Utah Bar President
Robert Rice
eBulletin for July 2017  

It’s blazing hot across Utah, but nice and cool in Sun Valley, Idaho, home to the Utah Summer Bar Convention on July 26 - 29. There’s still time to register and make lodging arrangements. Keynote speakers include U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and First Amendment scholar Professor Eugene Volokh. Your summer plans are incomplete if you miss this star-studded lineup and your friends and colleagues at this year’s summer convention.

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ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED - TO BE PRESENTED @ SUMMER CONVENTION
 
COMMENT ON PROPOSED RULE 8.4(g)
The Utah Supreme Court is accepting comments on proposed Rule 8.4(g) of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct. The proposed rule provides that it is a violation of the rules of professional conduct to engage in behaviors reasonably known to constitute illegal discrimination or harassment in "conduct related to the practice of law." The Bar Commission voted to support the amendment for reasons set forth in this letter, recently sent to the Supreme Court, who is inviting comments on the amendment.
 
MCLE - ODD YEAR MANDATORY REPORTING CYCLE - ( 7/1/15 to 6/30/17 )
Active Status Lawyers complying this year need to submit a Certificate of Compliance for 24 hours of approved CLE (with two hours of legal ethics and one hour of professionalism/civility) by July 31. You can download MCLE forms. If you have questions, please visit www.utahbar.org/mcle, write MCLEstaff@utahbar.org, or call 801-531-9077.
 
RENEW YOUR BAR LICENSE
The annual Bar licensing renewal process has started and can be done only online. An email outlining renewal instructions was sent the first week of June. You may email licensing@utahbar.org or call 801-297-7023 if you have any questions or need technical support.
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.
 
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SAVE $$$ BY USING YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS
Take advantage of your Utah State Bar benefits and save some serious money this summer. Explore deals from Avis Car Rental, Carnival Cruises, Sandals Resorts, and Disney (to name a few) that will stretch your vacation dollar.
 
 
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