The three-day meeting will feature daily keynote addresses, a variety of educational breakout sessions, and social and networking opportunities for attorneys and their families.
“This is an important event to help Utah’s lawyers stay at the forefront of current legal, business and economic issues,” said Utah State Bar President Rod Snow, who will conclude his year of service as Bar president at the event. “Every year, the Summer Convention is well attended because of its relevance to Utah State Bar members. This year is no different, and we’re looking forward to a successful event.”
At the opening session on Thursday, July 19, Snow will deliver his Report on the Utah State Bar, concluding his year of service as Bar president. Incoming Utah State Bar president Lori Nelson and Bar President-Elect Curtis Jensen will be sworn in to serve in those positions until July 2013.
Keynote addresses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be delivered by Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, professor Thomas D. Morgan of George Washington University Law School, and Jack Marshall, president and founder of ProEthics, Ltd.
On Saturday, Natalie Gochnour, chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, will also discuss the “State of Business” in Utah.
The Bar will honor many individuals and groups at the Summer Convention, including Judge of the Year, Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Distinguished Section (of the Bar), Outstanding Mentor Awards and Committee of the Year, as well as presentation of a Lifetime Service Award.
The 2012 Summer Convention is July 18-21 at the Sun Valley Lodge. Utah State Bar members can earn up to 15 hours of continuing learning education credit for attendance. For more information and for a full schedule, visit www.utahbar.org/cle/summerconvention/schedule.html.