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May 3, 2005

e.Bulletin for May 2005

e.Bulletin for May 2005

Ballots in the Mail May 2nd – Due by May 31st
President-Elect Candidates
Bar Commission Candidates
New Utah Laws
Admitted in New York?
Need to Make a Referral?

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2005 Annual Convention - July 13 to 16 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Accommodation information is now available as a PDF document at the following address: http://www.utahbar.org/cle/annualconvention/sun_valley_accomodations05.pdf

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Ballots in the Mail May 2nd – Due by May 31st

Ballots for Bar Commission seats and the President-Elect position have been mailed out this week. Instructions for voting are included with the ballots; instructions must be followed and ballots must be returned by May 31, 2005 to be counted. This is an opportunity to have a voice in the operations and policies of your Utah State Bar.

President-Elect Candidates

The two candidates running for President-Elect are E. Russell (Rusty) Vetter and Augustus (Gus) G. Chin. Mr. Vetter and Mr. Chin are both currently Bar Commissioners for the Third Division. The winner will serve one year as President-Elect (2005-2006), then serve the following year as Bar President (2006-2007). For more information on these candidates, go to: www.utahbar.org/elections/

Bar Commission Candidates

There are three seats in the Third Division and one seat in the First Division up for election. In the First Division, Herm Olsen is running uncontested. In Third Division, the following five candidates are running: Michael B. Bennett, Dale B. Kimsey, Lori W. Nelson, Stephen W. Owens (incumbent) and Rodney G. Snow. Commission positions are for three year terms (with some limited exceptions). For more information on these candidates, see the Mar/Apr 2005 edition of the Utah Bar Journal, or check online at: www.utahbar.org/elections/ .

New Utah Laws

Springtime brings into effect a number of new Utah laws passed in the last Legislative Session. Two laws of note are: 1) HB 235 – Insurance Arbitration Amendments that provides in part "that a plaintiff injured in a motor vehicle accident can compel arbitration to resolve claims even after a lawsuit has been filed and where amount in controversy is $25,000 or less" www.le.state.ut.us/~2005/bills/hbillenr/hb0235.htm; and (2) HB 4 – Divorce Mediation Program which creates a mandatory mediation program for divorce actions www.le.state.ut.us/~2005/bills/hbillenr/hb0004.htm. These new laws (and more) can be found on the Legislature’s web site at www.le.state.ut.us.

Admitted in New York?

For those Utah lawyers also admitted to practice in the State of New York, you may want to check on your registration status. Recently the New York Courts released a new policy on Delinquent Registration. For more information go to www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad1/delinquent-registration.shtml.

Need to Make a Referral?

For lawyers who field client requests outside their practice expertise, you should know about the Bar’s online referral service. Clients can go online to www.utahbar.org/public/lawyer_referral_service_main.html and follow the instructions, or call toll free 1-866-661-5342 for more information and assistance.

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