Paralegal Division, 1019 UTBJ, Vol. 32, No. 5. 59

AuthorGreg Wayment, J.
PositionVol. 32 5 Pg. 59

Paralegal Division

No. Vol. 32 No. 5 Pg. 59

Utah Bar Journal

October, 2019

September, 2019


Greg Wayment, J.

Well…the secret is out. Nobody holds a better all-day CLE than the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar. On Friday, June 21, 2019, the Paralegal Division held its annual meeting and all-day CLE Seminar. With 127 registrants, including more than forty 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 Paula Christensen 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 a.m. and took home a “swag bag” provided by our generous supporters containing everything from pens and notepads to hand sanitizer. This year, registrants also received a compact umbrella with the Paralegal Division logo.

Registration also included breakfast, and lunch which was expertly done by Catering by Bryce. Also, throughout the day, all who registered (and were in attendance) got to participate in drawings for gift baskets, gift cards, and event tickets.

Attendees could elect to receive a total of seven CLE credits, including an hour of ethics. The day started out with a presentation by Greg Saylin from Holland and Hart on Harassment and Discrimination – Avoiding Claims and How to Handle them When they Arise. This was actually a continuation of Mr. Saylin’s presentation from last year’s CLE and continues to be a very relevant conversation. Thanks to Greg Saylin for coming two years in a row and sharing some of his expertise.

The next speaker was Judge Kevin K. Allen from the First District Court who spoke on his time sitting on the Mental Health Court in Logan. Judge Allen had no PowerPoint or notes but spoke eloquently about the challenges of establishing the court and the challenges and rewards that have come with running the program.

Next on the agenda was Steve Kelson from Christensen & Jensen speaking on Defusing Conflicts and Difficult Situations, with an emphasis of examples of violence in the legal workplace.

After lunch, our very own Kristie Miller, community service chair of the Paralegal Division, gave a short presentation on Mediation and Yoga for work-life balance.

Following that, Diane Akiyama, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel of the Office of...

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