e.Bulletin for November 2013


commissioner_Jensen_CurtisI am pleased to announce that the Pro Bono Commission has designated Elizabeth Elon Thompson as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (to be presented Friday morning at the Fall Forum) and that Erin M. Stone is the Bar’s Hearts and Hands award recipient (to be presented this Thursday at the Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon).

At the Fall Forum, the Bar, in partnership with Beneplace, will be rolling out a new group benefits program that will provide access to national and local providers for discounted insurance, electronics, financial services, home and office goods, retail offerings, travel, and much more. This program can be accessed in the members section of our website at http://www.utahbar.org/members/ beginning this Thursday. Please review the offerings and to make recommendations for additional programs, goods, and services by using the nominations tool in the lower left. Also on Thursday, watch for a special email invitation from discountprograms@beneplace.com allowing you to opt-in to receive limited-time and new offers, articles of interest such as financial wellness tips, and information on open enrollment. While testing the program, I found an intermediate SUV for a week in Salt Lake City for $136; the same car was $178 on budget.com without the program. I think you will be pleased with the depth of the discounts and the breadth of the offerings. There is no cost to you to use this, and the Bar is not being charged to offer the program to you.


November 2013 E-News:

  • • Fall Forum at the Little America Hotel, this Thursday and Friday
    • 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
    • November Continuing Legal Education

Fall Forum at the Little America Hotel, this Thursday and Friday — If your Friday has cleared, pick up 8 CLE credit hours; http://fallforum.utahbar.org/fallforumschedule.html. Discounted room rates are available at 800-281-7899; tell them you are with the Utah State Bar.

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address — Tuesday, November 19th marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. A stirring reminder of that event is this six-minute clip from Ken Burns’ The Civil War with Sam Waterston voicing Abraham Lincoln: http://video.pbs.org/video/1832543419/. GettyReady is a Utah-based non-profit organization established to encourage learners of all ages to memorize, study, and apply the Gettysburg Address on its anniversary and beyond. For resources visit http://gettyready.org/.

November Continuing Legal Education — See the Bar’s numerous CLE seminars and section luncheons—including Adoption on November 18 which is free to any attorney who signs up for the Modest Means program— at CLE Calendar (bright-green dots indicate seminars and greenish-gold dots indicate section luncheons; can be filtered on top left).


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