Schedule & Materials - 2015 Spring Convention in St. George, Utah

UTAH STATE BAR
Spring Convention
2015
in St. George
Photo courtesy of visitstgeorge.com
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APPROVED FOR UP TO
HRS.
CLE CREDIT
Including up to 2 Ethics
and 1 Prof./Civ.
March 12–14
DIXIE CENTER AT ST. GEORGE
1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah
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Thursday, March 12
6:00 pm –
8:00 pm
Opening Reception & Silent Auction
(See “Sporting Events & Other Activities” on Page 6 for further information.)
Sponsored by: Kaufman, Nichols, Olds & Kaufman
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Snow Jensen & Reece
Photo courtesy of Dana Sohm
Friday, March 13
8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by:
8:30 am –
10:00 am
Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen
Kipp and Christian
Holland & Hart
Kirton McConkie
PROF. JONATHAN TURLEY is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from
constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. After a stint at Tulane Law School, Professor Turley joined the GW Law
faculty in 1990, and in 1998, became the youngest chaired professor in the school’s history.
Opening Session
Hon. Eric A. Ludlow and Patrick C. Burt,
Spring Convention Co-Chairs
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HR.
CLE CREDIT
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Jonathan Turley –
The George Washington University Law School
The Rise and Fall Of Free Speech In The West
(exploring the growing attacks on free speech
from hate speech laws to anti discrimination laws)
He is the founder and executive director of the Project for Older Prisoners (POPS). He has written more than three dozen
academic articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals including those of Cornell, Duke, Georgetown,
Harvard, and Northwestern Universities, among others. He most recently completed a three-part study of the historical and
constitutional evolution of the military system.
Professor Turley has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades, including his representation
of the Area 51 workers at a secret air base in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand
jury in Colorado; Dr. Eric Foretich, the husband in the Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy; and four former U.S.
Attorney Generals during the Clinton impeachment litigation. Professor Turley also has served as counsel in a variety of national security and
terrorism cases, and has been ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers handling military cases.
He has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues, and is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional
and statutory issues as well as tort reform legislation. He also is a nationally recognized legal commentator; he ranked 38th in the top 100 most cited
‘public intellectuals’ in a recent study by Judge Richard Posner and was found to be the second most cited law professor in the country.
10:00 am –
10:15 am
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by: Bingham, Snow & Caldwell, LLP
Snow Christensen & Martineau
Christensen & Jensen TraskBritt
10:15 am –
11:15 am
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C
1
HR.
CLE CREDIT
LITIGATION
Improving Appellate Advocacy –
A Panel Discussion
Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant
– Utah Supreme Court
Bryan J. Pattison – Durham Jones
& Pinegar
Troy L. Booher – Zimmerman
Jones Booher LLC
Stanford E. Purser – Utah Attorney
General’s Office
Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough
B TRANSACTIONAL
Are Those Waters?
An Overview of the Scope of the
Federal Clean Water Act
Lisa A. Kirschner – Parsons Behle
& Latimer
GENERAL I
Cont….The Rise and Fall Of Free
Speech In The West (exploring the
growing attacks on free speech
from hate speech laws to anti
discrimination laws)
Prof. Jonathan Turley –
The George Washington
University Law School
Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless
Winward Law, PLLC
D GENERAL II
What is Patentable and What is Not:
How General Practitioners Can
Help Clients Identify and Protect
Patentable Technology
Christopher L. Wight – Bateman I.P.
E
GENERAL III
Employment Law in Administrative
Forums
Erik Strindberg – Strindberg &
Scholnick
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Friday, March 13 continued
11:15 am –
11:30 am
11:30 am –
12:30 pm
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by: Babcock, Scott & Babcock Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C. Bradley C. Harr, PC
Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson
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H GENERAL I
LITIGATION
1
Marshalling Evidence
Kyle E. Witherspoon – Dorsey &
Whitney
Eric B. Vogeler – Bennett Tueller
Johnson & Deere
12:45 pm –
1:45 pm
Lunch Keynote
HR.
CLE CREDIT
1
HR.
