Upcoming Events

Young Lawyers Division (YLD) All members of the Utah State Bar in good standing under 36 years of age and members who have been admitted to their first state bar for less than five years, regardless of age, are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Division. For more information on YLD, or the events listed below, visit www.utahyounglawyers.org or contact Michelle Allred, YLD President, at allredm@ballardspahr.com.

Law Day Luncheon and Race
On May 1 of each year, the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar celebrate Law Day. To honor the rule of law, the YLD will hold its annual Law Day Luncheon on Friday, April 30 at 12:00 noon at the Little America Hotel. Additional information is available at www.utahyounglawyers.org and www.utahbar.org.
On May 15, YLD members are encouraged to participate in the 28th Annual Law Day 5K Run & Walk celebrating “Law in the 21st Century – The Race To Justice.” Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Registration, awards and other information is available at https://utahbar.org/lawday/Welcome.html or www.andjusticeforall.org.
The 2010 Law Day Theme is “Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges: In a global era, matters such as human rights, criminal justice, intellectual property, business transactions, dispute resolution, human migration, and environmental regulation become not just international issues-between nations-but shared concerns. Law Day 2010 provides us with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the emerging challenges and enduring traditions of law in the 21st century.”
Speed Networking Event
Date: May 13, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Alta Club, 100 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
What: Socializing, drinks, and Hors D’oeuvres
Cost: Free
In an effort to assist young lawyers in the current economic climate, the YLD and the Utah Minority Bar Association are collaborating on the second annual Speed Networking Event, where young lawyers can connect with senior attorneys to discuss the legal profession and seek advice in advancing their careers during an economically challenging time. If you would like to attend as a young lawyer, or as senior attorney, please call or email James Bergstedt (801) 524-1000, jcb@princeyeates.com. Space is limited, so call in advance to reserve your space.
In addition, during May and June the YLD will be hosting networking events and service projects with two young professional organizations, the Mountain West Association of Corporate Counsel and the United Way Young Leaders. As of the date of publication, the date and time of each event are still to be determined. Please visit www.utahyounglawyers.org for additional information.
Wills for Heroes
Sandy, Utah
Date: May 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sandy City Police Department 10000 South Centennial Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070
First responders should contact:
BL Smith POST Region III Training Coordinator Office 801 568-7240 FAX 801 568-7226
Weber County, Utah
Date: June 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – TBD
The location of this event is to be determined, but the event will be servicing Weber County. Please continue monitoring the Wills For Heroes Website at www.utahyounglawyers.org. First Responders should contact Kim Holden at kholden@utah.gov. As usual attorney training will take place at 10:00 the day of the event.
The Wills for Heroes program was predicated upon the alarming fact that an overwhelmingly large number of first responders – 80 to 90 percent – do not have simple wills or any type of estate planning documentation, although they regularly risk their lives in the line of duty. The objective of the Wills for Heroes program is to provide free estate planning documents to firefighters, police officers, paramedics, corrections and probation officers and other first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Attorneys of all ages and experiences are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, and to register to volunteer visit the Wills for Heroes tab at www.utahyounglawyers.org. (more…)

Upcoming Events

New Lawyers Survivor’s Guide CLE Seminar
Dates: April 9
Times: TBD
Location: Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Utah State Bar and the YLD are teaming up to provide new lawyers with the information that they need to practice law in a changing economy – successfully starting a solo law practice, getting and keeping your first client, interviewing tips and secrets, advice from seasoned lawyers, and other information to help you succeed. Additional information will be announced by email and on the YLD website at www.utahyounglawyers.org.

Wills for Heroes
Date: March 19
(during the Utah Bar’s Spring Convention in St. George)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Training will take place during the first hour.
Location: St. George Police Department
200 East 265 North
St. George, Utah
Date: April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Training will take place during the first hour.
Location: Logan City Police Department
290 North 100 West
Logan, Utah
The Wills for Heroes program was predicated upon the alarming fact that an overwhelmingly large number of first responders – 80 to 90% – do not have simple wills or any type of estate planning documentation, although they regularly risk their lives in the line of duty. The objective of the Wills for Heroes program is to provide free estate planning documents to firefighters, police officers, paramedics, corrections and probation officers and other first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Attorneys of all ages and experiences are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, and to register to volunteer visit the Wills for Heroes tab at www.utahyounglawyers.org.
Tuesday Night Bar
Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
April 6, 13, 20, and 27
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City
Since October of 1988, the YLD has coupled with the Utah State Bar to provide a free legal advice program to help members of the community to determine their legal rights on a variety of issues. Each year, approximately 1100 individuals meet with a volunteer attorney for a brief one-on-one consultation at no cost. Attorneys of all ages and experiences are encouraged to volunteer. To volunteer, please contact Kelly Latimer at kellylatimer@comcast.net.
Wednesday Night Bar
(Spanish-language clinic)
Dates: March 3, 17
April 7, 21
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sorenson Multicultural Center
855 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City
Spanish-speaking attorney Volunteers are needed for a Spanish-language clinic held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Attorneys of all ages and experiences are encouraged to volunteer. Contact Gabriel White for additional information at gabriel.white@chrisjen.com.
Citizenship Initiative
Dates: March 10, 24
April 14, 28
Times: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Location: Sorenson Multicultural Center
855 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City
The YLD is beginning a new program this year aimed at assisting individuals who are preparing to take the Naturalization Test and become U.S. citizens. Volunteer attorneys will assist in tutoring individuals on the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, including topics such as basic U.S. history and civics. Attorneys of all ages and experiences are encouraged to volunteer for this valuable and fun experience. To volunteer, please contact Nathan Burbidge at NBurbidge@burbidgewhite.com.
Cinderella Project
The Cinderella Project will take place in April. The date is still to be determined. The date, time, and location will be announced by email and on the YLD website at www.utahyounglawyers.org. (more…)

