FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 22, 2013
Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section
Award Recipients Named and Officers Elected
SALT LAKE CITY – L. Ward Wagstaff, who recently retired from the Utah Attorney General’s Office, has been presented with the 2013 Edward W. Clyde Distinguished Service Award by the Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar. Mr. Wagstaff was recognized for his knowledge, experience, and scholarship, and longtime service to the citizens of Utah, in particular, in water adjudication matters, at both the trial and appellate court levels.
Harry H. Souvall, Public Lands Section Chief of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has been named the 2013 Lawyer of the Year by the Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar. Mr. Souvall was recognized for his service to the State of Utah, his knowledge and expertise in natural resources law, and his leadership in the R.S. 2477 roads cases, including the recent first settlement of an R.S. 2477 case in Juab County. Leaders of the Section presented both awards at a luncheon on October 22, 2013, at the Utah Law & Justice Center.
The Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section Officers for 2013–2014 will be: Chair – Shawn T. Welch of Holland & Hart; Vice-Chair – Michael S. Johnson of the Utah Attorney General’s Office; Secretary – Elizabeth A. Schulte of Parsons Behle & Latimer; and Treasurer – Matthew E. Jensen of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless.