January 28, 2013

YLD Mentoring Marathon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, the Utah State Bar graciously volunteered its offices as the Young Lawyers’ Division held its annual Mentoring Marathon and played host to almost 100 law students from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. After a lively and informative opening panel of distinguished speakers, including the Honorable Augustus Chin, the students split into groups for question-and-answer sessions with legal practitioners at every level, including the judiciary, private practice, solo practice, and government, among others. Students also had the opportunity to meet with hiring partners from a variety of law firms for a one-on-one resume review session, which proved very quite popular with the students. Many YLD board members contributed their time and talents to this worthy endeavor, including President Kate Conyers (Salt Lake Legal Defenders), Jesse Nix (Salt Lake Legal Defenders), Roger Tsai (Holland & Hart), and Charles Perschon (Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler), all of whom received high marks and positive feedback from the law students. This event is consistently well-attended, and the YLD looks forward to hosting the Mentoring Marathon again in 2014.

December 4, 2012

YLD Hosts Section Night

On November 20, 2012, YLD hosted its first Section Night event. The purpose of the event was to introduce young lawyers to the benefits of joining other sections of the Utah State Bar as well as related bar organizations. Representatives from twenty-five sections and seven committees of the Bar attended the event and provided information to attendees. Representatives from the Salt Lake County Bar Association, Federal Bar Section, Women Lawyers of Utah, Utah Minority Bar Association, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Utah State Law Library also attended the event. Young lawyers were able to sign up for sections they were interested in during the event. Young lawyers also had opportunities to mingle with the representatives and enjoy food and drinks. The event was successful and YLD will likely host the event again next May or August, 2013.

Wills for Heroes Davis County

On November 17, 2012 the Young Lawyer Division of the Utah State Bar held a Wills for Heroes event at the Davis County Sheriff's Office in Farmington Utah.

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November 19, 2012

Wills For Heroes - Vernal

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 we held our first Wills For Heroes event in the Uintah Basin. The event was held at the Vernal Police Department located at 374 E. Main, Vernal, UT 84078. The first responder contact for the event was Assistant Vernal Police Chief Keith Campbell. We had nine attorney volunteers at the event including Elizabeth, Kristin, and Blake from the Wills For HeroesCcommittee. Carma Harper from the Paralegal Division arranged our paralegals and witnesses for the event and Summer Shumway from the Bar provided our IT support. During the event we were able to assist approximately 30 first responders with their estate planning. The first responders, including Assistant Chief Campbell, were very appreciative and the event was a great success.

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April 1, 2010

Job Opportunity - Peterson Partners

Peterson Partners, a top performing middle market private equity fund with offices in Salt Lake City, is seeking candidates for a pre‐MBA Associate position. The fund makes leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in profitable, growing companies in the Western US. The ideal candidate will have experience in investment banking, management consulting, or private equity at a top firm. The position is available immediately. The Associate will be responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis relating to specific transactions and portfolio companies. This individual will play a critical support role for all members of the firm in originating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, structuring transactions, and maximizing the value of existing investments. The position will be highly quantitative and involve significant financial modeling and an intimate knowledge of finance and accounting. The ideal candidate will be a self starter with maturity, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an unstructured, entrepreneurial environment.
Specific job functions include:
- Provide detailed financial analysis and build financial models for potential investment
-Research various markets and opportunities across a number of industries
-Assist with all aspects of the due diligence process
-Draft and present investment memos and other analysis to the investment committee
-Provide analytical support to existing portfolio companies and assist with transactions involving
portfolio companies
Candidate Profile:
- Outstanding undergraduate academic performance (GPA) with focus on Business, Finance,
Accounting, Economics, etc.
-Strong knowledge and familiarity with all aspects of finance and accounting
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
-Excellent written and oral communications skills
Peterson Partners has an outstanding record of placing candidates into top business school programs and is seeking a two‐year commitment from qualified applicants. Compensation is market for the geography.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Grant Calder.

March 4, 2010

2010 and Justice For All/Young Lawyers Phone-a-Thon

Thursday, April 8, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We are asking for volunteers to join the Young Lawyers Division for the tenth annual “and Justice for all” Phone-a-thon to be held on Thursday, April 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jones Waldo law offices, located on the 15th Floor inside the U.S. Bank building – 170 S. Main Street.

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September 18, 2009

Walk Against Violence

Come help the Young Lawyer's Division of Utah and Women Lawyers of Utah kick off YWCA's Week Without Violence. On Friday October 16, at 4 p.m., YLD and WLU will host a Walk Against Violence in Liberty Park. The Walk will include both a 5K Fun Run and a 1K High-Heel Challenge. The cost is $30, $15 for children under 12, and $10 for children in strollers. We will have t-shirts and prizes, including prizes for the business with the most participants. The proceeds from the event will benefit YWCA Salt Lake City.

Register now at www.ywca.com.

For more information, please click HERE to see the official flyer or contact Jenifer Tomchak at jtomchak@parrbrown.com.

August 12, 2009

Job opening - Corporate counsel TIC Holdings, Inc.

Corporate Counsel
August 14, 2009 deadline

Corporate Counsel position within the Legal Department for TIC Holdings, Inc. (“TICH”). This position will be located in TICH’s Denver office but will require occasional travel to our headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and to other locations.

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June 1, 2009

Economic Stimulus Package for Lawyers: Surviving Today's Economy for Solos and All Size Firms

  • Event Date: 06/19/09

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Speaker: Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, Chair ABA Tech Show

  • Event Location: Utah Law & Justice Center

  • Event Sponsor: Utah State Bar & the Solo, Small Firm, & Rural Section

  • Event Cost: $85.00 for Members of the Solo Small Firm Section
    $185.00 for Non-Members (join the Solo Small firm Section for only $15.00 and receive the discounted member price, see registration page for details) Box lunches available for $12.00 each, or bring your own lunch.

  • CLE Credit: 6 hours CLE (1 addt'l hour for lunch)


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    May 18, 2009

    Networking Round Robin


    Meet young, local professionals face-to-face networking in a digital age

    June 26th @ 11:30 AM
    Zions Bank building / One South Main Street / 18th floor / Founders’ Room

    One dollar donation requested

    An afternoon of networking with accounting, legal, & finance professionals open to the first fifty participants – rsvp to Lauren (lw@uacpa.org). Bring a friend & plan to go to lunch with a new group of friends following.

    Sponsored by UACPA ProNet Council

    Questions? Contact Matt (mklein@deloitte.com)