CLE CREDIT
State of the Internet
Benjamin J. Holt – Stoel Rives
Brian Holt – Developer, reddit
1:45 pm –
2:00 pm
Break 2:00 pm –
3:00 pm
K
1
HR.
G TRANSACTIONAL
Bankruptcy 101
Michael F. Thomson – Dorsey
& Whitney LLP
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Update
Kent B. Alderman – Lewis Hansen
Waldo Pleshe Flanders, LLC
Fabian Law
Workman/Nydegger
I GENERAL II
What Goes on Behind Closed Doors in
Mediation
Heather L. Thuet – Christensen & Jensen
Steve O. Kelson – Christensen & Jensen
Nate D. Alder – Christensen & Jensen
Edward B. Havas – Dewsnup King and
Olsen
Karin Hobbs – Hobbs Mediation
BEN HOLT is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on
global patent prosecution, portfolio management/strategy and intellectual
property with industry experience in software, cloud computing, Internet
technologies, databases, web applications, mobile applications, video
game systems, electronics, medical devices, secure communications,
electronic forensics and embedded systems. He counsels Fortune 500
companies, mid-size companies, foreign entities and start-ups. As part of
his practice, Ben advises clients on infringement and validity issues when
needed. Because he is trained in engineering, computer science, business
and law, Ben is able to help engineers, scientists and business people craft
solutions while satisfying the requirements of the law. In a prior career, Ben was a lead embedded
systems engineer having performed real-time coding, dynamic driver loading, hardware debugging,
messaging and server-side application programming.
GENERAL I
Business Immigration for the Non-Immigration Lawyers
Jonathan Benson – Immigrant Defenders Law Group, PLLC
Skyler K. Anderson – Immigrant Defenders Law Group, PLLC
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GENERAL II
How Evidence-Based Practices Are Transforming Criminal Law
(and Other Practice Areas Too)
Benjamin D. Gordon – Benjamin D. Gordon, PC
J GENERAL III
Employment Law Issues in
Health Care
Sammi V. Anderson – Manning
Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar
BRIAN HOLT is presently the
redditgifts front developer at reddit.
This essentially means he gets paid
to use JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
to help you connect to the world
around you, gain deep and
meaningful insight, and look at cat
pictures for hours. When not saving
the world one line of JavaScript at
time, Brian loves to ski, mountain
bike, trail run, and hang out with his wife and Havanese
puppy. Brian is currently a resident of the Bay Area.
M GENERAL III
Avoiding Law Firm Liability for Identity Theft
Douglas R. Short – President, Identity Theft Protection
Association
Jake Hiller – Owner, INTELITECHS
CLE CREDIT
2015 Spring Convention Exhibitors
Aptegra Consulting, Inc.
Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Blomquist Hale Consulting –
Lawyers Assistance Program
GreenFiling
H-11 Digital Forensics
Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Lawyers Insurance Alliance
LexisNexis
MARSH
Pro Bono Commission
Sage Forensic Accounting
Tybera Development Group, Inc.
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Friday, March 13 continued
2:30 pm
“Spoiling Yet Another Good Walk” Golf Tournament
Sunbrook Golf Course. For women, men and couples. For more information see “Sporting Events and Other Activities” on page 6, or contact
Richard Dibblee at (801) 297-7029. Be sure to provide foursome information on your Registration Form (page 7).
3:30 pm
The Quinn Essential Bicycle Ride
Riders in the Judge Quinn Memorial Awareness Ride should meet at Confluence Park in St. George for a 17–20 mile ride.
See “Sporting Events and Other Activities” on page 6 for more information.
6:00 pm –
8:30 pm*
Utah State Bar Film Presentation
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“Dummy”
Panelists: Leslie A. Lewis, Philip Fishler – Strong & Hanni
*End time depends on the length of the film and panel discussion.
HRS.
CLE CREDIT
NEW DAY & TIME!
Saturday, March 14
8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by:
8:30 am –
9:00 am
Ballard Spahr LLP Snell & Wilmer Durham, Jones & Pinegar
Thorpe, North & Western
Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy
Awards Presentation
Angelina Tsu, President-Elect, Utah State Bar
Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award – Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession
Raymond S. Uno Award – Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession
2015 Spring Convention Sponsors
Babcock, Scott & Babcock
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bingham Snow & Caldwell, LLP
Bradley C. Harr, PC
Christensen & Jensen
Clyde Snow & Sessions
Cohne, Rappaport & Segal
DeBry & Associates
Durham, Jones & Pinegar
Fabian Law
Kaufman, Nichols, Olds & Kaufman
Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.
Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen
Holland & Hart
Hughes Thompson Randall & Mellen, PC
JensenBayles, LLP
Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough
Kipp and Christian
Randy S. Kester
Kirton McConkie
Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Ray, Quinney & Nebeker
Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson
Snell & Wilmer
Snow Christensen & Martineau
Snow Jensen & Reece
Strong & Hanni
Thorpe, North & Western
TraskBritt
Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy
Winward Law, PLLC
Workman/Nydegger
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Saturday, March 14 continued
9:00 am –
10:00 am
1
HR.
ETHICS
CREDIT
10:00 am –
10:15 am
Keynote Speaker
Who What Why How and Where of Paralegal Utilization
Toni Marsh – Associate Professor, Program Director,
College of Professional Studies,
George Washington University
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by: JensenBayles, LLP
10:15 am –
11:15 am
1
HR.
CLE CREDIT
11:15 am –
11:30 am
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LITIGATION
Advanced Legal Writing
Judge Stephen L. Roth – Utah Court of
Appeals
Professor Kristin Gerdy – BYU Law School
Troy L. Booher – Zimmerman Jones Booher,
LLC
Randy S. Kester
O TRANSACTIONAL
An Introduction to Legal Issues in Mixed Use
Developments
Kirk Grimshaw – Kirton McConkie
1
HR.
P GENERAL I
Strong & Hanni
Who What Why How and Where of Paralegal
Utilization Panel Discussion
Toni Marsh – Director, The George
Washington University Paralegal Studies
Programs
Q GENERAL II
Family Law 101
Jared T. Hales – Law Office of Jared T. Hales
ETHICS CREDIT
Refreshment Break
Sponsored by: Cohne, Rappaport & Segal
DeBry & Associates
11:30 am –
12:30 pm
TONI MARSH is the founding director of the GW paralegal studies program, which comprises a campus-based
Master’s degree and Graduate Certificate and a fully online Master’s degree. The online program has won awards for
the best online course in the country (AAfPE 2009) and the 2010 National Program of Excellence (UCEA 2010).
Professor Marsh designed and launched the paralegal program at UNC, Charlotte, which now enjoys the highest
exam passage rate in the state. She has designed and taught several courses for the Georgetown University paralegal
studies program, where she led the ABA approval project. Professor Marsh designed and is about to launch an
international paralegal clinic in Tanzania, in which GW students will work alongside Tanzanian paralegal to provide
legal services to villagers, while training Tanzanian students as paralegals.
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LITIGATION
Class Actions: Certification and Other Issues
Jefferson W. Gross – Burbidge Mitchell &
Gross
S TRANSACTIONAL
Clyde Snow & Sessions
Hughes Thompson Randall & Mellen, PC
Changes in Adm. Law on the DEQ
Laura J. Lockhart – Assistant Utah Attorney
General
Michael A. Zody – Parsons Behle & Latimer
CLE CREDIT
T GENERAL I
Grandparent Visitation Rights in Utah:
Are They Dead?
Bryant J. McConkie – Ray Quinney &
Nebeker
U GENERAL II
Ethics from the Experts:
Judicial Perspective on Ethics and
Professionalism
PROF./CIV. CREDIT
2015 Spring Convention Committee Members
Co-Chairs: Patrick C. Burt and Hon. Eric A. Ludlow with Angelina Tsu, Jon Hafen, Colleen Bell, Stan Purser, Nathan Scharton, Jamie Sorenson, Lori Jackson, Scott
Young, Lori Seppi, Richard Montierth, Carolyn Camp, Greg Misener, Blaine Rawson, Adam Caldwell, Karla Block, Nate White, Andy Hufford, Casey Jones, Pam Vickrey,
Christina Jepson, Heather Thuet, Heather Allen, Kirk Grimshaw, Doug Short, Mark Astling, Kyle Witherspoon
Sporting Events &
Other Activities
Thursday, March 12
Opening Reception & Silent Auction
6:00 – 8:00 pm, DIXIE
CENTER at St. George,
1835 Convention Center
Drive. The 13th Annual
“Secret Lives of Lawyers”
Silent Auction will take
place at the DIXIE
CENTER starting at the Opening Reception and
concluding at the Friday luncheon. All auction
proceeds will benefit “and Justice for all.”
