Washington County Justice Court Judge Named

staff : August 7, 2014 5:00 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 7, 2014

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEE NAMED TO FILL WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Ronald L. Read has been appointed to the Washington County Justice Court by the Washington County Commission. He replaces the Honorable Paul Dame who has been appointed as a judge in the 5th District Juvenile Court.

Read is a graduate of Southern Utah State College and the University of Utah Law School. He has served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court in Boise, Idaho, and as a deputy/assistant attorney for the City of St. George. In addition, Read has worked as an associate/shareholder with Hughes & Read and is the co-founder of Read & Wright, now known as Read & Wright, Naegle, Jensen.
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E.Bulletin for August 2014

admin : August 6, 2014 8:29 am : e.Bulletin, President's Message, Utah Bar President
 election2013_JGilson MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAMES D. GILSON

Thanks to all those who attended the Bar’s Summer Convention, in Snowmass Colorado, July 16-19.  There was great CLE and opportunities to meet with other lawyers and judges, plus enjoy the outdoors.  Special thanks are due to Troy Booher for chairing this outstanding convention.  See these links for information about the Bar’s new leadership and our award winners, including Judge of the Year James L. ShumateLawyer of the year Charlotte L. Miller, and special awards to the Young Lawyers Division, Civics Education Committee, and Intellectual Property Section.  Please save the dates for next summer’s convention, which will be in Sun Valley on July 29-August 1, 2015.
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2014 July Bar Exam Examsoft Upload Issues

admin : July 29, 2014 7:00 pm : Notice

Hello,

The Utah State Bar has received notice of the issues with uploading exam answers to the Examsoft service. Examsoft is working to correct the issue. As we state in the instructions, you are only held responsible for failing to upload if there is no good cause.  ExamSoft’s technical difficulties are good cause.  While you should continue attempting to upload in accordance with the instructions on the ExamSoft website, the Utah State Bar will be making allowances for time due to ExamSoft’s problems. In other words, please do not panic.

We do recommend tracking Examsoft updates through their social media:

Regards,

Kelsey Foster

Admissions Administrator

UPDATE

ExamSoft has sent an email suggesting applicants attempt to manually upload one more time.  You may do so if you like.  However, the deadline to upload has been indefinitely postponed.  You DO NOT need to bring your laptop to the exam tomorrow.  We will make an announcement tomorrow when we have more information that will explain the next steps as well as provide any deadlines that may be applicable.
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Washington County Justice Court Nominees Named

staff : July 23, 2014 4:42 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

St. George, UT—The Washington County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
·Eric Russell Gentry, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, City of Santa Clara prosecutor, and City of Enterprise prosecutor, St. George.
·Ronald L. Read, J.D., Read & Wright Naegle Jensen, St. George.
·Rachelle Shumway, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, Ivins.
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Utah State Bar 2014 Summer Convention Awards

admin : July 23, 2014 1:29 pm : In the News

Courtesy of The Intermountain Commercial Record, Friday, July 18, 2014

Judges and attorneys of the Utah State Bar assembled for its annual convention in Snowmass Village, Colorado on July 16 through 19. Meeting concurrent with the convention was the Utah Board of Bar Commissioners, the Utah Judicial Council, the Board of District Court Judges, and the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. The convention included reports from the judiciary and law schools, keynote speakers, continuing legal education breakout sessions, and awards.

Utah State Bar President Curtis Jensen said, “These award recipients help the Bar serve the public and legal profession with excellence, civility, and integrity. They are helping the Bar to meet its vision of a just legal system that is understood, valued, and accessible to all.”
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New Leadership at Utah State Bar includes President James D. Gilson

admin : July 23, 2014 1:19 pm : Press Releases, Utah Bar President

“Lawyers are the oil in our economic machine; we keep society humming.”

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Justice Lee Swears In President Gilson

More than 300 judges and attorneys of the Utah State Bar assembled last week for its annual summer convention, where—in addition to reports from the judiciary, keynote speakers, continuing legal education sessions—new leaders for the Bar were sworn in by Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Lee.

James D. Gilson, who has served on the Board of Bar Commissioners since 2008, was sworn in as president.  For the Utah Supreme Court, he served as Co-Chair of the Committee on New Lawyer Training and was a screening panel member of the Ethics and Discipline Committee.  He also served as President of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
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e.Bulletin for July 2014

admin : July 10, 2014 10:15 pm : e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President
PresidentJensen MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT CURTIS M JENSEN

The Bar is pleased to announce the addition of Casemaker’s suite of premium services, now at no cost to our members, instead of the $45 a month these services cost previously.  Now, you have access to not only Casemaker’s broad and comprehensive libraries which cover all 50 states and Federal materials, but you also have access to a suite of tools that make research faster and easier.  These premium services include Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and CasemakerDigest, and these, as well as the basic Casemaker research tool, are available at no cost to members.

