Moab, UT---The Grand County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for Nov. 8, 2010, to select candidates to replace Judge Aubrey E. Holderness who is retiring effective February 2011. The commission will meet at the Grand County Courthouse, 125 East Center Street.
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WHAT: The Utah Supreme Court periodically holds court sessions in other locations to provide an opportunity to enhance public understanding of the court’s work and to provide law students with an opportunity to see the Supreme Court in session.
Cases to be heard are as follows: (A summary of the cases is attached to the e-mail.)
State v. Hernandez, case no. 20090080-SC
State v. Morris, case no. 20090835-SC
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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ROBERT L. JEFFS
Unbundling Legal Services
Many people cannot afford to hire a lawyer for help with legal problems and many lawyers are looking for work. Limited scope representation or unbundled legal services is an affordable alternative for clients who are able to hire lawyers to provide pre-established specific services and enables lawyers to do meaningful work for some compensation. You can currently sign up to be listed on the Find a Utah Lawyer Directory and designate your willingness to provide limited legal work in up to four practice areas: Contracts, Divorce, Family Law, and Estate Planning. The directory will be expanded soon to include other areas. Limited scope representation has been approved by the Utah Supreme Court and is slowly becoming more popular as pro se litigants are seeking some outside help and clients recognize their ability to pay a limited amount for a discrete task. Rule 75 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure outlines the requirements for unbundled representation. Further, the Utah State Bar is providing a live CLE event on using unbundling to enhance your practice at this year’s Fall Forum and, additional unbundling information may be found at:
4.3 hour online self study CLE program: Limited Scope Representation Training (10/02/2009)
You may sign up for the Find a Utah Lawyer Directory at: http://www.utahbar.org/LRS/attorney_signup.html. Please consider providing limited scope representation. It will help you build your practice and will provide valuable services to a segment of the public who may otherwise be unable to employ an attorney.
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JUSTICE COURT VACANCIES
Cache County, UT—The Cache County Nominating Commission has selected nominees for upcoming vacancies in the Providence Justice Court and Logan Justice Court. The Providence position will replace Judge Allan D. Vail who will retire effective February 2011. The Logan position will replace Judge Cheryl Russell who has passed away.
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Center Now Assisting Self-Help Parties in First Judicial District
Salt Lake City, Utah— The Utah State Courts has expanded its Self-Help Center services to the 1st Judicial District, which include Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties. The Self-Help Center assists individuals who are representing themselves in court to better understand court processes.
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The Supreme Court and the Judicial Council invite comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires January 12, 2011.
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Moab, UT—The Grand County Nominating Commission has selected nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Grand County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Aubrey E. Holderness who is retiring effective Feb. 7, 2011.
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