ST. GEORGE – The Utah State Bar is convening nearly 350 attorneys in St. George March 14–16 for its Spring Convention, the Bar’s annual gathering of 25 years.
The Utah State Bar was established in 1931 and, under the authority of the Utah Supreme Court, regulates the practice of law. This includes administering the Bar exam, staffing the Office of Professional Conduct, and offering continuing legal education. Attorneys in Utah are required to attend 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years, including at least three hours of accredited ethics, with one of the three in professionalism and civility.
“March is an ideal time for our attorneys to get away to beautiful Southern Utah to earn up to 10 hours of continuing legal education,” Bar President Lori Nelson said.
The vision of the Utah State Bar is to lead society in the creation of a justice system that is understood, valued, respected, and accessible to all.
At the Spring Convention, the Bar will recognize two attorneys who have contributed to achieving these goals: The Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award for the advancement of women in the legal profession, and the Raymond S. Uno Award for the advancement of minorities in the legal profession.
The Bar’s Spring Convention features two dozen break-out sessions on topics from “Practicing Law in Southern Utah Courts” to “Social Media in the Workplace,” president-elect and candidate speeches, legislative updates, and keynote speeches on business practices.
Bar President-Elect Curtis Jensen has been a resident of St. George for 26 years and is one of the founding partners of Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C. Jensen said he enjoys the climate and quality of living offered in southern Utah.
“The peaceful, close-knit community is a desirable place to raise a family,” Jensen said. “As the economy continues to improve, St. George proves to still be one of the best communities to reside in.”
What: Utah State Bar 25th Annual Spring Convention
When: March 14-16
Where: Dixie Center St. George, 1835 Convention Center Dr • St. George
Website / Registration / Schedule: Utah State Bar Spring Convention in St. George
Contact: Communications Director Sean Toomey / 801-297-7059 / [email protected]
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