Editor's Note: In honor of the 70th year of the Utah State Bar, the Bar Journal is presenting brief portraits of some of the most senior members of the Bar, particularly those whose admission to practice law in Utah predates the formation of the Utah State Bar in 1931.
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Swapping stories of outrageous conduct is a favorite lawyer pastime. I remember as a young lawyer being regaled with tales of one prominent litigator in particular. One of his favorite tactics was to mouth obscenities at the opposing lawyers as he walked back to counsel table after examining a witness. By the time he turned around to again face the judge and jury he was the very model of decorum and solemnity.
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On February 14, 2001, the Honorable Michael D. Lyon, Second Judicial District Court, entered an Order of Discipline: Reprimand reprimanding Stuwert B. Johnson for violation of Rules 1.3 (Diligence), 1.4(a) (Communication), 1.16(d) (Declining or Terminating Representation), and 8.4(a) and (c) (Misconduct) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Editor's Note: Only a year old, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar has already made great progress in spreading information about mediation and arbitration both within the Bar and to the general public. With this issue of the Bar Journal, the Section initiates its "Mediator Focus," in which short articles by available mediators will appear from time to time.
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This is the first of a three-part series discussing the Utah Revised Limited Liability Company Act passed by the Utah Legislature on February 23, 2001. Part I gives an overview of the Revised Act and describes part of the changes made by the Revised Act. Part II will appear in the August/September issue and will discuss other changes made by the Revised Act. Part III will appear in the October issue and will discuss transition issues and tips for drafting and planning under the Revised Act.
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We are in the new millennium, and even comfortable with it. We passed the Y2K crisis without any real disasters. Some suggest the talk of "future shock" is overblown. I, however, agree with Bill Gates who suggested we overestimate the change which will occur in the next two years, and underestimate the change which will occur in the next ten years. Looking back, we see little change since 1998, but significant change since 1990. Similarly, in 2010 we may marvel at the primitive way of practicing law back in 2000.
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The new Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act (the "Act") became effective April 30, 2001. The Act affects all of the 9,100 nonprofit corporations registered in Utah with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code (the "Division"). Utah lawyers who represent nonprofit corporations should become familiar with the provisions of the Act and its impact on the clients they represent.
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President-Elect and Bar Commission Election Results
John A. Adams was elected President-Elect of the Utah State Bar in the first popular election of the position in the Bar's history. John received 1,424 votes to Denise A. Dragoo's 1,063 votes. Felshaw King was elected Bar Commissioner in the Second Division, receiving 123 votes to David R. Hamilton's 108 votes. Felshaw joins new Third Division Commissioners David R. Bird, Gus Chin and Karin Hobbs, who ran unopposed.
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Editor's Note: This article is the second in a series of three on Utah zoning law. The first article, entitled Utah Zoning Law: The Zoning Ordinance, appeared in the April issue, and the third, entitled Utah Zoning Law: Appeals, will appear in the August/September issue.
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