MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT LORI W. NELSON
See keynote speakers (and soon complete schedule) here: http://webster.utahbar.org/cle/summerconvention/
Plus a family carnival, a golf tournament, “mammoth” fever at the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, hiking, biking, fly fishing, paragliding, four-wheeling, hot-air ballooning, river rafting, and great dining. Book your lodging and adventures now at Snowmass. Registration costs are the same as last summer—$475 early, $300 YLD, $200 paralegal—and materials will be included with the May/June Utah Bar Journal.
We hope you have had a chance to take a look at the new website. We think it is much more functional and better suited to your needs. Please get back to us with any comments so we can ensure the website is working the way it should. We plan to go live with the new site on April 8.
Another event to look forward to is Law Day on Wednesday, May 1. The theme this year is “Realizing the Dream, Equality for All.” As stated by the American Bar Association:
The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated.
The celebration marks the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. The Young Lawyers Division is holding their annual awards luncheon at noon on May 1 at Little America; cost is $30 per person; RSVP Breanne, email@example.com. They are also placing lawyers in classroom throughout the state to teach about voting rights; if you can help with an in-school presentation for American Voter, please e-mail Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. YLD is kicking off its week-long Law Day celebration with Serving Our Seniors on April 27 at the Utah Law and Justice Center, helping seniors completing a Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney. Check here for all the activities leading up to and on Law Day.
April 2013 E-News
Modest Means CLE, Thursday, April 11, 3 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.—Register for free referrals through the Modest Means Lawyer Referral Program at utahbar.org/modestmeans and you may attend a free four-hour CLE (with one hour of ethics). Presentations include a civil case primer from the Litigation Section and a family law primer from the Family Law Section, as well as a review of online resources at the Court’s Self Help Center; see agenda. Dinner will be provided compliments of the Litigation Section, and afterwards the Criminal Law Section is hosting a social hour. CLE registration.
Utah Supreme Court seeking advisory rule committee applicants—Appointments are for a four year term. Please submit a resume and a letter addressing qualifications to Diane Abegglen, Appellate Court Administrator, Utah Supreme Court, P.O. Box 140210, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0210 or to email@example.com. Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2013.
Attorneys representing petitioners requesting the appointment of a guardian for an adult—The Administrative Office of the Courts reminds attorneys of Section 75-5-309, requiring the petitioner to serve the respondent and interested persons with the petition and notice of the time and place of the hearing. That section also requires the petitioner to use the court-approved notice of hearing form. Approved form.
Applicants sought for Appellate Court Nominating Commission—The Bar is seeking applications from lawyers to serve on the Utah Appellate Court Nominating Commission. The Commission nominates judges to fill vacancies on the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. Two lawyers are appointed by the Governor from a list of six nominees provided by the Bar. Commissioners must be citizens of the United States and residents of Utah. Commissioners are appointed for one term of four years. No more than four of the seven members of the nominating commission may be of the same political party. Please identify your political party or if you are politically independent. Submit resumes to the executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 by Friday, May 31.
Court test e-mail April 16—If you haven not received an e-mail from the Court recently, please note that the Court is sending a test e-mail early on April 16 to ensure Bar members are receiving e-mails. This is important because this language was added on April 1 to the Rules of Civil Procedure: 5(g) Service by the Court. The Court may serve papers by e-mail on a party to the e-mail address provided by the party or on an attorney to the e-mail address on file with the Utah State Bar. The Court will continue to use your Bar-registered business e-mail address, while the Bar uses your preferred e-mail address (which you can designate as your business address). You can update your e-mail addresses at myutahbar.org.
CLE Section Support position open at the Bar—Help coordinate and manage CLE events at the Bar; see job description. Target start date is June 3. If you know someone who is proficient in Microsoft Office, has administrative writing skills, speaks well, is customer-oriented, and has three+ years in an office environment (with some experience in the legal field and some college or other higher education preferred), they should send a resume to Connie, email@example.com, by April 30.
Online Bar Elections, April 1-15— Ballots have been sent to your email address of record. A reminder email with your voter information will be sent on April 8. Candidate information. If you do not receive an electronic ballot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer a paper ballot, please contact Christy Abad at email@example.com
Odd Year Mandatory CLE (MCLE) Reporting Cycle (7/1/11 to 6/30/13)—Up to the minute CLE training and rubbing elbows with your peers will certainly enhance your practice. Active Status Lawyers complying in 2013 need to complete a minimum of 24 hours of approved CLE, including at least three hours of accredited ethics, with one of the three in professionalism and civility. A minimum of twelve hours must be earned by attending live CLE presentations. A Certificate of Compliance needs to be submitted by July 31; certificate. If you have questions, please visit utahbar.org/mcle or contact MCLE Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-297-7035 or MCLE Assistant, email@example.com, 801-297-7034.
April CLE—See the Bar’s numerous CLE seminar offerings, including Thurgood Marshall’s Coming!, utahbar.org/cle/events and the Section luncheons
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