.  See the complete Lighthouse survey research data by logging into the practice portal.

Utah Bar Journal

January / February 2019: In this month’s edition | President’s Message Lawyers: A Serving Profession  | A Practical Primer on Law & Corpus Linguistics | Clear as Crystal, Slippery as Ice – The importance of clarity to avoid potential pitfalls in an offer under Federal Rule 68 | I’ve Had a Data Breach. Now What?  | and many more…

E.Bulletin for January 2019

In this edition: | President Message| Spring Convention in St. George | Nominations open for Dorathy Merrill Brothers and Raymond S. Uno Awards| Breakfast Bar Review scheduled for January 31st | Leadership Academy Participants Announced | Litigation Section Offers “Building Your Own Business”‘ Marketing Seminar | “Banter with the Bench” Women Lawyers of Utah Luncheon January 15th | Indian Law and Family Law Sections Sponsor CLE on Tribal Divorce Cases January 29th

SALT LAKE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED

Salt Lake City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Salt Lake City has been extended. The position will replace Judge L.G. Cutler who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Salt Lake County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must be a resident of Salt Lake County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary for the position is $121,264 with benefits. For additional information, contact Patricia Vaughn at 801-535-6609 or by email at patricia.vaughn@slcgov.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Biskupski then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Lighthouse Client Survey

Did you know? The top three factors when businesses are hiring an attorney are experience, area of expertise and references from their friends and neighbors. Cost ranks No. 6, tied with reputation.  See the complete Lighthouse survey research data by logging into the practice portal.

Utah Bar Journal

January / February 2019: In this month’s edition | President’s Message Lawyers: A Serving Profession  | A Practical Primer on Law & Corpus Linguistics | Clear as Crystal, Slippery as Ice – The importance of clarity to avoid potential pitfalls in an offer under Federal Rule 68 | I’ve Had a Data Breach. Now What?  | and many more…

E.Bulletin for January 2019

In this edition: | President Message| Spring Convention in St. George | Nominations open for Dorathy Merrill Brothers and Raymond S. Uno Awards| Breakfast Bar Review scheduled for January 31st | Leadership Academy Participants Announced | Litigation Section Offers “Building Your Own Business”‘ Marketing Seminar | “Banter with the Bench” Women Lawyers of Utah Luncheon January 15th | Indian Law and Family Law Sections Sponsor CLE on Tribal Divorce Cases January 29th

SALT LAKE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY DEADLINE EXTENDED

Salt Lake City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Salt Lake City has been extended. The position will replace Judge L.G. Cutler who will retire effective Feb. 28, 2019.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Salt Lake County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a degree from a law school that would make one eligible to apply for admission to a bar in any state in the United States. In addition, candidates must be a resident of Salt Lake County or an adjacent county for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Court’s website at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the court’s website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). The annual salary for the position is $121,264 with benefits. For additional information, contact Patricia Vaughn at 801-535-6609 or by email at patricia.vaughn@slcgov.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Amy Hernandez, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or information, email amymh@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Biskupski then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

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