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January 1, 2001

State Bar News

Commission Highlights

During its regularly scheduled meeting December 1, 2000, which was held in Salt Lake City, the Board of Bar Commissioners received the following reports and took the actions indicated.

1.Nanci Bockelie presented the proposed Client Security Fund disbursements and the Commission voted to approve the claims. The Commission also approved a motion to file a petition with the Utah Supreme Court to increase the Client Security Fund corpus to $200,000, which would allow the Commission the authority to assess members up to the amount of $20.00 per year.

2.Tim Shea from the AOC, gave a report on Jury Reform.

3.Gary Sackett of the Ethics Advisory Committee, explained the additional modifications to Ethics Advisory Opinion 00-05. A minor change was requested that footnote 2 be modified. The Opinion was approved and it was noted that the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee had done an outstanding job in carefully drafting the opinion.

4.A discussion was held on the proposed amendments to Ethics Advisory Committee Rules.

5.The names of Nanci Bockelie, Cal Gould and Randy Kester were given to Tim Shea for the open slot on the Judicial Council's Standing Committee.

6.The Commission had lunch with lawyer Legislators and was given a Legislative preview.

7.Discussion was held on the appointment of a Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee.

8.Herm Olsen was re-appointed to the DNA Board.

A full text of minutes of this and other meetings of the Bar Commission is available for inspection at the office of the Executive Director.

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Just Revenge

by Alan Dershowitz
Reviewed by Betsy Ross

The legal trend, these days, is to speak of "victims' rights." In fact, there is a bill almost every legislative session dealing with victims' rights. In the 2000 state legislative session, there were, among others, bills dealing with victim representation at an execution, and a proposed constitutional amendment to allow a "victim counselor" to be present throughout a criminal trial (an amendment to the constitutional exclusionary rule). The victim's viewpoint is, then, the timely focal point of the novel Just Revenge by well-known trial attorney Alan Dershowitz.

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Message from the Chair

by Ann Streadbeck

Much has been happening with respect to the Legal Assistant Division ("LAD"). Current projects include the following:

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