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January 10, 2007

January e.Bulletin

* 2007 Spring Convention in St. George – March 8-10, 2007
* 2nd and 3rd Division Bar Commission Nominations Sought
* Spring Convention Award Nominations
* Encourage Your Paralegals To Join The Bar's Paralegal Division
* 3rd and 4th District Judicial Nominating Commissions
* After The Moratorium: The Future of Industrial Banks in Utah
* Food & Clothing Drive Thank You!

2007 Spring Convention in St. George – March 8-10, 2007

Mark your calendars now and plan to trade the snow and ice for the sun and fun of St. George. This year's Convention program provides a balance of fun, entertainment and stimulating CLE. Jon Gordon, best-selling author and "America's Energy Coach", will jump-start the Convention by equating energy with athletic performance, happiness, purpose, enthusiasm and professional success. The Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist, Pat Bagley, will highlight the dinner on Friday with his comedic view of the lighter side of the law and lawyers. The Saturday ethics keynote speaker, Todd Winegar, a Utah lawyer, will discuss "75 years of practicing law in Utah through the eyes of our senior lawyers." For more information about the Convention: www.utahbar.org/cle/springconvention/Welcome.html.

2nd and 3rd Division Bar Commission Nominations Sought

The Utah State Bar is seeking nominations of candidates to run for election of Bar Commission. Two positions are open in the Third Division and one is open for the Second Division. To be eligible a lawyer must have an active license status and a business mailing address on record for the respective Division. Applicants must be nominated by a written petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing. Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Bar office. Completed petitions must be received no later than February 10, 2007. For more information and petitions, contact Christy Abad at adminasst@utahbar.org. Nomination Petition

Spring Convention Award Nominations

The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking applications for two awards to be given at the 2007 Spring Convention. These awards include the Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award – given for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession, and the Raymond S. Uno Award – given for the Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession. Award applications must be submitted in writing to Christy Abad, Executive Secretary, 645 South 200 East, Suite 310, SLC, UT 84111, no later than Friday, January 12, 2007.

Encourage Your Paralegals To Join The Bar's Paralegal Division

Lawyers are encouraged to have their paralegals join the Paralegal Division of the Bar. Division members are qualified by education, experience or training that can assist members of the Bar in improving the quality and efficiency of the delivery of legal services and the practice of law. The Division offers excellent professional benefits including, among others, notification of CLE seminars, the Utah Bar Journal, and access to Blomquist Hale counseling services. For information about the Division: www.utahbar.org/sections/paralegals.

3rd and 4th District Judicial Nominating Commissions

The Bar Commission has nominated Charles R. Brown, Roger Christensen, Ralph Chamness, Mark Morris, Perrin Love and Sean Reyes to the Governor for service on the 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission and Richard Bradford, Ken Parkinson, Thomas Seiler, Paul Wake, Kent Willis and Michelle Wilson for service on the 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission. The Governor will select two from each list. We appreciate the 82 outstanding lawyers who sent in resumes for consideration.

After The Moratorium: The Future of Industrial Banks in Utah

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 12:00 noon the University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law presents this timely 1 hour seminar featuring: Scott Anderson, Zions First National Bank, Darryle Rude, Utah Department of Financial Institutions, Sheldon Woods, The Pitney Bowes Bank and President, Utah Association of Financial Services. The program will be held in the Sutherland Moot Court Room at the College of Law. For more information, contact Christian Johnson, Visiting Professor, University of Utah Law School, (801) 585-5073.

Food & Clothing Drive Thank You!

Thank you all who contributed to the 17th Annual Lawyers and Court Personnel Food and Clothing Drive. 2006 was a very successful year for the Drive.

January 29, 2007

COURT OF APPEALS MARKS TWENTY YEARS

Four of original seven judges remain on the bench

Salt Lake City, UT---The Utah Court of Appeals will mark 20 years of operation on February 3, 2007. The Court of Appeals was created to reduce appellate delay. In 1987, when the Court of Appeals began hearing cases, the Utah Supreme Court had a backlog of about 1,000 cases. About 500 of these cases were transferred to the Court of Appeals for disposition.

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COURT OF APPEALS MARKS TWENTY YEARS

Four of original seven judges remain on the bench

Salt Lake City, UT---The Utah Court of Appeals will mark 20 years of operation on February 3, 2007. The Court of Appeals was created to reduce appellate delay. In 1987, when the Court of Appeals began hearing cases, the Utah Supreme Court had a backlog of about 1,000 cases. About 500 of these cases were transferred to the Court of Appeals for disposition.

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