The president of the American Bar Association will present the keynote address at the Utah State Bar’s 2012 Spring Convention in St. George.
ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will present the conference’s keynote address, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom” on Saturday, the final day of the two-day convention.
“We are honored that Mr. Robinson would accept our invitation to speak at the Utah State Bar’s spring convention, and are looking forward to hearing from someone with such experience and leadership in the profession,” said Utah State Bar President Rod Snow.
Robinson was elected to a one-year term as ABA president in August 2011. He has been an active member of the American Bar Association for 25 years, and is currently member-in-charge of the Northern Kentucky offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC, a regional law firm with offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana.
On Friday, two leading Utah businessmen, Ron Vandermyde and Lew Cramer, will deliver keynote speeches, “Leadership Principles for Lawyers: It’s not just for Law Firm Managers” and “Going Global.”
Also at the Spring Convention, training will begin on the Bar’s newly created pro bono initiative, “Lend a Learned Hand – Check Yes on Your License Application.” The statewide effort will aim to significantly increase access to legal services for low-income Utahns by matching them with volunteer pro bono attorneys in their geographic area.
And on Friday, the Utah State Bar will present the Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award and the Raymond S. Uno Award for the Advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession.
The 2012 Spring Convention is March 15-17 at the St. George Dixie Center. Utah State Bar members can earn up to 10 hours of continuing learning education credit for attendance. For more information and for a full schedule, visit http://www.utahbar.org/cle/springconvention/.