Casecheck+ works like Shephard’s® and KeyCite® to notify you instantly of negative treatment, and identify whether your case law citations are still good law.  Casecheck+ returns both positive and negative treatments instantly as you research and links to negative treatments, so you can quickly review the citation history for both state and federal cases.  It works seamlessly inside the new Casemaker and doesn’t require any extra steps to use.
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Nominees Named for Davis County Justice Court Vacancy

staff : July 2, 2014 11:24 am : Announcement, Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:(801) 712-4545

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR DAVIS COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Syracuse, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Syracuse Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Joseph Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
·         Catherine Jeane Hoskins, J.D., Hoskins Legal, Layton
·         Paul H. Olds, J.D., Kaufman, Nichols, Olds & Kaufman, Pleasant View
·         Richard Hogan Reeve, J.D., Van Cott, Bagley, et al., Ogden

A comment period will be held through July 10, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by Syracuse Mayor Terry Palmer. The mayor has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Syracuse City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.
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Utah State Bar CasemakerPro Free Upgrade

admin : June 30, 2014 9:15 pm : Announcement, Bar News, Notice

The Utah State Bar is pleased to announce the addition of Casemaker’s suite of premium services to the Utah Casemaker library, at no cost to attorneys and paralegal members of the Bar.  Now, you have access to not only Casemaker’s broad and comprehensive libraries which cover all 50 states and Federal materials, but you also have access to a suite of tools that make research faster and easier. These premium services include Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and CasemakerDigest, and these, as well as the basic Casemaker research tool, are available at no cost to members.

Casecheck+ works like Shephard’s® and KeyCite® to notify you instantly of negative treatment, and identify whether your case law citations are still good law. Casecheck+ returns both positive and negative treatments instantly as you research and links to negative treatments, so you can quickly review the citation history for both state and federal cases. It works seamlessly inside the new Casemaker and doesn’t require any extra steps to use.

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Washington County Judicial Vacancy

staff : June 23, 2014 1:53 pm : Announcement

http://www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Washington County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Washington County. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

To be considered for the position, 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 earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

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. The annual salary for the position is $85,446, plus benefits. For additional information, contact Sherrie Larsen at (435) 652-5804 or sherrie.larsen@washco.utah.gov.
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Judicial Nominating Commission Meeting Planned in St. George

staff : June 23, 2014 12:27 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2014

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell:(801) 712-4545

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Washington County, UT—The Washington County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 9, 2014, to select a candidate for the Washington County Justice Court to replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The commission will begin meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington County Commission Chamber, 197 East Tabernacle St., in St. George.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments are being accepted from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.
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Washington County Justice Court Vacancy Announced

staff : June 23, 2014 12:23 pm : Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2014

Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Washington County, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Washington County. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

To be considered for the position, 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 earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.
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e.Bulletin for June 2014

admin : June 11, 2014 8:46 am : e.Bulletin, Utah Bar President
PresidentJensen MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT CURTIS M JENSEN
Call a lawyer first.  That’s the call-to-action on billboards throughout the State.  We’re cautioning people about do-it-yourself law and providing follow-up information about the benefits of working with a lawyer at www.utahbar.org, including a recent Utah Business interview with Jim Gilson, Tom Seiler, and me discussing this issue.  Responders are also directed to the Modest Means Lawyer Referral registration page, with the anticipation that many will meet the program criteria.
Early registration ends June 20—a week from Friday—for the Snowmass Summer Convention, July 16-19.  See the great schedule of speakers, panels, and events.  New this year is a Grownup Social (concurrent with the Family Carnival) on Thursday evening and a Judges’ Reception on Friday evening.

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Martin Blaustein Recognition

admin : June 10, 2014 9:37 am : Press Releases

National Legal Aid and Defender Association intends to highlight and profile all of the praiseworthy nominees for the Beacon of Justice Award in upcoming newsletters and materials, including Martin Blaustein.

Martin Blaustein has devoted his career to enhancing the dignity and quality of life for those less fortunate. Prior to obtaining a law degree, and after his service in the Vietnam War, Marty worked for the Odyssey House expanding mental health services for patients in both New York and then Utah. After his time with the Odyssey House, he assisted Veterans who suffered from PTSD, at the time not a recognized diagnosis, get benefits and services. Marty has now been at Utah Legal Services for over 25 years. He is the most self effacing, humble and hard working attorney I know. He quietly goes about zealously representing clients, giving them a voice and making equal access to justice a reality for Utah’s poor. He is committed to his work and has tirelessly strived to bring his vision of equality for all to the legal profession. Through his advocacy, his pro bono services, his mentoring and teaching, and his outreach to the larger community Marty Blaustein has made an impact on literally thousands of lives.
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Callister Nebeker & McCullough Receives NLADA Beacon of Justice Award

admin : June 10, 2014 9:35 am : Press Releases

Congratulations to Callister Nebeker & McCullough for receiving a National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) 2014 Beacon of Justice Award for its Debt Collection Volunteer Attorney Program.  Watch for an article about it in the July/August Utah Bar Journal

Nomination:

Callister Nebeker & McCullough truly exemplifies a firm that supports its attorneys in giving back to the community. Whether it is allowing attorneys to be part of the Bar’s governing bodies; encouraging attorneys to sit on committees for the purpose of creating greater access to justice; taking part in a firm pro bono signature project; or taking on pro bono cases; the firm truly desires to better their community through their expertise.
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