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Utah Bar Journal

February, 2019

January,

2019

Notice

of Bar Commission Election

SECOND

AND THIRD DIVISIONS

Nominations

to the office of Bar Commissioner are hereby solicited for

one member from the Second Division and two members from the

Third Division – each to serve a three-year term. Terms

will begin in July 2019. To be eligible for the office of

Commissioner from a division, the nominee’s business

mailing address must be in that division as shown by the

records of the Bar. Applicants must be nominated by a written

petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing

whose business mailing addresses are in the division from

which the election is to be held. Nominating petitions are

available at

http://www.utahbar.org/bar-operations/leadership/. Completed

petitions must be submitted to John Baldwin, Executive

Director, no later than February 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE:

Balloting will be done electronically. Ballots will be

e-mailed on or about April 1st with balloting to be completed

and ballots received by the Bar office by 5:00 p.m. April

15th.

In

order to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage candidates,

the Bar will provide the following services at no cost:

1. space for up to a 200-word campaign message plus a color

photograph in the March/April issue of the Utah Bar

Journal. The space may be used for biographical

information, platform or other election promotion. Campaign

messages for the March/April Bar Journal

publications are due along with completed petitions and two

photographs no later than February 1st;

  1. space for up to a 500-word campaign message plus a

    photograph on the Utah Bar Website due February 1st;

  2. a set of mailing labels for candidates who wish to send a

    personalized letter to the lawyers in their division who are

    eligible to vote; and

  3. a one-time email campaign message to be sent by the Bar.

    Campaign message will be sent by the Bar within three

    business days of receipt from the candidate.

    If you

    have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact

    John C. Baldwin at (801) 531-9077 or at director@utahbar.org.

    The

    Tuesday Night Bar – Celebrating Thirty Years of

    Service

    Established

    in 1988, the Utah State Bar and Young Lawyers

    Division’s Tuesday Night Bar legal clinic has provided

    high quality legal advice and referrals to the public for

    thirty years. The program supports and educates the public on

    legal rights, helping to further the mission of the state bar

    to promote justice.

    In

    1988, the Utah State Bar had already regulated the practice

    of law in Utah for fifty-seven years. However, the free legal

    clinic was an exciting addition to the bar’s roster of

    pro bono efforts. The bar had just moved into the then new

    Law and Justice Center (dedicated September 7, 1988),[1] providing

    an opportunity and space to house the new volunteer program.

    The November issue of that year’s Bar Journal praises

    the Tuesday Night Bar Committee, asserting that committee

    Chairperson Cecilia Espenoza, Vice Chairperson Mary Duffin,

    and the Young Lawyers Section are “building on the

    foundation laid by so many…and is moving

    forward.”[2]

    Tuesday

    Night Bar Facts and Figures

    Tuesday

    Night Bar continues to move forward, and at a rapid pace. In

    2017, volunteer attorneys across Salt Lake Valley served over

    450 Utahns at the Tuesday Night Bar, providing more than 200

    hours of pro bono work. This year the clinic is keeping pace:

    volunteers have served 492 people as of October 2018. Of

    these, 47% had incomes lower than the 2018 poverty

    guidelines.

    The

    Tuesday Night Bar program is unique in its dedication to

    providing legal advice in any area of law. As the graph

    illustrates, family law questions dominate the clinic.

    Between January and April of 2018 23.5% of all questions were

    family law related. However, 20.1% did not fit into any

    specific category. The next largest areas were criminal law,

    debt-related questions, landlord tenant, and probate. The

    clinic provides legal triage in these areas, offering

    practical legal advice, direction to appropriate resources,

    and importantly, kind and competent counsel.

    Serving

    the Public

    The

    bar’s mission is to serve the public and legal

    profession with excellence, civility, and integrity. The key

    components of this mission are to help ensure the legal

    system is understood and accessible. The Tuesday Night Bar

    embodies the efforts of Utah’s attorneys to accomplish

    this goal. Indeed, participating volunteers help in all areas

    of law and across all social and economic backgrounds. In

    each thirty-minute meeting, an attorney will help demystify

    the legal system and make justice more accessible.

    The

    Tuesday Night Bar serves the public in the greater Salt Lake

    area. However, the clinic has acted as a model for other

    districts. A Tuesday Night Bar in Brigham City meets on every

    second Tuesday. Another Tuesday Night Bar meets on the first

    Tuesday of each month in Park City.[3] However, the Utah State Bar

    and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) recognizes that many

    areas of Utah remain underserved. That is why in 2018, the

    Tuesday Night Bar traveled to the Kearns Library, making

    legal resources accessible to Utahns who were unable to

    travel to the downtown area. The clinic will return to Kearns

    in February 2019, and the program is currently looking for

    ways to serve other communities outside of the downtown area.

