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February 5, 2007

February 2007 e.Bulletin

2007 Spring Convention in St. George – March 8-10, 2007
Casemaker SuperCode Feature Available!
New House Counsel Rule in Place
ABA TechShow Early Registration Deadline – February 9th
Member Benefit Highlight - DirectPointe
Member Benefit Highlight - T-Mobile


2007 Spring Convention in St. George – March 8-10, 2007
With only 5 weeks left, now is the time to plan your annual trip to St. George for warm sunshine and great CLE programs. 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. Early registration discounts are in effect until February 23rd. For more information about the Convention: www.utahbar.org/cle/springconvention/Welcome.html.

Casemaker SuperCode Feature Available!

The free Casemaker service now includes a new feature called SuperCode. When searching in sections of the Utah Code library, you will now see a list of new legislation that impacts a given code section displayed to the right of the code. Casemaker is the free online legal research service available to active, inactive full-service and paralegal members of the Bar. To access Casemaker, click the Casemaker logo on the Bar’s page www.utahbar.org. To access your login and password, send a request to casemaker@utahbar.org.

New House Counsel Rule in Place

Attorneys who are currently serving as in-house counsel for a Utah employer but are not licensed in the state have until November 1, 2007 to file an application with the Bar. If their application is received before the grace period ends, any prior legal activity will not be referred to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and the attorney can continue to practice as house counsel for their employer while waiting for licensing approval. New house counsel entering the state have six months after establishing an office or residence to file an application. More information about the new House Counsel status is available at www.utahbar.org/admissions/rule20.html. Utah lawyers are encouraged to pass along this information to those who meet these requirements.

ABA TechShow Early Registration Deadline – February 9th

The 2007 ABA TechShow is set for March 22-24, 2007 in Chicago, IL. This premier legal technology conference includes a valuable slate of programs to help any lawyer better understand and use technology in their practice. The program features Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, renowned for her landmark Zubulake v. UBS Warburg decisions on establishing relevant factors for dealing with e-discovery. Utah State Bar members receive an extra $100 off the registration price for TechShow. To find out more about TechShow and to register, go to www.techshow.com. To receive the greatest discount make sure to register using the Association Discount Code option and enter the Utah State Bar code: PP733

Member Benefit Highlight - Directpointe

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February 6, 2007

Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following Utah court rules.

Summary of amendments

Rules of Juvenile Procedure
URJP 60. Judicial bypass procedure to authorize minor to consent to an abortion. Establishes an expedited procedure by which a minor can petition to bypass parental consent to an abortion. Original effective May 1, 2006. Amended effective May 10, 2006; January 31, 2007.

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February 8, 2007

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Supreme Court invites comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires March 28, 2007.

Summary of proposed amendments

Rules of Evidence

URE 0509. News reporters. New. Creates a privilege for news reporters. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.
URE 0702. Testimony by experts. Amend. Preserves and clarifies differences between the Utah and federal approaches to expert testimony. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.

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February 26, 2007

Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

Summary of Amendments

Rules of Civil Procedures
URCP 005. Service and filing of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Describes when the attorney and party must be served if the attorney has entered a limited appearance. Effective Date: April 1, 2007.
URCP 017. Parties plaintiff and defendant. Amend. Limits the requirement that a minor appear by a guardian or guardian ad litem to an unemancipated minor.
URCP 074. Withdrawal of counsel. Amend. Establishes the procedures for withdrawing from a limited appearance. Effective Date: April 1, 2007.
URCP 075. Limited appearance. New. Establishes the procedures for entering a limited appearance when a client, under the rules permitting unbundling legal services, hires an attorney for a limited purpose. Effective Date: April 1, 2007.

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