Utah Bar President
John R. Lund

eBulletin for October 2017  

  • Like any president can, I’ve fired up a Twitter account. Follow me @USBPresident for thoughts on how Utah lawyers can help clients with innovative, affordable and effective legal services.
  • Registration is now open for the Fall Forum. See below for details.
  • Don't miss the Minority Bar Association's Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala on November 9. Sign up at http://utahminoritybar.org/banquet/
  • Later this month, we will launch a new Utah Bar website and it now includes a full suite of practice tools for you to run a law practice.
  • Winter is coming. Remember to start stashing away things for the Food and Clothing Drive. Here's what we need: http://www.utahbar.org/volunteer/food-and-clothing-drive/
 
 
 
JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SURVEYS DUE
Surveys to evaluate judicial performance will arrive in Utah attorney email inboxes this month. Please take the time to complete them honestly and constructively. Bonus offer! Did you know that this year, if you complete JPEC’s short, online educational course in conjunction with your surveys, you will receive 1.0 hour of professionalism and Civility CLE credit? Now there are more reasons than ever to complete your surveys! Find out more information in your survey invitation email (coming soon!) or on JPEC’s website at judges.utah.gov.
 
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION HIRING LAWYERS, PARALEGALS AND LEGAL ASSISTANTS

With the recent devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the U.S. Small Business Association is looking to hire lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants for a 30, 60 or 90-day assignment to help with disaster relief efforts through December. Tasks would include speaking with borrowers and preparing legal documents, review closing documents, validating deeds and collateral and other associated tasks. The positions are located in Sacramento, Dallas, or Buffalo. The SBA is looking for people with a wide variety of backgrounds and fluency in a foreign language is a plus. The SBA will cover travel and per diem based on the government rate. Compensation for attorneys and paralegals will range from $25.41 to $39.96 per hour, with overtime paid for hours over 40 per week. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and pass credit and background checks. Interested parties should contact the SBA Human Resource Department at 817-868-2300, or email a CV to PDCHR@SBA.gov. SBA is an equal opportunity employer.

 
2017 UTAH STATE BAR FALL FORUM

Don’t miss the Utah State Bar Fall Forum, coming November 9-10 at Little America Hotel and the S.J. Quinney School of Law.

Topics include immigration law, computer cloud services for you and your clients, new Bar tools and services, effective communication and much more. Earn up to nine CLE hours, and hear from speakers like Justice Deno G. Himonas of the Utah Supreme Court, Paul M. Warner of the U.S. District Court, Chief Magistrate Brooke Wells of the U.S. District Court, and many others. Register online here https://services.utahbar.org before October 31 for the best rate.

Sessions run November 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. and November 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t miss a chance to be a part of this great event.

 
NEW “LICENSED LAWYER” – HOW A POTENTIAL CLIENT FINDS YOU
 
BAR REVIEW – A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD TRADITION

*Bar Review (Bahr ri-vyoo) noun

1. a social gathering for lawyers and judges co-hosted by the Utah State Bar for the purpose of networking, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Don’t miss upcoming dates and locations: NOVEMBER 16: Rose Wagner Theater, co-hosted by Young Lawyer Division; JANUARY: Breakfast Bar Review, Matheson Courthouse, co-hosted by the Litigation Section; MARCH: Bar Review Barbecue, during Spring Convention at Snow Canyon, co-hosted by Women Lawyers of Utah; JUNE: The Review will be at Clark Planetarium and hosted by Parsons Behle & Latimer. Don’t miss these great events!

 
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