    The

    Tuesday Night Bar Thanks You for Your Help

    In 1988

    the Bar Journal asked for volunteers to

    “provide legal assistance and referrals to the large

    segment of the public which does not have legal service

    readily available.”[4] At the time, the clinic ran from

    4:30 pm to 7:00 pm every Tuesday. Now, thanks to the support

    of the YLD and the law firms of Holland & Hart, Kirton

    McConkie, Snell & Wilmer, Zimmerman Booher, Fabian

    VanCott, Durham Jones & Pinegar, Parr Brown Gee &

    Loveless, Clyde Snow, Jones Waldo, the Office of the Utah

    Attorney General, and many other firms and solo practitioners

    over the years, Tuesday Night Bar is about to start its

    thirty-first year. However, there is still a large population

    of Utahns without access to legal services. The Tuesday Night

    Bar and other programs coordinated by the Utah State

    Bar’s Pro Bono Commission need volunteer attorneys to

    help make the legal system accessible to all, regardless of

    financial means. If you are interested in volunteering for

    the Tuesday Night Bar or learning about other pro bono

    programs, please contact the Access to Justice Department at

    (801) 297-7049 or probono@utahbar.org.

    Pro

    Bono Honor Roll

    The

    Utah State Bar and Utah Legal Services wish to thank these

    volunteers for accepting a pro bono case or helping at a free

    legal clinic in October and November of 2018. To volunteer

    call the Utah State Bar Access to Justice Department at (801)

    297-7049 or go to

    http://www.utahbar.org/public-services/pro-bono-assistance/

    to fill out our Check Yes! Pro Bono volunteer survey.

    Adoption

    Case

    Brandon

    Baxter

    American

    Indian Legal Clinic

    Joe

    Bushyhead

    Melinda

    Dee

    Jason

    Steiert

    Bankruptcy

    Case

    Nelson

    Abbott

    Perry

    Bsharah

    Will

    Morrison

    Ryan

    Simpson

    Mark

    Tanner

    Jory

    Trease

    Community

    Legal Clinic: Ogden

    Jonny

    Benson

    Chad

    McKay

    Francisco

    Roman

    Community

    Legal Clinic: Salt Lake City

    Jonny

    Benson

    Dan

    Black

    Craig

    Ebert

    Karma

    French

    Katey

    Pepin

    Brian

    Rothschild

    Paul

    Simmons

    Rod

    Snow

    Kate

    Sundwall

    Russell

    Yauney

    Community

    Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse

    Skyler

    Anderson

    Brent

    Chipman

    Sue

    Crismon

    Craig

    Ebert

    Sergio

    Garcia

    Lynn

    McMurray

    Mel

    Moeinvaziri

    Reid

    Tateoka

    Contract

    Case

    Aaron

    Garrett

    Debt

    Collection Pro Se Calendar – Matheson

    Paul

    Amann

    Matthew

    Ballard

    Michael

    Barnhill

    John

    Cooper

    Ted

    Cundick

    Jesse

    Davis

    T. Rick

    Davis

    Chase

    Dowden

    Kim

    Hammond

    Carley

    Herrick

    Robert

    Hughes

    Jon-David

    Jorgensen

    Derek

    Langton

    Joshua

    Lucherini

    Janise

    Macanas

    Michael

    Menssen

    Cliff

    Parkinson

    Vaughn

    Pedersen

    Wayne

    Petty

    Hunter

    Reynolds

    Brian

    Rothschild

    Charles

    Stormont

    Mark

    Thorton

    Fran

    Wikstrom

    Nathan

    Williams

    Adam

    Wright

    Debtor’s

    Legal Clinic

    Michael

    Brown

    Tami

    Gadd-Willardson

    Ellen

    Ostrow

    Brian

    Rothschild

    Paul

    Simmons

    Nick

    Stiles

    Kregg

    Wallace

    Brent

    Wamsley

    Nate

    Williams

    Enhanced

    Services Project

    Brent

    Chipman

    Robert

    Falck

    Kurt

    Hendricks

    Stephanie

    Hollist

    Kenneth

    McCabe

    Polly

    Samuels McLean

    Expungement

    Law Clinic

    Josh

    Egen

    David

    Ferguson

    Shelby

    Hughes

    Grant

    Miller

    Stephanie

    Miya

    Bill

    Scarber

    Family

    Justice Center: Provo

    Elane

    Cochran

    Thomas

    Gilchrist

    Mike

    Harrison

    Chris

    Morales

    Jessica

    Pautm

    Kathleen

    Phinney

    Samuel

    Poff

    Babata

    Sonnenberg

    Family

    Law Case

    Suzette

    Alles

    Julia

    Babilis

    Skyler

    Bentley

    Jason

    Boren

    Rob

    Denton

    Robert

    Falck

    Karma

    French

    Rebekah-Anne

    Gebler

    Michael

    Harrington

    Ray

    Hingson

    Sean

    Leonard

    Colton

    McKay

    Keil

    Myers

    Nicholas

    Stiles

    Scott

    Thorpe

    Roland

    Uresk

    ...

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