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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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, email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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…)