President-Elect and Bar Commission Election Results
H. Dickson Burton was successful in his retention election as President-elect of the Bar. He will serve as President-elect for the 2017-2018 year and then become President for 2018-2019. Congratulations goes to Herm Olsen who ran unopposed and is declared elected in the First Division, Cara Tangaro and Heather Farnsworth who were re-elected in the Third Division, and Mark Morris who was newly elected in the Third Division. Sincere appreciation goes to all of the candidates for their great campaigns and thoughtful involvement in the Bar and the profession.
Mandatory Online Licensing
The annual Bar licensing renewal process will begin June 1, 2017, and will be done only online. An email outlining renewal instructions will be sent the last week of May to your email address of record. We are increasing the use of technology to improve communications and save time and resources. Utah Supreme Court Rule 14-507 requires lawyers to provide their current email address to the Bar. If you need to update your email address of record, please contact email@example.com.
Renewing your license online is simple and efficient, taking only about five minutes. With the online system you will be able to verify and update your unique licensure information, join sections and specialty bars, answer a few questions, and pay all fees.
No separate licensing form will be sent in the mail.
You will be asked to certify that you are the licensee identified in this renewal system. Therefore, this process should only be completed by the individual licensee, not by a secretary, office manager, or other representative. Upon completion of the renewal process, you will receive a licensing confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email in a timely manner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
License renewal and fees are due July 1 and will be late August 1. If renewal is not complete and payment received by September 1, your license will be suspended.
Bar Thank You
Many attorneys volunteered their time to grade essay answers from the February 2017 Bar exam. The Bar greatly appreciates the contribution made by these individuals. A sincere thank you goes to the following:
Mark H. Anderson
Mark Astling P. Bruce Badger J. Ray Barrios
Hon. Brent Bartholomew
Victor Copeland J. Andrew Cushing
Nick Dudoich Comm. Anthony Ferdon
Dan Garner Michael Garrett Stephen Geary
Dan Jensen T. Mickell Jimenez
Notice of Legislative Rebate
Bar policies provide that lawyers may receive a rebate of the proportion of their annual Bar license fee that has been expended during the fiscal year for lobbying and any legislative-related expenses by notifying Executive Director John C. Baldwin, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 or at email@example.com.
The amount which was expended on lobbying and legislative-related expenses in the preceding fiscal year was 0.36% of the mandatory license fees. Your rebate would total: Active Status – $1.51; Active – Admitted Under 3 Years Status – $0.89; Inactive with Services Status – $0.53; and Inactive with No Services Status – $0.37.
MCLE Reminder -
Odd Year Reporting Cycle
July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017
Active Status Lawyers complying in 2017 are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of Utah approved CLE, which shall include a minimum of three hours of accredited ethics. One of the ethics hours shall he in the area of professionalism and civility. A minimum of twelve hours must be 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. For more information and to obtain a Certificate of...