Utah

234 ABA Journal Utah articles.

3 prosecutors resign amid probe into free Utah Jazz tickets provided by defense lawyer
Three prosecutors in Utah recently resigned amid an internal investigation into free Utah Jazz tickets they received from a defense lawyer who had appeared opposite them.
Afternoon Briefs: LGBTQ students sue for sex ed equality; judge’s law license is suspended 5 times

South Carolina LGBTQ students fight for equality in sexual education

Eli Bundy, a 15-year-old sophomore at Charleston County School of the Arts in South Carolina, is the leader of the…

Afternoon Briefs: Utah allows bar admission for DACA immigrants; first openly gay federal judge dies

Utah allows bar admission for DACA immigrants

The Utah Supreme Court has approved a new rule that allows immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to gain admission to…

Afternoon Briefs: Law firm agrees to solicitation settlement; judge is accused of funds theft

Law firm to pay nearly $1M to drivers it solicited from crash reports

Utah-based law firm Craig Swapp & Associates will pay nearly $1 million to thousands of Washington drivers…

Woman claims lewdness law is unconstitutional after she’s charged for appearing topless in front of stepkids
Lawyers are asking a judge to overturn Utah’s lewdness law and to toss charges against a Utah woman who appeared topless in front of her stepchildren.
Lawyer accused of flying pregnant Marshallese women to US to place children for adoption
A lawyer who is also the assessor for Maricopa County, Arizona, is facing charges in three states for allegedly operating an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant women from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Pelvic exams performed without patients’ permission spur new legislation
Former BigLaw partner dies on Mount Everest; he was member of ‘seven summit club,’ brother says

A Colorado lawyer who was a former partner at Holland & Hart died Monday while descending the summit of Mount Everest.

Solo practitioner Christopher Kulish, 62, is the 11th person…

Judge suspended for negative comments about Trump and treatment of judicial staffer

The Utah Supreme Court has suspended a judge for “inappropriate political commentary” about President Donald Trump and for an attempt to use his judicial position to oust a court staffer…

Facing shortage of lawyers in some areas, this state is considering licensing legal technicians

The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services.

The court has asked the…

Utah bar investigation into polygamy could raise other legal challenges
The Utah State Bar is investigating complaints that seven lawyers are violating rules of conduct by being involved in polygamous relationships, a felony punishable by five to 15 years in prison.
Law firm accused of enabling polygamist leader Warren Jeffs can be sued, 10th Circuit says
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit accusing a Utah law firm of creating the legal framework that allowed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs to perpetuate child rape, forced labor and extortion.
Red light malfunctioning? Bill in this state would allow you to run it

A House committee in Utah has approved a bill that would allow drivers to run red lights that appear to be cycling improperly, provided they pause for a sufficient amount…

Match.com, BYU Law partner up for student-alumni mentor program
Do people think you have traditional values, and what are your hobbies? These are some questions asked by a pilot program to build mentoring relationships between first-year law students and alumni at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Four women seek special prosecutor after DA declines to file sexual assault charges

Four women are asking the Utah Supreme Court to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue their sexual assault allegations after the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office declined to bring…

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