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March 6, 2009

President-Elect and Bar Commssion Candidates

President-Elect Candidates

jeffs_rob.jpgRob Jeffs

For almost six years, I have had the pleasure of serving the members of the Utah State Bar as a Commissioner. During that time, we have implemented many new projects, policies, and programs to improve the practice of law and the administration of the Bar, including Blomquist-Hale counseling services, a new diversion program for certain OPC cases, e-bulletins, web surveys, e-mail communications, a web-based lawyer referral program, the outside audit of the Bar, a comprehensive review by the Commission of all programs, operations and services, and the adoption of the New Lawyer Training Program.

In these difficult economic times, the Bar must be a community leader and develop ways to assist members in their practices. In addition, the Bar needs to serve as ambassador to the Legislature and the public. Programs like the Young Lawyers’ “Wills for Heroes” serve the community and enhance the public’s view of lawyers. We all benefit when the public appreciates the vital role of lawyers and the Judiciary in society. If elected President, I pledge to serve you by delivering services to assist your practice and programs to improve the profession’s stature in the community. I would be honored to serve and ask for your vote.

King_Felshaw.jpgFelshw King

The Mission Statement of the Bar is “to represent lawyers and serve the public.” The first duty of the Bar is to represent its members. During my time as a Commissioner the Bar has adopted Casemaker, improved the Lawyers Helping Lawyers/Blomquist Hale program, created the Mentoring Program and adopted a long range plan, which includes review and audit of each program of the Bar.

To remain vibrant and viable the Bar must build on the momentum created and utilize the skills of young lawyers, who are the life blood of the Bar, as well as support women lawyers, the minority bar, and other specialized bar groups. Sections should be independent while receiving support from Bar staff. We must continue to develop legislative relationships and support the judiciary. I will make these goals a priority.

Even though the country is currently undergoing difficult economic times, the Bar can fulfill its core responsibilities without an increase in Bar dues. I will not support any increase of dues and will oppose taxing of legal fees.

My experience as a legislator, president of a national organization, and years of service as a Commissioner qualify me to serve as President-Elect. I ask for your support.

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April 30, 2007

President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates

President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates

President-Elect Candidate

Retention of President-Elect
Nate Alder has been nominated by the Bar Commission to serve as President-Elect in 2007-2008 and as President in 2008-2009, subject to a retention election submitted to all lawyers on active status. No other candidates petitioned the Commission to run for the office.

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April 2, 2004

President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates

President-Elect Candidates
David R. Bird
Gus Chin

Second Division Candidates(uncontested)
Felshaw King

Third Division Candidates
Irshad A. Aadil
David R. Bird
Gus Chin
Christian W. Clinger
Scott Sabey
Clayton A. Simms

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April 4, 2003

President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates

President-Elect Candidates

N. George Daines
George Daines has practiced law in Logan, Utah, for 27 years. He is a partner with the law firm, Barrett & Daines, and now serves as the elected Cache County Attorney. He graduated from Yale Law School where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. He then served as a law clerk to David T. Lewis, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. In 1976 he returned to Logan to practice law and teach business and real estate law at Utah State University. His law practice focused on representation and litigation in the areas of real estate, government and financial institutions.

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