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FREE CLE: Advising Families Facing Deportation
Date: March 13, 2017
Location: Large Conference Room A, Main Floor, Matheson Courthouse
The Self-Help Center and the State Law Library are experiencing a significant increase in requests from people about what to do to protect their families and assets in case a parent or other family member is suddenly deported. People need accurate, clear information about the legal tools available to them for planning ahead, including minor guardianship, delegation of parental authority, powers of attorney, housing and other contracts, and care plans. Many of these state-based legal issues intersect with immigration law.
This CLE aims to inform lawyers volunteering with the Lawyer of the Day program, the commissioner pro se calendars, and the various free legal clinics about available resources and advising people in crisis. Materials will be provided.
To register and for further information, contact Mary Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free CLE: Trial Prep and Tips Panel
Date: March 16, 2017: Trial Prep. and Tips Panel
Location: Federal Courthouse, 351 S. West Temple
CLE: 1 hour
Join Trevor Lang, Torie Finlayson, and Ryan Holton for a panel discussion on trial preparation. Please register here. Registration is capped at 75 people.
ABA YLD Mountain West States Regional Summit
Date: March 30-April 2
Location: Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New Mexico YLD is hosting a YLD conference this year. Programming will address law practice and courtroom skills for young lawyers, bar service and leadership, the future of the legal profession in the Mountain West region, and an in-depth discussion of the Uniform Bar and reciprocity.
For more information, contact Tomas Garcia at email@example.com.
Domestic Lawyer's Academy
Dates: March 8, March 22, April 5, April 26, or self-study
This is a new opportunity to develop a domestic practice by seeing a pro bono case through the entire process, with support at each step of the way. Cases are available in all judicial districts with trainings held remotely over conference and video call. Utah Legal Services will provide access to newly developed online CLE self-study learning modules along with mentorship from an experienced family law lawyer.
To sign up, please email Brooke Robinson, Utah Legal Services Director of Pro Bono at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-376-6766 ext. 3524.
Fit2Practice CLE: Call for questions
YLD will be hosting a CLE in March that will focus on mental, physical, and emotional health. There will be a panelist of three therapists who will answer questions. Please submit any questions on managing stress, dealing with burnout, menal fatigue, setting boundaries with clients, etc., to Jaelynn Jenkins (Jaelynn@mountainwestlaw.com).
Bar Review in Utah County
Location: BYU Law School's Burn's Memorial Lounge
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Come join the Litigation Section, Fourth District judges and commissioners, and fellow lawyers. There will be appetizers and beverages.
Please RSVP to email@example.com
"And Justice For All" Law Day 5K Run & Walk
Location: University of Utah
Date: May 6, 2017
YLD will have a team for the 35th Annual “And Justice For All” Law Day 5K Run & Walk, held on May 6, 2017. The cost of the race is $30 per participant (prior to April 27, 2017, $35 thereafter) and alternatives to running or walking the race include participating in an “in absentia” division, a chaise lounge division, a wheelchair division, and a baby stroller division.
All proceeds from the race benefit Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, Disability Law Center, and Utah Legal Services. Last year’s race raised over $50,000 in support of these programs. Please join YLD in supporting this event. To register as a part of YLD please enter YLD17 into the “coupon code” box and click “apply.” In addition to participating in the race and providing to a worthy your cause, your support through using the YLD coupon code will also make YLD eligible to receive a prize for its recruiting efforts.
For more information about the Law Day Run and to register for the race, please visit here: http://andjusticeforall.org/law-day-5k-run-walk/. If you experience any difficulties in registering for the race as part of YLD, please contact Jeff Simcox at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Law Day Luncheon
Location: Downtown Salt Lake Marriott, 75 S. West Temple
Date: May 1, 2017
We are excited to honor the award recipients and celebrate the theme, “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.” Professor Clifford Rosky of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law will be our keynote speaker.
Further information about the event and awards will be forthcoming.
Cybersecurity Awareness Series: Legal Obligations & Best Practices to Protect Intellectual Property from Cyberattacks
Location: Adobe (Lehi Campus), 3900 Adobe Way, Lehi, Utah
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Utah Bar Association and Braintrace are presenting a day-long event focusing on industry-led best practices and solutions to protect intellectual property and trade secrets from cybercriminals. Discussions will include laws, regulations, and ethical requirements of law firms; best practices; ensuring your firm and vendors have sufficient cybersecurity measures; insurance; and next-generation technology that will protect against such attacks.
Contact Magaji Edwards (MEdwards@Braintrace.com) for registration information.
Serving Our Seniors
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 9-10am (CLE); 10am-12pm (clinic)
Location: Draper Senior Center
Come learn how to draft durable powers of attorney and health care directives at a free one-hour CLE. Then assist seniors in a clinic drafting those documents. To sign up for the CLE and volunteer at the clinic, or to sign a senior up for an appointment, please email ServingOurSeniorsYLD@gmail.com or call 801-382-9735 and leave a message.
Project Street Youth
Location: Homeless Youth Resource Center, 888 S. 400 W., Salt Lake City
Time: Monday through Friday, 4-6pm
Project Street Youth is in need of volunteers during the week from 4 to 6 to simply provide consults. No expertise in any field is necessary. The consults are basically issue spotting, taking down the name and information of the individual, and providing a brief description of the issue, then passing that information to Todd Livingston, the Project Street Youth Chair. The consults are provided on the first floor at a table in the corner in front of the food service area.
Please contact Todd Livingston with questions: email@example.com.
West Jordan Landlord/Teant Pro Se Calendar
Location: West Jordan Courthouse
Time: Tuesdays at 8:30am
Sign up to volunteer for the West Jordan Landlord Tenant Pro Se Calendar, a limited scope legal clinic where attorneys provide advice and representation at a single hearing for pro se individuals. It’s an extremely effective way to do pro bono, and you’re only on the hook for a couple hours.
The calendar takes places every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the West Jordan Courthouse, and rotates through all the judges at the court. Click hereto sign up. We’re trying to get three attorney volunteers per week.
This calendar is providing a much needed service to pro se individuals involved in immediate occupancy hearings. We will have supervisory attorneys present, so don’t worry if you’re not entirely confident with landlord tenant law yet.
We also have a debt collection calendar and family law calendars that function the same way – if you’re interested in those areas of law, reach out and Tyler Needham can get you signed up.
To sign up, contact Tyler Needham at Tyler.Needham@utahbar.org.
Call for Applications and Articles
Call for Applications
The YLD Board is looking for individuals to serve as liaisons for central and southern Utah. YLD is also looking for someone who can help with Wills for Heroes. Please submit you resume and cover letter expressing interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Bar Journal Articles
If you'd like to publish an article for the YLD section of the Bar Journal, please send a copy of your article ot email@example.com
Call for Blog Posts
YLD will be revamping its website soon. If you have published an article online that we could share or would like to contribute to the YLD blog (through a short 300- to 500-word article about tips for practice or substantive legal analysis), please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.