Friday, March 13
“Spoiling Yet Another Good Walk”
Golf Tournament
2:30 pm/tee times
Sunbrook Golf Course
(435) 627-4400
The format is a four person
scramble (1 low ball) for
women, men and couples. The cost, $71, includes
green fees, cart, and tee prize. Prizes will be awarded
to special hole event winners. Put together your own
foursome or we will do it for you. For more information
contact Richard Dibblee, (801) 297-7029. Please
provide foursome information on the attached
Registration Form (page 7).
The Quinn Essential –
Judge Quinn Memorial Awareness Ride
Confluence Park, St.
George. Riders meet
at 3:30 pm at the
south end of the Dixie Center parking lot. Ride
begins at 4:00. Approx. 1.5 hour ride, ( 17–20 miles).
Cost: $25 for attorneys attending the Spring Convention
and their immediate family and friends, $35 for attorneys
NOT attending the Spring Convention and their
immediate family and friends. Net proceeds to be
donated to “and Justice for all” and to publicize
distracted driver and bike safety.
Spring Convention General Information
REGISTRATION DESK: North Lobby of the DIXIE CENTER at St. George, 1835 South Convention Center Drive.
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CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SESSIONS: All sessions held at the DIXIE CENTER at St. George.
BADGES: Your badge is your admission to all CLE and General Sessions as well as the Opening Reception. Spouses/Partners must also register and wear a
badge to attend CLE events.
CONVENTION ATTIRE: A primary function of the Convention is to provide a casual atmosphere that allows attendees to meet with their peers
from across the state. Therefore, the dress code is casual for the entire Convention.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require special accommodations, please contact the
Utah State Bar CLE Department, (801) 531-9077, at least one week prior to the Convention.
MANDATORY CLE: The Utah MCLE Board has approved the 2015 Spring Convention for up to 10 hours of CLE credit, which includes up to 1 hour
Professionalism/Civility, 2 hours for the CLE FILM PRESENTATION (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DAY & TIME: FRIDAY EVENING 6:00–8:30 pm),
1 hour for the Friday luncheon and 1 hour for the new Friday 2:00 pm breakouts. To ensure that you receive Utah MCLE credit, check in at the Registration Desk.
PROGRAM MATERIALS: A manual is provided which includes the complete agenda of CLE and Convention activities and events, awards and
keynote materials. All other breakout materials are available online and internet access is provided at the Convention center. Some additional materials are
provided at the speaker’s request.
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Only written or e-mail requests for refunds will be accepted. Such requests must be made to Richard Dibblee,
[email protected] The Bar has no desire to retain moneys paid by members unable to attend. However, guarantees and other related expenses
make the following refund schedule necessary. All cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee. Convention registration cancellations will be
accepted until February 27, 5:00 pm. No refunds will be provided for registration/activities after March 2. Questions? Please contact Richard, (801) 297-7029.
WI-FI WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL ATTENDEES COURTESY OF THE UTAH STATE BAR!
Hotel Accommodations
Room blocks at the following hotels have been reserved. (The number in parentheses following the hotel indicate the number of miles from the DIXIE
CENTER to that hotel.) You must indicate that you are with the Utah State Bar to receive the Bar rate. Room blocks will revert back to the hotel general
inventory on the dates indicated in parentheses following the room rate. Rates do not include tax – 11.45%.
