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Introduction to the Young Lawyers Division

by Stephen W. Owens

Let me introduce you to the Young Lawyers Division (“YLD” or “Baby Bar”) of the Utah State Bar. You are automatically a member of the YLD if you are in your first three years of practice or until you are 36 (whichever is longer). I invite you to become active in the YLD and the Bar in general.

The YLD is the largest and one of the most active divisions of the Utah State Bar. We provide continuing legal education, opportunities for social and professional interaction, and charitable community service. Being active in the YLD is a fun way to get involved in the Bar and to develop as a member of our profession.

Join A YLD Committee
The YLD has various committees that serve the needs of new lawyers and the community as well. Below is a listing of the committees and their respective chairs and vice-chairs. Please feel free to contact these individuals to join their committees which will provide you an excellent way to learn, to network, and to socialize with new lawyers and other members of the Bar.

Help Out at Tuesday Night Bar
Perhaps the YLD program with the most impact to the community is Tuesday Night Bar. Members of the public with legal problems come to the Law and Justice Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday nights commencing at 5:00 pm. Volunteer attorneys are available for 15-20 consultations. The idea is to give them some general advice and send them in the right direction (e.g. small claims court, Legal Aid, Legal Service, lawyer referral service, etc.). You will feel a real sense of service as you participate. If you are interested, please contact our committee chair Victoria Bushnell (435) 649-2525 or vice-chair Sam Webb (801) 532-1922. If you do not live in Salt Lake, talk to us about starting your own area Tuesday Night Bar.

Watch for Upcoming Events
YLD helps provide new lawyer training, free family activities at the Mid-Year and Annual Bar conventions, Bar Journal articles focused on YLD issues, public school presentations, and meaningful community service opportunities. Watch for these events and participate. To cut costs to the Bar, many of these activities are advertised through e-mail, so make sure the Bar has a current e-mail for you.

I welcome the chance to get to know you and to assist you in getting involved in the YLD. I can be reached at 983-9800 or at swowens5@cs.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully yours,
STEPHEN W. OWENS
President, Young Lawyers Division
Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division

2000-2001 Officers & Committees
(Updated 10-3-00)

President
Stephen W. Owens
Epperson & Rencher
10 West 100 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1566
Phone: 983-9800 - Fax: 983-9808
E-mail: SWOwens5@cs.com
Liason: New Lawyer Practice, Tuesday Night Bar

Treasurer
Stephanie Ames
Gustin Christian Skordas & Caston
9 Exchange Place #810
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 531-7444 - Fax: 531-8885
E-mail: sames@sisna.com
Liason: Activities, CLE, Publicity

Secretary
Steven G. Shapiro
S.L. Legal Defenders
424 East 500 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 532-5444 - Fax: 532-0330
E-mail: sgshapiro@hotmail.com
Liason: Law Day, Public Education

ABA Representative
Amy A. Dolce
68 S. Main, #800
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 531-8300 - Fax: 533-2463
E-mail: amyD@vii.com
Liason: Membership, Community Service

Past President
Mark C. Quinn
Sinclair Oil Corp.
550 E. South Temple, #500
P.O. Box 30825
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0825
Phone: 524-2757 - Fax: 524-2747
E-mail: mquinn@sinclairoil.com
Liason: Bar Journal, Annual Mtg, Website

Activities Committee

Blaine Rawson, Chair
Holme Roberts & Owen
111 E. Broadway, #1100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 521-5800 - Fax: 521-9639
Email: rawsonb@hro.com

David Bernstein, Vice-Chair
623 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Phone: 461-4100 - Fax:
Email: davidmbernstein@uswest.net

Annual Meeting Committee

Brian Jones, Chair
I-Link, Inc.
13751 South Wadsworth Park Dr.,
Suite 200
Draper, Utah 84020
Phone: 238-0894 - Fax: 495-7179
E-mail: brianjones@abanet.org

