Young Lawyers represent the next generation of dynamic, innovative leaders. A Seat at the Table encourages young attorneys to get involved in their communities, educating them on what it takes to run for office, serve on local, state, and nonprofit boards and commissions, and to advocate on issues of importance to young lawyers and the legal profession.
Democratic Debate Watch Party: November 2020 Location: TBD Time: TBD
What: Come join YLD and play Democratic Debate B-I-N-G-O at a local downtown bar. **The DNC has not yet announced the November date, but likely the 2nd week in November**
Running for Office 101: January 15, 2020 Location: Utah State Capitol Board Room, Utah State Capitol Building (2nd Floor) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
What: Come listen to a qualified panel of campaign experts and those who have worked with other industry groups like doctors in managing their campaigns. Panel will be moderated by Mike Squires who ran for the Utah State Senate while in law school. Panel will feature Representative Stoddard (District 44) who successfully ran for the Utah State Legislature as a young attorney; Casey Hill who has served as a lobbyist, and campaign manager to several successful state and local candidates, and Justin Hill the Utah State Director of Elections who will break down everything you need to know to file an run. **Heavy appetizers will be served.**
Why Get Involved in Nonprofits? March 2020 Location: Utah Law and Justice Center, 645200 E, Salt Lake City, UT Time: 6:30-7:30pm
What: Come listen to a qualified panel of nonprofit Executive Directors and attorneys, who will address how attorneys can get involved in nonprofits and how it may be helpful for lawyers to serve on a nonprofit’s board of directors. Panel will be moderated by Scotti Hill, staff attorney for the Utah State Bar's Access to Justice Office. Panel will feature Rob Moolman, Executive Director of the Utah Pride Center, Sarah Wright, Executive Director of Utah Clean Energy, and ONE ADDITIONAL ED TBD, as well as three attorneys who serve on the boards of their respective non-profits.
Judgeships Event: Becoming a Judge 101: April 2020 Location: Utah State Bar Office Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What: Join us in a panel discussion with several of our local, recently appointed judges, as they detail their respective journeys to the bench. Discussion topics will include the judges’ prior work experience and background, the application and appointment process, and the pros/cons of life as a judge. **Light refreshments will be served.**
Bar President-elect: Nominations to the office of Bar President-elect are hereby solicited. Applicants for the office of President-elect must submit their notice of candidacy to the Board of Bar Commissioners by January 2, 2020. Applicants are given time at the January Board meeting to present their views. Secret balloting for nomination by the Board to run for the office of President-elect will then commence. Any candidate receiving the Commissioners' majority votes shall be nominated to run for the office of President-elect. Balloting shall continue until two nominees are selected. Election information is available here. If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact John C. Baldwin at (801) 531-9077 or via email.
Bar Commissioners: Nominations to the office of Bar Commissioner are hereby solicited for three members from the Third Division, each to serve a three-year term. Terms will begin in July 2020. To be eligible for the office of Commissioner from a division, the nominee's business mailing address must be in that division as shown by the records of the Bar. Applicants must be nominated by a written petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing whose business mailing addresses are in the division from which the election is to be held. Nominating petitions are available here. Completed petitions must be submitted to John Baldwin, Executive Director, no later than February 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
District, Juvenile, and Appellate Court Judicial Positions To view all vacancies, please visit Utah's Judicial Vacancies page.
Justice Court Judicial Positions To receive email notifications of recently opened Justice Court judicial vacancies, please email your name, and preferred email address to email@example.com.
Running for Political Office (Details coming soon)
Non-profits / Community Involvement Pediatric Cancer Nonprofit Seeking Board Members Act locally to make the world a better place! Serve on a nonprofit board for a Utah nonprofit serving kids with cancer and similar disorders.
We are seeking a Utah-based lawyer to join our Board of Directors in February 2020. Prospective board members must be willing to make a 4-year commitment to serve Camp Hobé. Our Board meets four times a year (3 live meetings, 1 conference call) to:
Review the organization’s mission and policies for its operation, ensuring that the provisions of the organization’s charter and bylaws are being followed.
Review the organization’s overall program from year to year and engage in longer-range planning to establish its general course for the future.
Review budget and fiscal policy.
Provide adequate resources for the activities of the organization through direct financial contributions and a commitment to fundraising. Board members are expected to make Camp Hobé their top nonprofit organization, by making their own personal gift each year, and by participating in activities to generate income for our organization.
Maintain a communication link to the community by promoting the work of the organization.
Our board nomination process includes a brief nomination form, reference checks, and an intake interview. Submit the completed nomination form and a CV/resume to our office by January 1st Nominations from prospective board members are reviewed and voted on each February. New board members are oriented to organization culture and their specific duties each spring. To learn more, visit camphobekids.org or contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-631-2742