Paralegal Division, 0620 UTBJ, Vol. 33, No. 3. 63

AuthorBy Greg Wayment
PositionVol. 33 3 Pg. 63

Paralegal Division

Vol. 33 No. 3 Pg. 63

Utah Bar Journal

June, 2020

May, 2020

Annual Paralegal Day Celebration

By Greg Wayment

Going back at least as early as May 19, 1994, then-governor Michael Leavitt proclaimed every third Thursday in May as Paralegal’s Day (originally it was called Legal Assistants’ Day). We invite all paralegals and their attorneys to join us in celebrating this day and are excited to announce Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will be presenting the keynote address. Please see the invitation below for complete details.

As paralegals in the State of Utah, we take great pride in our profession and strive for excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks the paralegal profession as #9 in best social services job and #83 in best overall jobs. Salaries for Utah paralegals tend to be competitive with national averages as well. For more information, please see the last salary survey results at: http://paralegals.utahbar.org/ articles-and-presentations.html. And national results at: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/paralegal.

A paralegal’s primary role is to assist attorneys with the delivery of low cost and professional legal services to the public. Now, through the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner program (LPP), Utah paralegals are striving to assist attorneys and the public with the delivery of low cost and professional legal services to the public.

The Utah Supreme Court defines a paralegal as a person, qualified through education, training, or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity in a capacity or function that involves the performance, under the ultimate direction and supervision of an...

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