Utah State Bar May eBulletin
First "Attorneys Got Talent" Audition a Big Success; Election Results Announced
If you didn’t make it to our April Talent Show, you missed out! It was a great success. We have six performers who will advance to the Finals:

Judge Michael Leavitt, Guitarist; Sarah Starkey, hula- hoop; Derek Walton, Guitarist; Maya Anderson, Piano and Vocals; Robert Breeze, Comedian; and Rick Mortensen, Piano and Vocals.

Our next Talent Show auditions start at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 26. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun! Vote for your favorite performer! To Audition or RSVP email Christy at cabad@utahbar.org. Slots are filling fast so please do not delay.

The final Talent Show will be held Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 pm at the Brickyard Bar, 3000 S. Highland Drive. This is a great opportunity for judges, attorneys, and paralegals to get together and show off our skills. If you’re not on the Wasatch Front, Zoom auditions are available. 
Maya Anderson
Piano and Vocals
Derek Walton
Guitarist
Robert Breeze
Comedian
Rick Mortensen
Piano and Vocals
Sarah Starkey
Hula-Hoop
Judge Michael Leavitt
Guitarist
In other Bar news, the election results are in.  This year, as always, there were tough choices. Congratulations to President-elect Erik Christiansen, and Commissioners Matt Hansen from the Second Division, Beth Kennedy and Cara Tangaro from the Third Division, and Tom Bayles from the Fifth Division. The Bar is in their good hands going forward, and I’m excited for what the new commissioners and president-elect bring to the table.

The agenda for the Summer Convention in San Diego is coming together, and the program is shaping up to be excellent. Registration and hotel reservations are available, and rooms are filling up fast. Make sure you join us for “Sun, Sea, and CLE” in San Diego. 

Hope to see all of you at the Brickyard Bar on May 26!
Mandatory Online Licensing Scheduled to Begin June 6
The annual online licensing renewal process will begin the week of June 6, 2022, at which time you will receive an email outlining renewal instructions. This email will be sent to your email address of record.  Utah Supreme Court Rule 14-107 requires lawyers to provide their current e-mail address to the Bar.  If you need to update your email address of record, please contact onlineservices@utahbar.org.
Nominations Open for Summer Convention Awards
The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking nominations for the 2022 Summer Convention Awards. These Awards have a long history of publicly honoring those whose professionalism, public service, and personal dedication have significantly enhanced the administrations of justice, the delivery of legal services and the building up of the profession.
 
Please submit your nomination for a 2022 Summer Convention Award no later than Friday, May 20, 2022. Use the award form to propose your candidate in the following categories:
 
  1. Judge of the Year
  2. Lawyer of the Year
  3. Section of the Year
  4. Committee of the Year

In-Person Summer Convention Scheduled for July 6-9 at San Diego's Coronado Island
Start planning now to join us at Coronado Island's Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego July 6-9.

The Loews Coronado Bay is situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay.

Click Here For Group Rates Available June 29-July 15, 2022, based upon availability.

Guest Room Rates: Starting from $249 plus tax

Room Block Closes: June 1, 2022


Group Details:
Resort Fee Waived
10% Discount Off Spa Treatments
$15 Discounted Overnight Self-Parking
Erik Christiansen Elected Bar President-elect; Hansen, Kennedy, Tangaro and Bayles New Bar Commissioners
The Utah State Bar elections ended on April 15, with Erik Christiansen elected as Bar President-elect, Matt Hansen as Second Division Commissioner, Cara Tangaro and Beth Kennedy as Third Division Commissioners, and Tom Bayles as Fifth Division Commissioner.

Christiansen is a commercial litigation and trial attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He is a past chair of the litigation section and the Utah Securities Commission.

Hansen is a trial attorney with over 20 years' experience in civil and criminal litigation. Currently, he is deputy county attorney for Davis County, where he prosecutes special victim cases and felony criminal matters.

Kennedy is an appellate attorney with Zimmerman Booher in Salt Lake City. She clerked for Chief Justice Matthew Durrant, and was a case investigator for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center.

Bayles is an estate planning attorney. He has been a partner at ProvenLaw in St. George since 2003, and was president of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council and Southern Utah Bar Association.

Thanks to all the candidates this election cycle, and thanks to all who voted.
Matt Hansen
Second Division Commissioner
Beth Kennedy
Third Division Commissioner
Cara Tangaro
Third Division Commissioner
Tom Bayles
Fifth Division Commissioner
Young Lawyers Division Makes VOA Youth Center Prom a Success
On April 28, 2022, the Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD) joined forces with the Volunteers of America (VOA) Youth Resource Center to execute the annual “VOA Youth Prom,” an evening of dancing and dinner for dozens of teens.