Ambassador Inn (0.4) (435) 673-7900 / ambassadorinn.net
$100 including tax (2/02/15) Block Size: 10–DQ
Best Western Abbey Inn (1) (435) 652-1234 / bwabbeyinn.com
$129.95 nightly (2/02/15) Block Size: 16
Green Valley Spa & Resort (5) (435) 628-8060 / greenvalleyspa.com
$102–287 nightly (2/01/15) 10% discount for a 2 night min. stay
Block Size: 7 1–3 bdrm condos
Hampton Inn (3) (435) 652-1200 / hampton.com
$135 nightly (2/12/15) Block Size: 20–DQ
Clarion Suites (fka Comfort Suites) (1) (435) 673-7000 / stgeorgeclarionsuites.com
$100 nightly (2/02/15) Block Size: 10
Hilton Garden Inn (0.1) (435) 634-4100 / stgeorge.hgi.com
$132–K, $142–2Qs nightly (2/09/15) Block Size: 20
Comfort Inn (0.4) (435) 628-8544 / comfortinn.com/
$111 nightly (3/13/15) Block Size: 25
LaQuinta Inns & Suites (3) (435) 674-2664 / lq.com
$99 nightly (2/09/15) Block Size: 7–K
Courtyard by Marriott (4) (435) 986-0555 / marriott.com/courtyard/travel.mi
$143 nightly (2/15/15) Block Size: 8–Q / 7–K
Lexington Hotel & Conference Center (fka Holiday Inn) (3)
(435) 628-4235 / lexingtonhotels.com/property.cfm?idp=22049
$95 nightly (2/02/15) Block Size: 10
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (fka Hilton) (1) (435) 688-7477 / crystalinns.com
$99 nightly +$10 for poolside room (2/18/15) Block Size: 15–Q
Fairfield Inn (0.2) (435) 673-6066 / marriott.com
$99 nightly (2/13/15) Block Size: 10–DBL / 10–K
Ramada Inn (3) (800) 713-9435 / ramadainn.net
$109 nightly (2/12/15) Block Size: 15–DQ, 5–K
St. George Inn & Suites (fka Budget Inn & Suites) (1)
(435) 673-6661 / budgetinnstgeorge.com
$95 nightly (2/13/15) Block Size: 10–DQ
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Registration Form
Registration Instructions: Please use one form per attendee. Indicate the number of persons who will participate and the total dollar amount for each item. Registration materials provided in St. George will
have tickets and / or information for each of the events and activities designated. Registration and activity fees must be returned to the Bar on or before February 13, 2015 to avoid late fees. Reservations will
then be accepted on a space available basis only. Fees include MCLE fees, admission to CLE sessions, materials, Opening Reception & refreshment breaks. For Registration Cancellation refer to Page 6.
Attendee Information –
2015 Spring Convention in St. George
Name:
Bar Number:
Spouse/Partner (if registered):
Street Address:
City:
Office Telephone:
E-mail Address:
State:
Early Registration (on or before 2/13/15):
____ @ $300.00 = $__________
Late Registration (after 2/13/15):
____ @ $330.00 = $__________
Active Under 3
____ @ $155.00 = $__________
_________________________________________________
Paralegal Division Members:
____ @ $120.00 = $__________
_________________________________________________
Other Paralegals:
____ @ $170.00 = $__________
_________________________________________________
Non-Lawyer Spouse/Partner
(admission to CLE sessions, Opening
Reception & refreshment breaks)
____ @ $55.00
Opening Reception:
____ @ N/C
Friday Luncheon (Garden Room)
Golf Tournament:
Zip:
____ @ $71.00 = $__________
Foursome Players:_________________________________________________
= $________
Quinn Essential Awareness Ride –
____ @ N/C for paid registrants
MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND____ @ $20 for guests = $________
For attorneys & their friends/family who
ARE attending the Spring Convention:
____ @ $25.00 = $___________
For attorneys & their friends/family NOT
attending the Spring Convention:
____ @ $35.00 = $___________
TOTAL: $_____________
How to Register
By
Mail
Fill out the registration form, detach, fold, seal edges with
tape and return – with your check made payable to the
UTAH STATE BAR – to the address on back.
Online
Visit https://services.utahbar.org to register and pay online.
Please seal edges with tape only!
Place Postage
Stamp Here
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Utah State Bar
2015 Spring Convention in St. George
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111