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264 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Women comprise most of BYU Law’s 1Ls for the first time

For the first time, women comprise the majority of first-year law students at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Out of 104 students, 52 percent are women, Stacie…

Judge declares longtime lesbian couple in Utah legally married months after 1 partner’s death

Bonnie Foerster and Beverly Grossaint were legally married last week about three months after Groissant’s death at 82.

Foerster, 74, told the Salt Lake Tribune she is “numb from…

First paralegal practitioners in Utah are expected to be licensed in 2019

The first paralegal practitioners in Utah are expected to be licensed in 2019, making the state the second to license nonlawyers to practice law.

New rules regulating paralegal practitioners…

Lawyer who blew deadline by 18 minutes gets extension based on agony of Jazz loss

A federal judge in Utah has extended a document deadline for a Salt Lake City lawyer who said he filed a legal brief 18 minutes late due to the “emotional impact” of a loss by the Utah Jazz.

Legal technicians belong in courtrooms

One of the constant criticisms of the Washington limited license legal technician is that there only around 30 licensed technicians so far—even though the program is still in its infancy. A second challenge is that, currently, the LLLT cannot represent a client in court.

Utah bar ‘horrified’ over email blast sent with photo of topless woman

Updated: Utah State Bar officials are “horrified” after sending out an email blast on Monday that included a photo of a topless woman, according to the bar’s communications director.

BYU Law takes on ‘debt collection epidemic’ with new online tool

BYU Law School is addressing the “debt collection epidemic” in Utah by launching a new online tool.

The project, called SoloSuit, is the first designed by LawX, BYU Law’s legal…

ICE detention center proposed for rural Wyoming town with no immigration attorneys

A private company has proposed to build an immigration detention center outside Evanston, Wyoming—a town that reportedly has no immigration lawyers and is more than an hour away from the…

Retired federal judge won’t be disciplined over allegations of coerced sex with teen

A retired federal judge accused of coerced sex with a teen can’t face judicial discipline because the alleged wrongdoing took place before he took the bench, a committee of federal…

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return

Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.

Legal aid agency serving the Navajo Nation to close 3 offices

A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.

DNA-People’s Legal Services…

Subway owners sue Utah town for defamation over cop’s false accusation of drug-spiked soft drink

Sales dropped considerably after a Layton, Utah, police officer in 2016 accused a worker at a Subway sandwich shop of spiking his lemonade with methamphetamine and THC, according to a…

Firm sues state bar as it probes whether its ads, read on-air by DJs, are ‘celebrity endorsements’

A Utah personal-injury law firm that advertises extensively on TV and radio as “The Advocates” has sued the Utah State Bar for threatening sanctions for its use of “celebrity endorsements”…

Judge is criticized for calling ex-clergyman a ‘good man’ before sentencing him for sexual assault

A Utah judge is facing criticism for comments he made last week when he sentenced a former Mormon bishop to up to life in prison for sexual assault.

Judge Thomas…

Former Utah Attorney General Swallow is acquitted, praises Constitution

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow expressed gratitude for a Constitution that protects the rights of the accused after his acquittal Thursday on public corruption charges.

Jurors deliberated more than…

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