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6th Annual Southern Utah Federal Law Symposium

** is moving! The Utah State Bar Website will be moving to a new home this spring. The open house starts March 15, 2003. Come see it at and update your bookmarks. We hope to go live on Monday April 1st, 2013**
Event Date

5/9/2013 - 5/11/2013

Time 5/9 6:00pm - 8:30pm
5/10 7:30am - 5:00pm
5/11 7:30am (Breakfast and Golf)
Event Location Thursday - Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Ivins, Utah
Friday - Marriott Courtyard, St. George
Event Sponsor/Co-Sponsors

Federal Bar Association-Utah Chapter

Utah State Bar Litigatoin Section

Southern Utah Bar Association

Event Cost See Brochure
CLE Credit
9 Hrs. (including 1 hr. Ethics and 1 hr. Civility and Professionalism)


Official Brochure

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Reception with the Judges (light refreshments)

7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Entertainment by Tuacahn Professional Actors

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Reception Keynote
“It’s Not the Fruit It’s the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Ills”
Sean Carter, Humorist at Law

7:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast

7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome
Juliette White, Parsons, Behle & Latimer

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 2013 Federal Courts Update
Hon. Ted Stewart, District of Utah
Hon. William Thurman, District of Utah
Hon. Brooke Wells, District of Utah
Mark Jones, Chief Clerk, District of Utah
David Barlow, United States Attorney, District of Utah
Moderator, Benson Hathaway, Kirton & McConkie

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Technology in the Courtroom - The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly
Hon. David Nuffer
Hon. Clark Waddoups
Erik Olson, Olson Trial Lawyers

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. My First Months on the Bench: Initial Impressions
Hon. Robert Shelby
Introduced by Curtis M. Jensen, Snow Jensen & Reese

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Legal Writing and the New Summary Judgment Rules: What You Need to Know
Hon. Clark Waddoups
Robert Clark, Parr, Brown Gee & Loveless

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Hard Work of Understanding the Constitution
Thomas Griffith, U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Introduction of Speaker: Robert Clark, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Efficient Discovery: Best Practices
Hon. Eve Furse
Hon. Paul Warner
Introduced by Parker Douglas, Federal Defender’s Office

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Adverse Effects of Implicit Bias and Micro-Inequities in the Workplace: Much Ado About Something
Richard Martell, Ph.D
Introduced by Erik Strindberg, Strindberg & Scholnick

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Selected Readings from Night Court at High Noon:
Reflections of a Small Town Judge
Hon. Robert Braithwaite
Introduced by Bryan Pattison, Durham Jones & Pinegar

3:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Five Underused Rules of Evidence
Hon. Dale Kimball
Hon. David Nuffer
Hon. Brooke Wells
Jonathan Hafen, Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless

4:15 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. The Roles and Responsibilities of Bankruptcy Trustees
Hon. William Thurman
Kevin Anderson, Chapter 13 US Bankruptcy Trustee
Michael Thomson, Dorsey & Whitney

Light Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.
On Saturday, May 11th, join us for a scramble golf tournament at the beautiful Coral Canyon Golf Course. Designed by golf course architect Keith Foster, Coral Canyon Golf Course provides a rare opportunity for you to enjoy luxurious golf at the doorway to some of the world's most famed natural wonders.

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