Spring Convention

Utah Implementation Task Force 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. Visit the Task Force website to read and comment on the report.

Click HERE to see meeting minutes and agendas.

Notice of Legislative Positions Taken by Bar and Availability of Rebate

 Positions taken by the Bar during the 2020 Utah Legislative Session and funds expended on public policy issues related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice are available at www.utahbar.org/legislative. The Bar is authorized by the Utah Supreme Court to engage in legislative and public policies activities related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice by Supreme Court Rule 14-106 which may be found at www.utahbar.org/utcourts_14-106. Lawyers may receive a rebate of the proportion of their annual Bar license fee expended for such activities during April 1, 2019 through March 30, 2020 by notifying Financial Director Lauren Stout at lauren.stout@utahbar.org

The proportional amount of fees provided in the rebate include funds spent for lobbyists and staff time spent lobbying; a breakfast meeting with lawyer legislators; travel for the Bar’s three delegates to the American Bar Association House of Delegates; travel by Bar leadership to lobby in Washington DC with the American Bar Association; the Bar’s contribution to the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion; and Utah legislative lobbyist registration fees for the Bar’s Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. Prior year rebates have averaged up to approximately $6.10 depending on the license fee paid.  The rebate amount will be calculated April 1, 2020 and we expect the amount to be consistent with prior years.

E.Bulletin for February 2020

In this edition: |  How Will the “Regulatory Sandbox” Change the way You Practice Law? | Spring Convention Registration Open | Utah Sate Bar Announces Winners of Dorathy Merrill Brothers and Raymond S. Uno Awards |  Utah Legislature Introduces Bills Calling for Election of Judges, Preemptory Judge Challenge | Seat Available on Governor’s Deception Detection Examiners Licensing Board | ABA Task Force Names May 4-8 Lawyer Well-Being Week | LRE Needs Volunteer Attorneys and Judges for Mock Trial Events This Month |

Utah Bar Journal

January / February 2020: In this month’s edition  | President’s Message  This year, 2020, is the Year of the Woman! It’s About Time!| Basics of Nonprofit Corporation Law (The Class You Missed in Law School) by Bruce L. Olson  | Some Refugees Are Lawyers, Too by Michael G. Jenkins | Going Virtual – Is it for You? by Steve Chambers | Can We Still Be Friends? Judicial Disclosure and Recusal in Lawyer Friendship Cases by Keith A. Call | and many more…

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.

Certificates of Good Standing

SAME DAY CERTIFICATES OF GOOD STANDING NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Bar has a new system for Certificates of Good Standing (COGS). Members can now order and receive a COGS by email the same day. A COGS ordered before 2:30 p.m. MST will be emailed directly to the requesting lawyer at 3 p.m. No delay, no pickup or waiting for snail mail.  Log on to your Practice Portal to order and receive your COGS today.

Court Announcements

Meetings, Job Postings, and other Court Announcements.

Spring Convention

Utah Implementation Task Force 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. Visit the Task Force website to read and comment on the report.

Click HERE to see meeting minutes and agendas.

Notice of Legislative Positions Taken by Bar and Availability of Rebate

 Positions taken by the Bar during the 2020 Utah Legislative Session and funds expended on public policy issues related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice are available at www.utahbar.org/legislative. The Bar is authorized by the Utah Supreme Court to engage in legislative and public policies activities related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice by Supreme Court Rule 14-106 which may be found at www.utahbar.org/utcourts_14-106. Lawyers may receive a rebate of the proportion of their annual Bar license fee expended for such activities during April 1, 2019 through March 30, 2020 by notifying Financial Director Lauren Stout at lauren.stout@utahbar.org

The proportional amount of fees provided in the rebate include funds spent for lobbyists and staff time spent lobbying; a breakfast meeting with lawyer legislators; travel for the Bar’s three delegates to the American Bar Association House of Delegates; travel by Bar leadership to lobby in Washington DC with the American Bar Association; the Bar’s contribution to the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion; and Utah legislative lobbyist registration fees for the Bar’s Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. Prior year rebates have averaged up to approximately $6.10 depending on the license fee paid.  The rebate amount will be calculated April 1, 2020 and we expect the amount to be consistent with prior years.

E.Bulletin for February 2020

In this edition: |  How Will the “Regulatory Sandbox” Change the way You Practice Law? | Spring Convention Registration Open | Utah Sate Bar Announces Winners of Dorathy Merrill Brothers and Raymond S. Uno Awards |  Utah Legislature Introduces Bills Calling for Election of Judges, Preemptory Judge Challenge | Seat Available on Governor’s Deception Detection Examiners Licensing Board | ABA Task Force Names May 4-8 Lawyer Well-Being Week | LRE Needs Volunteer Attorneys and Judges for Mock Trial Events This Month |

Utah Bar Journal

January / February 2020: In this month’s edition  | President’s Message  This year, 2020, is the Year of the Woman! It’s About Time!| Basics of Nonprofit Corporation Law (The Class You Missed in Law School) by Bruce L. Olson  | Some Refugees Are Lawyers, Too by Michael G. Jenkins | Going Virtual – Is it for You? by Steve Chambers | Can We Still Be Friends? Judicial Disclosure and Recusal in Lawyer Friendship Cases by Keith A. Call | and many more…

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.

Certificates of Good Standing

SAME DAY CERTIFICATES OF GOOD STANDING NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Bar has a new system for Certificates of Good Standing (COGS). Members can now order and receive a COGS by email the same day. A COGS ordered before 2:30 p.m. MST will be emailed directly to the requesting lawyer at 3 p.m. No delay, no pickup or waiting for snail mail.  Log on to your Practice Portal to order and receive your COGS today.

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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