Vol. 25, No. 4. 44. State Bar News.


Utah Bar Journal

Volume 25.

Vol. 25, No. 4. 44.

State Bar News

Utah Bar Journal Volume 25 No. 4 July/Aug 2012 State Bar News Commission Highlights

The Utah State Bar Board of Commissioners received the following reports and took the actions indicated during the June 1, 2012 Commission Meeting held at the Law and Justice Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  1. Commissioners approved drafting a policy to create exceptions for those lawyers whose personal safety may justify keeping their public address as reported to the Bar otherwise private.

  2. Commissioners approved withdrawing Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee Opinion No. 12-02 from publication (on both the website and Bar Journal) and to notify the committee that the Commission intends to review the opinion in light of the outcome of the pending Supreme Court case.

  3. Commissioners selected Gary Crane for the Lawyer of the Year Award.

  4. Commissioners selected the Hon. Royal I. Hansen for the Judge of the Year Award.

  5. Commissioners selected the Pro Bono Commission for the Committee of the Year Award.

  6. Commissioners selected the Estate Planning Section for the Section of the Year Award.

  7. Commissioners selected Riley (Josh) Player and Sharon Donovan for the inaugural Outstanding Mentor Award.

  8. Commissioners approved a contribution of $37,500 (with $5000 as a rollover) to the Young Lawyers Division.

  9. Commissioners approved filing formal UPL injunction complaints against Robert Mac Wray and Joseph Scheeler.

  10. Commissioners approved the request for an additional $20,000 contribution to Law Related Education.

  11. The Commission voted to postpone approval of the 2012-13 budget until next Commission meeting.

  12. The Commission approved a $20,000 contribution to Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

  13. The Commission approved the Minutes of the April 27, 2012 Commission meeting via Consent Agenda.

  14. The Commission received reports from the Lawyer Advertising Committee and from Steve Burt who discussed the HVAC retrofitting work scheduled for the Law and Justice Center. The Commission committed to continue a diligent study of the Bar's current and future needs.

  15. Rod Snow led a discussion on considering whether to make donations to the new S. J. Quinney Law School building and "and Justice for All." A discussion will be scheduled for Sun Valley on these issues.

The minute text of this and other meetings of the Bar Commission are available at the office of the Executive Director

Notice of MCLE Reporting Cycle

Notice of July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012

MCLE Reporting Cycle

Due to the change in MCLE reporting deadlines, please remember that your MCLE hours must be completed by June 30th and your report must be filed by July 31st. If you have always filed in the even year, you will have a compliance cycle that began July 1, 2010, and will end June 30, 2012. Active Status Lawyers complying in 2012 are required to complete a minimum of twenty-four hours of Utah approved CLE, which shall include a minimum of three hours of accredited ethics. One of the ethics hours shall be in the area of professionalism and civility. (A minimum of twelve hours must be live in-person CLE.) For more information and to obtain a Certificate of Compliance, please visit our website at www.utahbar.org/mcle. If you have any...

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