The VOA is an emergency shelter that provides essential services including meals, showers, housing and employment assistance, and access to medical and mental health services for youth ranging from 15-22 years old.

For the past several years, YLD has volunteered for this event, which was cancelled for two years due to the health and safety restrictions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney Kate Conyers forged the relationship with VOA and has volunteered considerable efforts in assisting these underserved communities. 

At the most recent event, YLD brought a cohort of volunteers to assist youth in dress and suit fittings to wear that evening, and for some, to keep for job interviews. YLD also assisted in setting up the event and administering the dinner.

The event would not have been possible without the direction of Sam Dugan, YLD’s chair of the Unhoused Youth Section. In addition to the incredible members of VOA’s staff, YLD was pleased to work with Judges Diana Hagen (Utah Court of Appeals); Michele Christiansen Forster (Utah Court of Appeals); and Laura Scott (Third District Court).
Understanding Your CLE Compliance Cycle
CLE Compliance is Currently Changing from a Two-Year Reporting Period to an Annual Reporting Period  

Two Year CLE Reporting Period - These lawyers will comply with the old MCLE Rules and their final two-year CLE reporting period. 

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 CLE Reporting Period - the CLE requirement is 24 hours of accredited CLE, to include 2 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. The traditional live credit requirement has been suspended for this reporting period. Lawyers will have through June 30, 2022 to complete required CLE hours without paying late filing fees and through July 31, 2022 to file Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.  

PLEASE NOTE: Lawyers that comply with the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 reporting period will be required to change from a two-year CLE reporting period to an annual CLE reporting period.
 
Your next CLE Reporting Period will be: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 – the CLE requirement is 12 hours of accredited CLE, to include 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. At least 6 hours must be live, which may include in-person, remote group CLE or verified e-CLE. The remaining hours may include self-study or live CLE. 

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Annual CLE Reporting Period – These lawyers will comply with the new MCLE Rules and the annual CLE reporting period.   
 
July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022 CLE Reporting Period – the CLE requirement is 12 hours of accredited CLE, to include 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. The traditional live credit requirement has been suspended for this reporting period. Lawyers will have through June 30, 2022 to complete required CLE hours without paying late filing fees and through July 31, 2022 to file Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.  

Your next CLE Reporting Period will be: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 – the CLE requirement is 12 hours of accredited CLE, to include 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. At least 6 hours must be live, which may include in-person, remote group CLE or verified e-CLE. The remaining hours may include self-study or live CLE.   

The MCLE department is available for in-person or zoom training sessions for your organization.  

For a copy of the new MCLE rules, please visit https://utahbar.org/mcle. For questions, please email mclestaff@utahbar.org, or call 801.531.9077.
It's Well-Being Week in Law: How is Your Well-Being?
It's Well-Being Week in Law!

Whether you’re an individual, law firm, corporate legal department, government entity, law school, or other organization or consultant involved in the legal profession, we invite you to participate in the week's events. Each day this week, Watch the Bar's social media feeds for activities and information.

Listen to Martha Knudson talk about the week in her podcast.
"Wheels of Justice 5 Canyon Challenge" to Benefit "and Justice for All"
Wheels of Justice is a local nonprofit working to put an end to child abuse, including by supporting the legal services offered by “and Justice for All.” 

The Wheels of Justice’s annual 5 Canyons Bike Challenge is held each September. The 5 Canyons Challenge has route options for every fitness level, including one of the most challenging bike courses in the country. 

You can register at https://www.bikereg.com/52651. Use promo code AJFA10 for 10 percent off. Every penny of your registration fee will go to AJFA. You can also show your support by joining Wheels of Justice on Strava by clicking https://www.strava.com/clubs/77813.
Bar Offers Marketplace Featuring Vendors Offering Services to Licensees
The Utah State Bar has organized a Marketplace consisting of vendors offering services to Bar Licensees. These services are designed to help you in your practice. If you have questions or need additional information, please visit the Marketplace or contact the Utah State Bar. 
UCLI Sponsors Drive to Benefit the Ironhawk Domestic Violence Center
UCLI's Community Outreach Committee, in partnership with the Utah Tribal Relief Foundation, is collecting food, clothing, and household items for the Gentle Ironhawk domestic violence shelter on the Navajo Reservation. Donations can be made at the Utah State Bar Building May 19-20 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and May 21 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Financial donations can also be made directly to the Shelter.