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State Bar News

Vol. 30 No. 3 Pg. 49

Utah Bar Journal

June, 2017

May, 2017

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

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

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:

Paul Amann

Mark H. Anderson

Ken Ashton

Mark Astling P. Bruce Badger J. Ray Barrios

Hon. Brent Bartholomew

Blake Bauman

Wayne Bennett

Paul Christenson

Gary Chrystler

Brent Clayton

Kate Conyers

Victor Copeland J. Andrew Cushing

Nicholas Cutler

Abby Dizon-Maughan

Nick Dudoich Comm. Anthony Ferdon

Dan Garner Michael Garrett Stephen Geary

Alisha Giles

Mark Hales

Michele Halstenrud

Paul Harman

Randy Hunter

Bill Jennings

Dan Jensen T. Mickell Jimenez

Craig Johnson

Paul Jones

Amy Jonkhart

Michael Karras

David Knowles

Alyssa Lambert

Derek Langton

Mark LaRocco

Tanya Lewis

Greg Lindley

Steven Lovell

Michael Lowe

Elisabeth McOmber

Tony Mejia

Jonathan Miller

Lewis Miller

Andrew Morse

Lori Nelson

Kim Neville

Steven Newton

Kerry Owens

Mike Palumbo

Wells Parker

Jonathon Parry

Rachel Peirce

Justin Pendleton

Melissa Platt

Keven Rowe

Ira Rubinfeld

Scott Sabey

Tenley Schofield

John Sheaffer

Leslie Slaugh

Peter Smyth

James Sorenson

Marissa Sowards

Alan Stewart

Michael Swensen

Jake Taylor

Lana Taylor

Engels Tejeda

Mark Thornton

Paul Tonks

Letitia Toombs

Adam Wahlquist

David Walsh

Jason Wilcox

Brent Wride

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

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...

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