Monday, 16 March, 2020

CHANGE TO MCLE LIVE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS MCLE CYCLE

Due to the CDC recommendations against gathering in large groups in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court has authorized the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Education to suspend  all requirements for in-person CLE attendance for the remainder of the current reporting cycle, which ends on June 30, 2020.  Accordingly, those Bar members who are required to report CLE compliance this reporting cycle may complete all required hours through webinars and other self-study courses in accordance with Rule 14-413 of the MCLE Rules.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please contact Sydnie Kuhre, MCLE Executive Director at sydnie.kuhre@utahbar.org or phone 801-297-7035.

David P. Hirschi
Board Chair

Monday, 16 March, 2020

SPRING CONVENTION

The Spring Convention has been cancelled. Read statement from Bar President Herm Olsen and Abby Dizon-Maughan Co-Chair Spring Convention Planning Committee.

Statement 

Monday, 16 March, 2020

COURT ACTIVATES PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLAN

Salt Lake City, UT— Utah Chief Justice Matthew Durrant has issued a follow-up order to his March 12th order regarding court operation during the pandemic. Today’s order provides the public and the Appellate, District, Juvenile, and Justice courts with more detailed information about court operations in the state during the pandemic. The most important message for the public is that the Courts in the state of Utah are open for business. Effective immediately, however, all non-essential court hearings will be delayed until further notice. The order issued today provides guidance on the types of hearings that are considered essential and will not be delayed. Courts have also taken steps to lessen the spread of the virus by cancelling group gatherings, and by using technology, when possible, to hold essential hearings.
“To be clear, the courts will continue to operate and provide mission-essential functions such as proceedings involving in-custody defendants and protective orders, to name a few,” said Chief Justice Durrant. “Using technology, we will continue to find ways to serve the public while reducing the number of people who need to physically come to court.”
Courts will be open to accept filings. The public can find more information at utcourts.gov on COVID-19. For details on the hearings, please refer to the Administrative Order.

Read Court Order

Read Press Release