2015 Summer Convention

CLE Program Schedule


Welcome & Opening Remarks: Co-Chairs, 2017 Summer Convention
Hon. Robert J. Shelby and Amy F. Sorenson, Snell & Wilmer
Reports on the Utah State Bar: Robert O. Rice, President, Utah State Bar
Report on the State Judiciary: Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court
Report on the Federal Judiciary: Chief Judge David Nuffer, U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Report on the BYU Law School: Dean Gordon Smith
Report on the S.J. Quinney College of Law: Dean Robert Adler

Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Utah Lawyers Respond to the Plight of Refugees
James W. McConkie – Parker & McConkie
Bradley H. Parker – Parker& McConkie

What Every Real Property Attorney Needs To Know About Utah Water Law
Rosemary J. Beless – Fabian VanCott

Antitrust Compliance Programs: How to Help Your Client Avoid Antitrust Problems
Jonathan A. Dibble – Ray Quinney& Nebeker
Adam K. Richards – Ray Quinney & Nebeker

Mentors, Champions, Diversity, and Advancement — “You Can’t Be Who You Can’t See”
Justice Christine M. Durham – Utah Supreme Court
Hon. Michele M. Christiansen – Utah Court of Appeals
Hon. Laura S. Scott – 3rd District Court
Trystan B. Smith – Trystan Smith and Associates
Melanie J. Vartabedian – Ballard Spahr

Changes to Utah’s Non-Compete Laws and the Unprecedented Utah-based Non-Compete Research Study
Bryan K. Benard – Holland & Hart

How to Win Friends and Influence Judges
Hon. Paige M. Petersen – 3rd District Court
Hon. Laura S. Scott – 3rd District Court
Hon. Glen R. Dawson – 2nd District Court
Hon. Jill M. Pohlman – Utah Court of Appeals

Why Utah Leads the Nation in Bankruptcy Filings, and Financial Portents that Should Be on Your Radar
Hon. Kevin R. Anderson – U.S.
Bankruptcy Court of Utah

Cybersecurity Preparedness: Building a Legal Firewall to Defend Against the Inevitable
James P. Melendres – Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix Office

Succession Planning and Wealth Transfer
Gregory C. Zaugg – The McCullough Group

Small Claims Jury Trials
Hon. Kate A. Toomey – Utah Court of Appeals
Judge Catherine J. Hoskins – Syracuse Justice Court
Keisa L. Williams – Assoc. General Counsel, AOC


Bryan Stevenson – Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Moderated by: Deanell R. Tacha – Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law

You Don’t Have to be a Jerk to be a Great Trial Lawyer
Hon. Stephen L. Roth – Utah Court of Appeals
Hon. Clark Waddoups – U.S. District Court for
the District of Utah
Jonathan O. Hafen – Parr Brown

Overview of the SEC’s Whistleblower Office
Jane Norberg – Chief, Office of the
Whistleblower, Securities &
Exchange Commission

The State of the 4th Estate – Media Law
Final Presentation
Prof. Eugene Volokh – UCLA School of Law
Jeffrey J. Hunt – Parr Brown
Paul S. Edwards – Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff,
Communications & Policy Moderator: Mark R. Gaylord – Ballard Spahr

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act – Advice for Counsel
Perry S. Clegg – Clegg PC
Christopher B. Hadley – Holland & Hart

How to Build Your Brand as a Young Lawyer
Nicole Abboud – Gen Why Lawyer


67 Years of Family Law Success in 60 Minutes
David S. Dolowitz – Dolowitz
Hunnicutt PLLC
James M. Hunnicutt –
Dolowitz Hunnicutt PLLC

When Politics, Religion, and Employment Collide: How to Navigate Political and/or Religious Discussion in the Workplace
Utah Anit-Dsic Compromise
Scenario 1

Sen. Todd D. Weiler – District 23

When FDA Regulation Meets Your Client’s Business: What the Non-healthcare
Lawyer Needs to Know

Challenging the FDA
Challenging the FDA-Exhibit 1
GMP for Drugs
Kenneth S. Bayer – Kenneth S. Bayer Law

Pro bono for Attorneys: During Your Career and Beyond
Pro Bono In Your Own Time
List of Pro Bono Projects
Rule 14
Hon. Barry G. Lawrence – 3rd District Court
Hon. Paige M. Peterson – 3rd District Court
Comm. Joanna B. Sagers – 3rd District Court
T. Richard Davis – Prince Yeates & Geldzahler
Charles A. Stormont – Fabian VanCott

Getting Together the Legal Team
Stephen E. Foster – Mitchell
Silberberg & Knupp, LLP

Utah’s Bid to Take Control of the Public Lands: Legal Issues and Policy Implications
W. Cullen Battle – Fabian VanCott

The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Lawyers
Sean Morris – Blomquist Hale

Selling Securities 101: 8 Ways to Keep Your Client Out of Trouble
Kevin C. Timken – Kruse Landa
Maycock & Ricks
Betsy Voter – Kruse Landa Maycock &

Is Seven Minutes Enough? Why You Should Care About Public Defense Reform in Utah
The Utah Indigent Defense Commission
Joanna E. Landau – Director, Indigent
Defense Commission
Sen. Todd D. Weiler – District 23
Spencer J. Cox – Lieutenant Governor,
State of Utah

The Power of Podcasting (and other digital platforms) in Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Practice Area
Nicole Abboud – Gen Why Lawyer

2017 Summer Convention in Sun Valley Idaho - July 26 -29 - cle@utahbar.org