Scott Finlinson, Vice-Chair
Callister, Nebeker & McCullough
10 East South Temple, Suite 900
Salt Lake City, Utah 84133
Phone: 530-7300 - Fax: 364-9127
E-mail: sfinlinson@cnmlaw.com

Bar Journal

Dave McKinney, Chair
Thorpe, North & Western
8180 South 700 East, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84070
Phone: 566-6633 - Fax: 566-0750
E-mail: McKinney@tnw.com

R. Scott Wood, Vice-Chair
Franklin Covey
2200 W. Parkway Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: 817-4280 - Fax: 817-8197
Email: rswood@franklincovey.com

CLE

Nate Alder, Chair
Christensen & Jensen
175 South West Temple, Suite 510
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 323-5000 - Fax: 355-3472
E-mail: NathanAlder@chrisjen.com

Scott Petersen, Vice-Chair
Fabian & Clendenin
215 S. State, #1200
P.O. Box 510210
Salt Lake City, Utah 84151-0210
Phone: 531-8900 - Fax: 596-2814
E-mail: spetersen@fabianlaw.com

Community Service

Brandon Hobbs, Chair
Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson
50 South Main, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, Utah 84144
Phone: 531-2000 - Fax: 532-5506
E-mail: bbh@rbmn.com

Annalisa Steggell , Vice-Chair
Day, Shell & Liljenquist
45 East Vine Street
Murray, Utah 84107
Phone: 262-6800 - Fax: 262-6758
E-mail: annalisa@dslaw.com

Law Day

Russell Hathaway, Chair
310 South Main, Suite 1314
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 961-9200 - Fax: 596-2336
E-mail: russellhathaway@uswest.net

Shannon Freedman, Vice-Chair
Stoel Rives LLP
201 South Main, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 578-6958 - Fax: 578-6999
E-mail: sdfreedman@stoel.com

Membership

Kelly Williams, Chair
Snell & Wilmer
15 West South Temple, Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 257-1916 - Fax: 257-1800
E-mail: kwilliams@swlaw.com

Martha Knudson, Vice-Chair
Richards Brandt Miller & Nelson
50 S. Main, #700
Salt Lake City, Utah 84144
Phone: 531-2000 - Fax: 532-5506
E-mail: mxk@rbmn.com

New Lawyer Practice Manual

Justin Palmer, Chair
Utah Supreme Court
450 South State Street
P.O. Box 140210
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-0210
Phone: 238-7933 - Fax: 238-7980
E-mail: justinp@email.UTcourts.gov

Diana Hagen, Vice-Chair
Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless
185 S. State, Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 532-7840 - Fax: 532-7750
Email: dh@pwlaw.com

Public Education

Allison Johnson Adams, Chair
350 South Main, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 524-6601 - Fax: 526-1158
E-mail: ajadam1@attglobal.net

Adrianne Goldsmith, Vice-Chair
Snell & Wilmer
15 West South Temple, Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 257-1914- Fax: 257-1800
E-mail:agoldsmith@swlaw.com

Tuesday Night Bar

Victoria Coombs Bushnell, Chair
Bushnell & Kozak
1881 Prospector Ave
Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: (435) 649-2525
Fax: (435) 649-5959
E-mail: vbushnell@netzero.net

Samuel Webb, Vice-Chair
Trask Britt
230 South 500 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 532-1922 - Fax: 531-9168
E-mail: sew@tbrlaw.com

Website

Mark W. Pugsley, Chair
Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
79 South Main, Suite 400
P.O. Box 45385
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145
Phone: 323-3380 - Fax: 532-7543
E-mail: mpugsley@rqn.com

Todd D. Weiler, Vice-Chair
Parry, Anderson & Mansfield
60 East South Temple, Suite 1270
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 521-3434 - Fax: 521-3484
E-mail: toddweiler@parrylaw.com

Publicity Director

Michael Mower
10287 S. Ashley Hills Circle
Sandy, Utah 84092
Phone: 942-5458
E-mail: michaelmower@mikeleavitt.com

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