MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ANGELINA TSU
If your schedule has had a late opening, please consider teaching a Constitution Day class Thursday (32 classes open) or Friday (7 classes open) in Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, or Weber county. If this week doesn’t work for you, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the county, days, times, and number of classes you can teach (they are usually under an hour) through mid-October, and he’ll find a teacher who can move his or her class to match your schedule. Lesson plans are provided and there is a coaching video which includes an hour of CLE credit.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Summer Convention in Sun Valley and to co-chairs Judges Dee Benson and Paul Warner. Salt Lake and Ketchum media covered Justice Kennedy’s keynote. I hope you can join us for upcoming conventions to take advantage of these learning and networking experiences:
- FALL FORUM IN SALT LAKE CITY, Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, Grand America Hotel, Online registration.
- SPRING CONVENTION IN ST. GEORGE, March 10-12
- SUMMER CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO, July 6-9. Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility with views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline. You’re a 10 minute walk to the beach (or you can be whisked there and back in the hotel’s golf carts), 15-20 minutes from downtown, 20-25 minutes from the world-renown San Diego Zoo (set aside the whole day), and 25 minutes to Sea World. The hotel offers private gondola cruises, sailing packages, and it’s a gateway to area attractions. Mark your calendar!
The Report and Recommendations on the Future of Legal Services in Utah has been released by the Futures Commission of the Utah State Bar. William Hubbard, immediate past president of the ABA, said “The report is excellent. It is a call to action, and more. It offers specific recommendations for implementation and identifies issues for further analysis, all of which are dead on. Our challenge has been to get lawyers to wake up. We can change, adapt, and lead to a better way of delivering legal services to more people. But we have to open our minds. The real change will come from states like Utah.”
The National Association of Women Judges is holding its annual conference October 7-11 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Hundreds of local, national, and international judges will attend the conference and registration is open to all. The conference, With Liberty and Justice for All, will cover some of the critical issues facing our community and the nation right now, including:
- How courts can address the school to prison pipeline;
- Human trafficking issues;
- Immigration Issues facing the state and federal courts;
- The impact of media and especially social media on the administration of justice;
- The uneasy intersection between law and medicine; and
- LGBT Rights and Religious Liberties.
Women Lawyers of Utah is co-sponsoring the conference with NAWJ on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th, and all members of our legal community are invited to register. If you or your firm is interested in sponsorship opportunities for the conference, please contact Margaret McGann or Pat Christensen. WLU is also looking for volunteers to help with the conference (and a great opportunity to network with judges from around the country); send your name, e-mail address, cell phone number, availability, volunteer preferences, and foreign languages spoken to Judge Lund at email@example.com.