JurisdictionUtah,United States
CitationVol. 33 No. 2 Pg. 9
Publication year2020
Vol. 33 No. 2 Pg. 9
Utah Bar Journal
April, 2020

March, 2020

President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates

Candidate for President-Elect

Heather Thuet is the sole candidate for the office of Presidentelect. Utah State Bar bylaws provide that if there is only one candidate for the office of President-elect, the ballot shall be considered as a retention vote and a majority of those voting shall be required to reject the sole candidate.


Dear Friends,

Thank you for encouraging me to run for Pres-Elect of the Utah State Bar. I am humbled to receive the nomination. Since 2005, I have volunteered in various capacities with the Bar. I have been fortunate to serve as the Chair of the Litigation Section, the largest section in our Bar. This is my second term serving as your Bar Commissioner in the Third Division.

As your representative, I will continue to serve as an important link between you, the public, the legislature, and our Courts. As you know, our Bar is facing significant challenges. I plan to embrace these challenges and the relationships built over the years to ensure our Bar has a positive future.

I am grateful for your ongoing encouragement and support. I value your friendship and insight. Together, we advance our profession.

Heather Thuet

Third Division Bar Commissioner Candidates


A recognized expert in administrative law, real estate licensing, consumer sales practices, and civil litigation, Traci Gundersen started practicing law in 2001. Her practice covers a broad array of government topics, including planning and zoning issues, commerce and licensing, and municipal research. She recently served as Chair of the Utah Bar's Administrative Law Section (2014-2015) and presented "Res Judicata issues at the Administrative Level" at the Utah Bar's Summer 2013 Convention in Snowmass, CO. Since 2013, she has served as a Draper Planning & Zoning Commissioner.

Prior to starting a solo practice in 2014, Traci worked for civil litigation law firms in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Indianapolis, Indiana from 2001 to 2008. She then became an Assistant Attorney General representing the Utah Division of Real Estate before the Utah Real Estate Commission, Appraiser Licensing Board, and the Residential Mortgage Regulatory Commission. In 2010, Traci was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert as Director of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, where she managed a small government...

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