2019 Fall Forum

We are holding our annual Fall event again in November! This year’s agenda is packed with quality CLE at a reasonable price…and features some tremendous local experts! We will open our discussion and learning with a panel on Utah’s cold cases and will be glad to include Gail Miller as our lunchtime plenary speaker, too. Breakout sessions at this year’s Forum are dynamic and wide-ranging, including criminal law, dispute resolution, well-being, and topics for new lawyers and veteran practitioners alike. In addition, as an opening session, the night before, we will host a dialogue on the new regulatory and policy reforms of the Utah Work Group which is trying to improve access to justice for our community.

We hope that you come join us!

November 14-15
Little America Hotel
500 South Main, SLC

REGISTER NOW

FastCase

Effective September 1, Fastcase and the Utah State Bar will provide free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system for all of its active members. This will take the place of the Casemaker service the Bar previously provided.

Each of the active members of the Utah State Bar will receive complimentary access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. This member benefit provides access to online legal research in Fastcase’s robust database and includes unlimited nationwide legal research, printing, webinar training, and reference support; it is not restricted by time or number of transactions.

The service also includes industry-leading mobile app and unlimited live, free customer support from experienced reference attorneys on the Fastcase team.

The full release is available here.

 

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP) was created in 2019 to advance the recommendations of The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being.

Report and Recommendations from THE UTAH WORK GROUP ON REGULATORY REFORM

In the latter part of 2018, the Supreme Court charged Justice Deno Himonas and Former Bar President John Lund with organizing a task force to study and make recommendations to the Court about optimizing the regulatory structure for legal services. Here is their report.

Utah Bar Journal

Sept / October 2019: In this month’s edition  | President’s Message  The Rule of Law| Observations of a Relatively New Appellate Judge  | Water Rights General Adjudications: What’s Going on and Where Are we Now?  | The “Anchor Effect” on Price Negotiations | Second Annual Innovation in Law Practice Committee Practice Management Symposium | and many more…

E.Bulletin for November 2019

In this edition: |  Utah’s Pro Bono Volunteers Knock it out of the Park | Fall Forum Award Recipients | Fall Forum Award Honorees |  Other People Matter: For a Thriving and Healthy Practice Prioritize Social Support | Nominations for Bar President-elect and Commissioners are Now Open |Office of OPC Launches New Website for Attorneys and Public | Utah State Bar Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2020 | “and Justice for all” Kicks off 2020 Legal Aid Campaign for Equal Justice | 30th Annual Lawyers and Court Personnel Winter Food and Clothing Drive Slated for Dec. 13

Lighthouse Client Survey

Did you know? The top three factors when businesses are hiring an attorney are experience, area of expertise and references from their friends and neighbors. Cost ranks No. 6, tied with reputation.  See the complete Lighthouse survey research data by logging into the practice portal.

Court Announcements

Meetings, Job Postings, and other Court Announcements.

2019 Fall Forum

We are holding our annual Fall event again in November! This year’s agenda is packed with quality CLE at a reasonable price…and features some tremendous local experts! We will open our discussion and learning with a panel on Utah’s cold cases and will be glad to include Gail Miller as our lunchtime plenary speaker, too. Breakout sessions at this year’s Forum are dynamic and wide-ranging, including criminal law, dispute resolution, well-being, and topics for new lawyers and veteran practitioners alike. In addition, as an opening session, the night before, we will host a dialogue on the new regulatory and policy reforms of the Utah Work Group which is trying to improve access to justice for our community.

We hope that you come join us!

November 14-15
Little America Hotel
500 South Main, SLC

REGISTER NOW

FastCase

Effective September 1, Fastcase and the Utah State Bar will provide free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system for all of its active members. This will take the place of the Casemaker service the Bar previously provided.

Each of the active members of the Utah State Bar will receive complimentary access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. This member benefit provides access to online legal research in Fastcase’s robust database and includes unlimited nationwide legal research, printing, webinar training, and reference support; it is not restricted by time or number of transactions.

The service also includes industry-leading mobile app and unlimited live, free customer support from experienced reference attorneys on the Fastcase team.

The full release is available here.

 

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP) was created in 2019 to advance the recommendations of The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being.

Report and Recommendations from THE UTAH WORK GROUP ON REGULATORY REFORM

In the latter part of 2018, the Supreme Court charged Justice Deno Himonas and Former Bar President John Lund with organizing a task force to study and make recommendations to the Court about optimizing the regulatory structure for legal services. Here is their report.

Utah Bar Journal

Sept / October 2019: In this month’s edition  | President’s Message  The Rule of Law| Observations of a Relatively New Appellate Judge  | Water Rights General Adjudications: What’s Going on and Where Are we Now?  | The “Anchor Effect” on Price Negotiations | Second Annual Innovation in Law Practice Committee Practice Management Symposium | and many more…

E.Bulletin for November 2019

In this edition: |  Utah’s Pro Bono Volunteers Knock it out of the Park | Fall Forum Award Recipients | Fall Forum Award Honorees |  Other People Matter: For a Thriving and Healthy Practice Prioritize Social Support | Nominations for Bar President-elect and Commissioners are Now Open |Office of OPC Launches New Website for Attorneys and Public | Utah State Bar Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2020 | “and Justice for all” Kicks off 2020 Legal Aid Campaign for Equal Justice | 30th Annual Lawyers and Court Personnel Winter Food and Clothing Drive Slated for Dec. 13

Lighthouse Client Survey

Did you know? The top three factors when businesses are hiring an attorney are experience, area of expertise and references from their friends and neighbors. Cost ranks No. 6, tied with reputation.  See the complete Lighthouse survey research data by logging into the practice portal.

Court Announcements

Meetings, Job Postings, and other Court Announcements.

Practice Portal

Simply log in to your Practice Portal and get things done. Register for CLE, keep your contact information up to date, monitor and complete regulatory requirements, volunteer for public services, and more.

Membership Directory

A master listing of all licensed Utah attorneys both past and current along with license status and contact information.

CLE Schedules

Utah attorneys can log in to review and register for upcoming CLE opportunities.

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP) was created in 2019 to advance the recommendations of The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being.

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Modest Means Referral

As part of the Bar's Affordable Attorneys for All initiative, the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program helps Utahns with modest earnings find a lawyer offering discounted rates to match their incomes.

Pro Bono Assistance

Making the law accessible to all means connecting lawyers with people regardless of financial status. Find free clinics in your city or access the legal assistance database to search by type of law or location.

Consumer Assistance Program

The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is unique among the Utah State Bar programs in that it provides fairly quick and non-invasive assistance to both consumers and attorneys involved in minor conflict with each other.

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The Utah State Bar believes in serving the public and legal profession with excellence and, in turn, having a substantial impact on the world in which we live. Striving for excellence includes volunteering time and expertise to those who are otherwise unable to access the law due to financial circumstances. The American Bar Association states that a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services a year. We at the Utah State Bar want to help you achieve excellence in your profession and community. That’s why we provide tools to connect you in the legal profession to individuals

who will benefit from your pro bono services. As you volunteer in your community, you make a substantial impact by simply doing good while reinforcing the idea that this is truly a profession that cares about the community. We have the capacity to unbundle services and take on piece of work. Very manageable, effective pro bono service without having to commit whole life to it.

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