The Utah State Bar Board of Commissioners received the following reports and took the actions indicated during the April 6, 2018 Commission Meeting held at the Law & Justice Center in Salt Lake City.
1. The Bar Commission voted to endorse a lawyer professional liability insurance provider, but requested additional information from potential providers before deciding which one to endorse.
2. The Bar Commission voted to nominate Lesley Manley, Sarah Starkey, Marco Brown, and Greg Hoole to fill an unexpired term on the Third District Judicial Nominating Commission.
3. The Bar Commission voted to appoint Ed Brass to fill an unexpired term on the Utah Sentencing Commission.
4. The Bar Commission voted to approve the recommendations of the Awards Committee.
5. The minutes of the March 8, 2018 Commission Meeting were approved by consent.
6. The $5 Client Security Fund assessment for 2018–2019 was approved by consent.
The minute text of this and other meetings of the Bar Commission are available at the office of the Executive Director.
Mandatory Online Licensing
The annual online licensing renewal process will begin June 4, 2018, at which time you will receive an email outlining renewal instructions. This email will be sent to your email address of record. Utah Supreme Court Rule 14-507 requires lawyers to provide their current e-mail address to the Bar. If you need to update your email address of record, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Elder Law Pro Bono Opportunity
May is national Elder Law Month. In celebration, we invite lawyers to fulfill their pro bono requirement by volunteering to give twenty-minute legal consultations at senior citizen centers. Senior Center Legal Consultations (SCLC), a pro bono program sponsored by the Elder Law Section and the USB Access to Justice Program, is a pleasurable way for attorneys to provide valued services to senior citizens. For information on volunteering for the SCLC, please contact Joyce Maughan, Pro Bono Coordinator, Elder Law Section, (801) 359-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicholas Stiles, Director of the USB Access to Justice Program, (801) 297-7027 Nicholas.Stiles@utahbar.org. Thank you.
Notice of Petition for Reinstatement to the Utah State Bar by David J. Hardy
Pursuant to Rule 14-525(d), Rules of Lawyer Discipline and Disability, the Utah State Bar’s Office of Professional Conduct hereby publishes notice of the Verified Petition for Reinstatement (Petition) filed by David J. Hardy in In the Matter of the Discipline of David J. Hardy, Third Judicial District Court, Civil No. 150902950. Any individuals wishing to oppose or concur with the Petition are requested to do so within thirty days of the date of this publication by filing notice with the District Court.
Request for Comment on Proposed Bar Budget
The Bar staff and officers are currently preparing a proposed budget for the fiscal year which begins July 1, 2018, and ends June 30, 2019. The process being followed includes review by the Commission’s Executive Committee and the Bar’s Budget & Finance Committee, prior to adoption of the final budget by the Bar Commission at its July 25, 2018 meeting.
The Commission is interested in assuring that the process includes as much feedback by as many members as possible. A copy of the proposed budget, in its most current permutation, is available for inspection and comment at www.utahbar.org.
Please contact John Baldwin at the Bar Office with your questions or comments.
Telephone: (801) 531-9077 | Email: email@example.com
Bar Thank You
Many attorneys volunteered their time to grade essay answers from the February 2018 Bar exam. The Bar greatly appreciates the contribution made by these individuals. A sincere thank you goes to the following: Paul Amann
J. Andrew Cushing
Comm. Anthony Ferdon
L. Mark Ferre
W. Kevin Tanner
Pro Bono Honor Roll
Cache County Bar Night
Community Legal Clinic: Ogden
Community Legal Clinic: Salt Lake City
Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse
Consumer Law Case
Debt Collection Pro Se Calendar – Matheson
T. Rick Davis
Debtor’s Legal Clinic
Tami Gadd Willardson
Expungement Law Clinic
Mary Ann May
Family Justice Center: Provo