“and Justice for all” Law Day 5K Run/Walk – April 30, 2005

“and Justice for all” Law Day 5K Run/Walk – April 30, 2005
The 23rd annual Law Day 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday, April 30, 2005 in conjunction with the Utah State Bar’s Law Day activities. Proceeds from the run support “and Justice for all,” the collaborative fundraising campaign which supports free civil legal aid to indigent and disabled Utahns served by the Disability Law Center, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake and Utah Legal Services.
Instead of the traditional pistol start, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff started the Run with the bang of a gavel. In all, 1,029 participants registered for this year’s event – an all time record.
Fastest time by a female in the race was Kathryn Connor, and Jon Bowie was the fastest overall male. Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar swept the speed team competition, winning all three top spots. The law firm of Ray, Quinney and Nebeker won the Recruiter Competition and the traveling “and Justice for all” trophy, with 208 participants. Congratulations to all our winners!
Many local businesses and organizations have generously underwritten the costs of putting on the event – in both cash and in-kind donations – so that Run proceeds will go to the “and Justice for all” campaign. We express our sincere gratitude to all the sponsors of the event and to the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and Dean Scott Matheson, Jr. who graciously allowed us the use of the law school facilities.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Gold Gavel Sponsors
Utah State Bar S.J. Quinney School of Law
Silver Gavel Sponsors
Bank of the West
Great Harvest Bread
Iron Mountain
LexisNexis
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Salt Lake Legal
Southwest Airlines
Workers Compensation Fund of Utah
Bronze Gavel Sponsors
Apple Fitness
Garcia & Love Court Reporting
Runner’s Advantage
Temple Square Hospitality Corporation
Copper Gavel Sponsors
AquaVie Day Spa
Brain Garden
Cafe Rio
Carriage for Hire
Clif Bar
Crystal Light
Children’s Museum of Utah
Davis Audio Visual
Hale Center Theatre
Hires Big H
Hoppers Seafood & Grill
Hotel Monaco
Kevin Guzik Massage
Office Max
Ogio International
Old Spaghetti Factory
Orbit Cafe
Panini Restaurant
Passages Restaurant
Pioneer Theatre Company
Prompt Car Wash
Real Salt Lake
Salt Lake Running Co
Skybox Sports Grille & Arena
The Spa Club
Sports Loft
Ski Shop
Starbucks Coffee Co
Target
Trolley Wing Co
Tuscany Restaurant
Utah Arts Festival
Utah Bar Litigation Section
Utah College of Massage
Utah Grizzlies
Utah Opera
Utah Symphony
Weider Nutrition
Westlaw

Utah Minority Bar Association First 50 Event

Utah Minority Bar Association First 50 Event
The Utah Minority Bar Association is proud to announce that it will host a gala dinner and program on October 15, 2005 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City to honor the first fifty lawyers of color to practice law in the State of Utah (the “First 50”). This will take the place of the annual UMBA scholarship banquet. The First 50 honorees hailed from, and practiced in, many communities throughout Utah. To make this event a proper tribute to the First 50, we ask your assistance in several areas:
1. Mark your calendars and save the date to attend. UMBA has negotiated special rates at the Grand and/or Little America for lodging. The event takes place the same weekend as BYU and U of U homecoming weekend and can be attended in conjunction with homecoming activities.
2. The Utah State Bar and the American Bar Association are helping to sponsor the event. However, many sponsorship opportunities are still available. There are many levels of sponsor donations to fit the budgets of the largest or smallest of law firms, legal agencies/offices, legal departments, bar sections and associations, law schools and alumni groups, individual donors, etc. Ticket prices and donations will not only help fund the First 50 event, but will subsidize future scholarships to minority law students as well as other UMBA programs such as recruiting and mentoring minority lawyers in the state of Utah.
3. Following is the preliminary list of the First 50 honorees. UMBA’s research committee has scoured historical records, bar and school records, and interviewed numerous people to compile this list. If anyone was left off the list, it was not intended. Please assist us by providing us the name(s) of anyone you believe we may have omitted and any relevant information, if you have it (e.g., approximate time period of practice, date of law school graduation, or current contact information). Likewise, if you have any stories or information regarding any of the honorees listed, please send it to us in the form of a brief description. We are compiling short biographies on each of the honorees. We also welcome any pictures (we will attempt to return pictures sent to us but would prefer you scan them and send us a copy electronically).
4. For ticket prices, sponsorship opportunities, venue/lodging details, information on any of the First 50 honorees, or if you want us to send you or your business/organization information, please call, fax or e-mail Sean Reyes at sreyes@parsonsbehle.com 801-536-6663 (direct line) 801-536-6111 (fax) or Cheryl Mori at Moric@sec.gov 801-524-3141 (direct line). Your attendance and participation will help us celebrate the contributions of these individuals who were/are pioneers in the legal field, minority communities, and Utah at large.

For further information, please see the website at:
No. Name, Race, Admitted
1 David H. Oliver* , African Amer. , 9/8/31
2 Yoshio Katayama*, Asian, 4/16/46
3 Mas Yano*, Asian, 1/10/49
4 Jimi Mitsunaga, Asian , 11/3/58
5 Robert Mukai*, Asian , 11/3/58
6 Raymond Uno, Asian, 11/5/59
7 Henry Adams, African Amer. , 11/5/59 (more…)