e.Bulletin for July 2014


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.

CiteCheck analyzes every citation in your brief (or your opponent’s) and provides you with a report of good law, negative treatments, and potential citation format errors.  In just moments, you can have this crucial information.

CasemakerDigest allows members to receive daily summaries of the latest state and federal appellate decisions (within 12-24 hours of publication), classified by practice area.  Choose one area, a few, or all, and get exactly the information you need when you need it.

If you previously had a paid subscription to any of these products there is nothing you need to do.  You will no longer be charged for the service and it will continue working as it had before.  If any payments were pre-paid, they will be refunded.

To access these services login to your account at https://services.utahbar.org and access the Casemaker link through the Member Services portal. These new tools can be found in the TOOLS tab in your Casemaker account.

The summer convention at Snowmass starting in two weeks, and I’ve written about the great presentations, the opportunities to interact with colleagues, and thrilling outdoor activities in the area, and Troy Booher has described the extensive participation in the convention by state and federal judges.

That leaves two last topics, the great restaurants in Snowmass and Aspen…



And the incredible cultural opportunities

The Deaf Camp Picnic was established in the 60s by John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and others to support the great things Aspen Camp does for deaf and hard-of-hearing kids.  Snowmass brought this event back last year, and in addition to being a lot of fun, and a great benefit, it’s right outside your door.

Thursday, July 17 (Free show/Fanny Hill)

  • 6:15pm – 9:00pm: Hot Buttered Rum

Friday, July 18 (Free show/Base Village)

  • 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Silent Auction
  • 6:00pm – John Denver Tribute
  • 7:00pm – Rich Ganson
  • 8:00pm – John Denver Tribute

Saturday, July 19 (Ticketed show/Fanny Hill)

Next door, the Aspen Music Festival and School is an international destination for classical musicians, music students, and music lovers.  They say they are working on creating the future of music, so here’s your chance to hear what that sounds like.

Many of the performances are free, and most of the big shows are at the Benedict Music Tent, an amazing performance space you can see here and throughout the Aspen Music Festival and School site:  http://hauteliving.com/2013/08/aspen-music-festival-wraps-up-season-on-sunday/384418/.

Performances during the convention; complete schedule at http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/:



Friday, 6 p.m., ASPEN CHAMBER SYMPHONY, $75

5:15 wine tasting included with ticket.


These are the two major cultural providers; for a complete schedule of events see http://www.aspentimes.com/Entertainment/Calendar#/81621-basalt/all/2014-07-17?radius_miles=25; here’s a sampling:

Ernesto Neto: Gratitude, Aspen Art Museum, http://aspenartmuseum.org/event/ernesto-neto/

Thursday & Friday, 8 p.m., Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, http://aspensantafeballet.com/performances/aspen-season.html#aspen-season3

Friday & Saturday at 2 p.m., Tours of Aspen Brewing Company

Thursday & Friday at 4 p.m., Learn all about raptors in this close-up encounter with our resident, non-releasable birds of prey the Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, and Red-tailed Hawk

I look forward to seeing you at Snowmass later this month.  Please visit http://summerconvention.utahbar.org for all convention information.

July 2014 News:

  • License Renewal is Ends on July 31st
  • Even Year Mandatory CLE Reporting Cycle
License Renewal is Scheduled to Begin on June 12th—The Bar has switched service providers for online member services, but the overall renewal process for attorneys and paralegal members is similar to previous years. To improve speed and usability, the process has been broken into smaller steps. Member renewal services will now be found at https://services.utahbar.org. Your login and information has not been changed and was mailed to you on June 6th in a sealed card. If you do not receive this card you can request your login and password by sending an email to onlineservices@utahbar.org and providing your bar number. Attorneys have until July 31st to complete their license without facing a late fee. Information on the licensing process, policies, and rules is located online at www.utahbar.org/licensing.
Even Year Mandatory CLE (MCLE) Reporting Cycle (7/1/12 to 6/30/14)—Active Status Lawyers complying this year 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. You can download MCLE forms.  If you have questions, please visit www.utahbar.org/mcle or contact MCLE Director, sydnie.kuhre@utahbar.org, 801-297-7035 or MCLE Assistant, ryan.rapier@utahbar.org, 801-297-7034.
Please let me know if you have a question or comment.


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