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August 5, 2000

Volume 13 No. 7 August/September 2000

Volume 13 No. 7 August/September 2000

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COVER: Canyonlands, from Buck Canyon Overlook, by Brett P. Johnson, McKay, Burton & Thurman.

  • "Kill All the Lawyers" and the Backdrop of The War of the Roses

  • And Justice For All

  • Legal Assistant Division- Message from the Chair

  • Notice of Petition for Readmission to the Utah State Bar by William J. Anderson

  • Notice of Petition for Reinstatement to the Utah State Bar by William H. Adams

  • Notice of Proposed Changes to Bar’s By-Laws

  • President’s Message - Improve the Bottom Line- Serve on a Committee!

  • Pro Bono Project

  • Rationalizing Alimony Law

  • State Bar News

  • The Utah Bar Foundation Announce 2000 IOLTA Grant Awards

  • The Utah Bar Foundation is Pleased to Welcome a New Member on the Board of Trustess and a New Executive Director

  • Utah Bar Journal “1999 Cover of the Year”

  • Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee

  • Utah Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • August 4, 2000

    "Kill All the Lawyers" and the Backdrop of The War of the Roses

    by Anthony Woolf

    For the 2000 season, the Utah Shakespearean Festival performed the abridged, fast-paced version of a compilation of the three Henry VI plays, The War of the Roses. In classical Elizabethan style, director and adaptor, Howard Jensen presents the story of a moral, yet inept king and the internal battles for power among the various nobles, including Richard Plantagenet of the House of York (represented by the white rose) and John Beaufort of the House of Lancaster (represented by the red rose).

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    August 3, 2000

    And Justice For All

    The"And Justice For All” Campaign is very pleased to announce that we have successfully reached our goal of "2,000 attorney donors in 2000," meeting the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation's challenge. The Eccles Foundation pledged a generous grant of $100,000 to the Campaign when we reached this milestone."And Justice For All is grateful to all the attorney and law firm donors who made this remarkable achievement possible.

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    August 2, 2000

    Legal Assistant Division - Message from the Chair

    by Ann Streadbeck

    The Legal Assistant Division (“LAD”) is a professional organization created to encourage the development of the legal assistant profession, and to maintain an active voice as a Division of the Utah State Bar. Through the hard work of volunteer legal assistants, the LAD has established a solid foundation as an organization. The 2000-2001 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs hope to build on that solid foundation in the coming year.

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    Notice of Petition for Readmission to the Utah State Bar by William J. Anderson

    On June 21, 2000, William J. Anderson filed a Verified Petition for Readmission to the Utah State Bar, Civil Number 000905119 AT, the Honorable Tyrone E. Medley, Third Judicial District Court, presiding. Pursuant to Rule 25 (Reinstatement Following a Suspension of More Than Six Months; Readmission) of the Rules of Lawyer Discipline and Disability, the Office of Professional Conduct hereby gives notice of the Petition. Any individuals wishing to express opposition to or concurrence with the Petition should file notice of their opposition or concurrence with the District Court within thirty days of the date of this publication.

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    Notice of Petition for Reinstatement to the Utah State Bar by William H. Adams

    Pursuant to Rule 25(d), Rules of Lawyer Discipline and Disability, the Utah State Bars Office of Professional Conduct hereby publishes notice of a Petition for Reinstatement (”Petition”) filed by William H. Adams in In re Adams, Third Judicial District Court, Civil No. 980907156. Any individuals wishing to do so are requested within thirty days of the date of this publication to file notice with the District Court of their opposition or concurrence to the Petition.

    Notice of Proposed Changes to Bar's By-Laws

    Pending final approval by the Utah Supreme Court via petition, the Bar Commission recently approved several changes to the Bar's by-laws relating to lawyer commissioners, President and President-elect vacancies and removal procedures.

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    Improve the Bottom Line - Serve on a Committee

    by David O. Nuffer

    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, the owner of a small business in Illinois explained why he tells his employees to get involved in volunteer organizations. “They learn more in a few years of volunteer activity than they will learn in 25 years on the job.” He said that every skill learned in volunteer work transfers to his business. Transferring skills makes the employee think about those skills in new ways.

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    Pro Bono Project

    Special Thanks To:

    The objective of the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Project is to provide access to pro bono legal services for low income clients in our community who would not otherwise be able to receive these legal services. The Utah State Bar would like to recognize and thank the following attorneys for their willingness to help with our pro bono project!

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    State Bar News - Commission Highlights

    During its regularly scheduled meeting of July 12, 2000, which was held in San Diego, California, the Board of Bar Commissioners received the following reports and took the actions indicated.

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    Rationalizing Alimony Law

    by David S. Dolowitz

    Historically, confusion and conflict have existed in Utah law regarding alimony. In order to try to clarify this area of law, the Utah Court of Appeals and the legislature have worked to establish a predictable set of criteria. The Legislature has amended Section 30-3-5(7) of the Utah Code on several occasions and both the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals have sought to resolve the conflicts and develop a systematic approach to the decision making process.

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    2000 IOLTA Grant Awards

    The Utah Bar Foundation has awarded the 2000 IOLTA Grants. Recipients for this year are as follows:

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    August 1, 2000

    Utah Bar Foundation Announcement

    Leshia Lee-Dixon joins the Utah Bar Foundation as a Trustee. Ms. Dixon is an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office. Ms. Dixon is an active member of the community sitting on numerous committees including the Utah State Bar Ethics Committee and the Needs of Children Committee. Ms. Dixon also serves as a Board member for the NAACP. Ms. Dixon will bring vast community knowledge and involvement to the Foundation.

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    Utah Bar Foundation Announcement

    Leshia Lee-Dixon joins the Utah Bar Foundation as a Trustee. Ms. Dixon is an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office. Ms. Dixon is an active member of the community sitting on numerous committees including the Utah State Bar Ethics Committee and the Needs of Children Committee. Ms. Dixon also serves as a Board member for the NAACP. Ms. Dixon will bring vast community knowledge and involvement to the Foundation.

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    Utah Bar Journal "1999 Cover of the Year"

    Pictured is Brett P. Johnson, McKay, Burton & Thurman, holding the August/September 1999 issue of the Bar Journal, selected as 1999 ”Cover of the Year.” Mr. Johnson’s outstanding photograph of Barrier Canyon period petroglyphs (circa 2000 B.C.), taken in Thompson Canyon, Book Cliffs, was featured on the winning cover. This is the 5th photograph by Mr. Johnson that has appeared on a Bar Journal cover. The photograph was taken with Kodak Elite II slide film, with a shutter speed of 12, aperture setting of f 22.

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    Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee

    Opinion No. 00-04
    (Approved June 2, 2000

    Issue: What are lawyer’s ethical duties to a third person who claims an interest in proceeds of a personal injury settlement or award received by the lawyer?

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    Utah Trial Lawyer of the Year

    The Utah Trial Lawyer of the Year Award was presented posthumously at the Utah State Bar Annual Meeting to Salt Lake lawyer H. James Clegg. The award is presented every year by the Utah Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, in conjunction with the Utah State Bar Annual Meeting, which was held in San Diego.

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