State Bar News, 0819 UTBJ, Vol. 32, No. 4. 55

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State Bar News

Vol. 32 No. 4 Pg. 55

Utah Bar Journal

August, 2019

July, 2019

Serve Utah’s Veterans

Back in the Spring of 2018, Sean Reyes and Brian Tarbet met with USB President, John Lund, and DVMA Director, Gary Harter, to form a partnership intended to support a new program, Utah@EASE. U@E is a pro bono legal referral program for veterans and servicemembers based upon honorable military service.

Reyes and Tarbet reached out to the principals in Utah’s big firms seeking support. In 2018, the Utah Legislature passed and GOV signed a concurrent resolution (HCR13) recognizing U@E. USB made U@E a “signature” program thereby extending its professional liability insurance to U@E volunteer attorneys.

The parties agreed to a limited range of legal services in the partnership that include only civil matters: Military Rights, Property/Landlord, Creditor/Debtor, Consumer Fraud, Naturalization/Immigration, Predatory Lending, Employment and Re-employment Rights, Wills/Powers of Attorney. Family Law, Personal Injury, and legal matters against the USA or a State are specifically excluded.

More than 100 veterans have been served since inception ten months ago. Nearly forty attorneys have volunteered. It’s time to get involved. Look for Utah@EASE at the Summer Convention in Park City.

2019 Fall Forum Awards

The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking nominations for the 2019 Fall Forum Awards. These awards have a long history of honoring publicly 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 2019 Summer Convention Award no later than Friday, September 27, 2019. Use the Award Form located at to propose your candidate in the following categories: 1. Distinguished Community Member Award

2. Professionalism Award

3. Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Mandatory Online Licensing

The annual Bar licensing renewal process has begun and can be done online only. An email containing the necessary steps to re-license online at was sent the week of June 3rd. Online renewals and fees must be submitted by July 1 and will be late August 1. Your license will be suspended unless the online renewal is completed and payment received by September 1. Upon completion of the online renewal process, you will receive a licensing confirmation email.

To receive support for your online licensing transaction, please contact us either by email to or, call 801-297-7021. Additional information on licensing policies, procedures, and guidelines can be found at

Check Yes for Pro Bono!

The Pro Bono Commission of the Utah State Bar will be holding a recruitment event at the 2019 Summer Convention. Stop by the registration table to make sure you’re signed up to receive occasional communication from the Pro Bono Commission about ongoing projects and enter to win a prize! Don’t forget to get your “I checked yes for Pro Bono” sticker to show off your commitment to assisting less fortunate Utahns.

To the 2019 Summer Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors


Babcock, Scott & Babcock

Ballard Spahr LLP

Christensen & Jensen

Clyde Snow & Sessions

Cohne Kinghorn

DeBry & Associates

Durham, Jones & Pinegar


Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough

Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, PLLC

Kipp & Christian

Kirton & McConkie

Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Randy S. Kester

Ray, Quinney & Nebeker

Richards Brandt Miller & Nelson

Snell & Wilmer

Snow Christensen & Martineau

Strong & Hanni

Thorpe, North & Western


Workman Nydegger



Blomquist Hale



Decipher Forensics



Sage Forensics



Utah Bar Foundation


Zions Bank

And Justice for All Celebrates 20 Years of Service

"And Justice For All" (AJFA) raised more than $450,000 in May as it celebrated its 20th year of operation. Since 1999, the organization has raised funds to support free and reduced-cost civil representation across the state.

At a special fundraiser breakfast, AJFAs staff honored four of the organizations who have significantly impacted the organization, namely: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Bar Foundation, and the Utah State Bar.

A representative from the Church accepted an award from AJFA and made a one-time gift of $ 100,000 in support of AJFAs 2019 campaign. A representative from the Eccles Foundation accepted an award and presented AJFAs executive director, Kelly Striefel, with a $50,000 special one-time gift.

"We are so grateful to our many supporters who understand the importance of legal aid in Utah," said Striefel. "For every dollar invested in civil legal aid, our community receives $7.24 in social return. Legal aid family law programs not only provide over one million dollars in annual cost savings to Utah's court system, they help lessen demands on state welfare and social service organizations."

Pro Bono Honor Roll

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