2018 Paralegal Division All-Day CLE Seminar, 1018 UTBJ, Vol. 31, No. 5. 69

AuthorGreg Wayment
PositionVol. 31 5 Pg. 69

2018 Paralegal Division All-Day CLE Seminar

Vol. 31 No. 5 Pg. 69

Utah Bar Journal

October, 2018

September 2018

Greg Wayment

On Friday, June 22, 2018, the Paralegal Division held its annual meeting and all-day CLE Seminar. With almost ninety registrants, including twenty-something attorneys, the CLE exceeded attendance expectations and was on all fronts a resounding success. I’d like to personally extend my thanks to the CLE chair, Erin Stauffer, and the rest of the CLE committee for putting this event together, and congratulate them on a very successful day.

Registrants were greeted at 7:30 am and took home a “swag bag” provided by our generous supporters containing everything from pens and notepads to fidget spinners and hand sanitizer. Registrants also received a collapsible “crate” cart with the Paralegal Division logo. A special thanks is also in order to Stephen Seko, Mary Misaka, and Lexie Goates of the Utah State Bar, for their assistance with registration and for filming the event.

Registration also included bagels, coffee, and juice for breakfast, and then lunch was catered by Dasks Greek Grill. Also, throughout the day, all that registered (and were in attendance) got to participate in drawings for gift baskets, gift cards, and event tickets. My table was unlucky in the drawings, until almost the end of the day when Julie Emery won a gift card. Congratulations Julie Emery!

Attendees could get a total of seven CLE credits, including an hour of ethics credit. The day started out with a two-hour presentation by Carma Harper and Sanda Roberts on trial preparation. In conjunction with the theme of their presentation “Trial: A Song and Dance,” in what is probably a Paralegal Division first, they began with singing and dancing to the song “Going to the Chapel,” with original lyrics tailored for their presentation. If you’d like to see a clip of Carma and Sanda performing, please visit the Division’s Facebook page, where video footage shot by Julie Emery is available.

Their presentation was highly interactive and many members of the audience shared tips and tricks for successfully supporting a trial.

The next speaker was Blakely Denny from Snell & Wilmer, who presented on pre and post collection strategies. After a quick lunch break, Gregory Saylin from Fabian Vancott presented on “Managing Sexual Harassment Risks in the #metoo Era.” Following Mr. Saylin, Julie Emery...

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