MCLE Reminder - Even Year Reporting Cycle
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020
Active Status Lawyers complying in 2020 are required to complete a minimum of twenty-four hours of Utah approved CLE, which must include a minimum of three hours of accredited ethics. One of the ethics hours must he in the area of professionalism and civility. At least twelve hours must be completed by attending live in-person CLE.
Please remember that your MCLE hours must be completed by June 30 and your report must be filed by July 31.
Fees: • $ 15.00 filing fee - Certificate of Compliance July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020)
• $100.00 late filing fee will be added for CLE hours completed after June 30, 2020 OR
• Certificate of Compliance filed after July 31, 2020
Rule 14-405. MCLE requirements for lawyers on inactive status
A lawyer who has been on inactive status for less than twelve months may not elect active status until completing the MCLE requirements that were incomplete at the time the lawyer elected to be enrolled as an inactive member.
Effective May 1, 2017.
For more information and to obtain a Certificate of Compliance, please visit our website at: www.utahbar.org/mcle.
Build Your Well-Being by Participating in Lawyer Well-Being Week
The first national Lawyer Well-Being Week is taking place May 4-8, 2020. Its aim is to raise awareness and encourage proactive efforts to raise well-being across the legal profession. Check out https://lawyerwellbeing.net/ lawyer-well-being-week/ for high-quality webinars, presentations, resources, and tools that can be accessed and used free of charge.
2019 Utah Bar Journal Cover of the Year
The winner of the Utah Bar Journal Cover of the Year award for 2019 is Cliff Lake, taken by Utah State Bar member Byron E. Harvison. Harvison's photo appeared on the cover of the May/fun 2019 issue. Asked how he came to take this photo, Byron explained: My family and I had been out for a day of climbing at Cliff Lake in the Uintas. My daughter Avery and I had just finished putting a new route up called Critter Conundrum and were walking back along the cliff band towards the lake when I stopped for this shot.
Congratulations to Byron, and thank you to all of the contributors who have shared their photographs of Utah on Bar Journal covers over the past thirty-one years!
The Bar Journal editors encourage members of the Utah State Bar or Paralegal Division, who are interested in having photographs they have taken of Utah scenes published on the cover of the Utah Bar Journal, to submit their photographs for consideration. For details and instructions, please see page three of this issue. A tip for prospective photographers: preference is given to high resolution portrait (tall) rather than landscape (wide) photographs.
Summer Convention Award Notice
The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking nominations for the 2020 Summer Convention Awards. These awards have a long history of publicly honoring those whose professionalism, public service, and personal dedication have significantly enhanced the administration of justice, the delivery of legal services and the building up of the profession.
Please submit your nomination for a 2020 Summer Convention Award no later than Friday, May 22, 2020 using the Award Form located at www.utahbar.org/nomination-for-utah-state-bar-awards/.
Propose your candidate in the following categories: 1. Judge of the Year
2. Lawyer of the Year
3. Section of the Year
4. Committee of the Year
Call for Nominations for the 2019-2020 Pro Bono Publico Awards
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.
The following Pro Bono Publico awards will be presented at the Law Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 1, 2020: • Young Lawyer of the Year
• Law Firm of the Year
• Law Student or Law School Group of the Year
To access and submit the online nomination form please go to: http://www.utahbar.org/award-nominations/. If you have questions please contact the Access to Justice Director, Robert Jepson, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-297-7027.
Utah State Bar 2020 Spring Convention Award Recipients
The Utah State Bar presented the following awards at the 2020 ‘Spring Convention in St. George’: JEN TOMCHAK Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession
MELINDA BOWEN Raymond S. Uno Award Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession
The Utah State Bar gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our 2020 Spring Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors
Appellate Practice Section
Babcock Scott & Babcock
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bankruptcy Law Section
Cannabis Law Section
Christensen & Jensen
Clyde Snow & Sessions
Constitutional Law Section
DeBry & Associates
Dispute Resolution Section
Durham, Jones & Pinegar
Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen
Intellectual Property Section
Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough
Kaufman Nichols & Kaufman
Labor & Employment Law Section
Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (LPP) Program
Limited Scope Section
Randy S. Kester
Kipp & Christian
Kirton | McConkie
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
Richards Brandt Miller & Nelson
Small Firm Section
Snell & Wilmer
Snow Christensen & Martineau
Snow Jensen & Reece
Strong & Hanni
Southern Utah Bar Association
Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession
Young Lawyers Division
Administrative Office of the Courts
Blomquist Hale Consulting Lawyers Assistance Program
BYU Law School
Eide Bailly LLP
Fortis Private Banking
Sage Forensic Accounting
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Tybera Development Group, Inc.
Utah Bar Foundation
Notice of Utah Bar Foundation Annual Meeting and Open Board of Director Position
The Utah Bar Foundation is a non-profit organization that administers the Utah Supreme Court IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) Program. Funds from this program are collected and donated to nonprofit organizations in our State that provide law related education and legal services for the poor and disabled. The Utah Bar Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, all of whom are active members of the Utah State Bar. The Utah Bar Foundation is a separate organization from the Utah State Bar.
In accordance with the by-laws, any active licensed attorney, in good standing with the Utah State Bar may be nominated to serve a three-year term on the board of the Foundation. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, you must fill out a nomination form and obtain the signature of twenty-five licensed attorneys in good standing with the Utah State Bar. To obtain a nomination form, call the Foundation office at (801) 297-7046. If there are more nominations made than openings available, a ballot will be sent to each member of the Utah State Bar for a vote. Nomination forms must be received in the Foundation office no later than 5pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 to be placed on the ballot.
The Utah Bar Foundation will be holding the Annual Meeting of the Foundation on Friday, July 17th in Park City, Utah. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Utah State Bar’s Summer Convention. For additional information on the Utah Bar Foundation, please visit our website at www.utahbarfoundation.org.
UCLI Recognizes the UCLI 2020 Certification Program Enrollees
The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion is pleased to recognize over fifty legal organizations that have enrolled in the UCLI 2020 Certification Program. This state-wide program aims to support and enhance our legal community’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to strengthen Utah’s legal profession.
Anderson & Karrenberg
Christensen & Jensen
Clyde Snow & Sessions
Conyers & Nix
Dart, Adamson & Donovan
Disability Law Center
Dorsey & Whitney*
Durham Jones & Pinegar
Hillyard, Andersen & Olsen*
Holland & Hart*
Juab County Attorney’s Office
Keller Jolley Preece
Kipp & Christian
Law Office of William Pohl
Lear & Lear*