State Bar News

JurisdictionUtah,United States
CitationVol. 34 No. 2 Pg. 51
Publication year2021
State Bar News
Vol. 34 No. 2. 51
Utah Bar Journal
April, 2021

March, 2021.

2021 Spring Convention Awards Request for Award Nominations

The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking applications for Awards to be given at the “virtual” 2021 Spring Convention. These awards honor publicly those whose professionalism, public service, and public dedication have significantly enhanced the administration of justice, the delivery of legal services, and the improvement of the profession.

Please submit your nomination for the Spring Convention Awards no later than Friday, February 26, 2021. Use the Award Form located at to propose your candidate in the following categories:

2021 Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award – For the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession.

2021 Raymond S. Uno Award – For the Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession.

The James Lee, Charlotte Miller, and Paul Moxley Outstanding Mentor Awards for 2020.

These awards are designed in the fashion of their namesakes; honoring special individuals who care enough to share their wisdom and guide attorneys along their personal and professional journeys.

The Utah State Bar strives to recognize those who have had singular impact on the profession and the public. We appreciate your thoughtful nominations.

Distinguished Paralegal of the Year Award

The Distinguished Paralegal of the Year Award is presented by the Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar and the Utah Paralegal Association to a paralegal who has met a standard of excellence through his or her work and service in this profession.

We invite you to submit nominations of those individuals who have met this standard. Please consider taking the time to recognize an outstanding paralegal. Nominating a paralegal is the perfect way to ensure that his or her hard work is recognized, not only by a professional organization, but by the legal community.

Nomination forms and additional information are available by contacting Greg Wayment at

The deadline for nominations is April 23, 2021, at 5:00 pm. The award will be presented at the Paralegal Day Celebration held on May 20, 2021.

Call for Nominations for the 2020–2021 Pro Bono Publico Awards

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

The following Pro Bono Publico awards will be presented at the Law Day Celebration in May 2021:

Young Lawyer of the Year

Law Firm of the Year

Law Student or Law School Group of the Year

To access and submit the online nomination form please go to: If you have questions please contact the Access to Justice Director, Robert Jepson, at: or 801-297-7027.

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 during December and January. To volunteer call the Utah State Bar Access to Justice Department at (801) 297-7049 or go to to fill out our Check Yes! Pro Bono volunteer survey.

Family Justice Center

Steve Averett

James Backman

Tiffany de Gala

Michael Harrison

Brandon Merrill

Kathleen Phinney

Linda Smith

Nancy Van Slooten

Rachel Whipple

Private Guardian ad Litem

Lauren Barros

Sheleigh Harding

Allison Librett

Jack McIntyre

Harold Mitchell

Keil Myers

Pro Se Debt Collection Calendar

Mark Baer

Mike Brown

John Cooper

Jeff Daybell

Lauren DiFrancesco

Greg Gunn

Aro Han

Sierra Hansen

Jarom Harrison

Carson Heninger

Britten Hepworth

David Jaffa

Nathan Jepson

Annie Keller-Miguel

Amy McDonald

Darren Neilson

Chase Nielsen

Chris Sanders

George Sutton

Mark Thornton

Alex VanDiver

Pro Se Family Law Calendar

Harry Caston

Brent Chipman

Jess Couser

Hayli Dickey

Richard Dowse

Connor Flinders

Cassandra Gallegos

Kim Hansen

Danielle Hawkes

Jonathan Hibshman

Jim Hunnicutt

Gabrielle Jones

Robin Kirkham

Patricia Latulippe

Orlando Luna

Jennifer Percy

Kelly Peterson

Tara Reilly

Spencer Ricks


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