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267 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Utah hosts first ‘CourtHack’ event, seeking solutions to court technology issues

Approximately 100 people on 15 teams, including a number of self-proclaimed nerds, gathered in Salt Lake City over the weekend for the first justice system hackathon ever held in Utah.

Woman who OK’d $900K settlement in phone call with her lawyer is bound by it, federal judge rules

The mother of a 22-year-old man shot to death in 2014 by police in a Utah city is bound by her oral agreement to a $900,000 settlement, a federal judge…

Utah judge who ordered baby removed from same-sex couple’s home retires

The Utah juvenile court judge who made headlines when he ordered a baby removed from a married same-sex couple’s home has retired, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Seventh…

Utah Supreme Court backs licensed paralegal practitioners

Corrected: The Utah Supreme Court has given the green light to allow licensed paralegal practitioners to help clients navigate the legal system, though the new professionals won’t be allowed to…

Once a homeless teen herself, lawyer now offers pro bono advice to others

On the run at age 13 and homeless for three years after that, Nicole Lowe must have seemed an unlikely legal eagle to those who knew her at the time.

Judge in lesbian foster-parent case steps aside from further involvement

A Utah judge who ignited a firestorm of public criticism by setting a process in motion to remove a foster child from a same-sex couple, because they are not…

Judge backpedals on controversial order removing foster child from married same-sex couple

A Utah judge has amended a controversial ruling issued earlier this week. It originally required the state to remove a foster child from the home of a same-sex married…

Judge amends order that foster child be removed from married lesbian couple

Updated: In a Tuesday ruling that apparently took the state Division of Child and Family Services by surprise, a Utah judge said a baby must be removed from a licensed…

Judge temporarily preserves federal funds flowing to Planned Parenthood in Utah

A federal judge on Thursday extended a temporary restraining order that bars Utah’s governor from defunding Planned Parenthood in the state.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said a decision would…

Wal-Mart employees fired for standing their ground against customers can sue, Utah court rules

Updated: Wal-Mart employees who don’t follow the company’s non-resistance policy when facing serious, imminent bodily harm by violent customers are protected from termination by state law, Utah’s top court has…

Leader of fundamentalist church employed 1,400 in violation of wage law, feds say

The U.S. Department of Labor is bringing a civil enforcement action against the brother of imprisoned church leader Warren Jeffs.

It contends that the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ…

Federal judge tells state to put same-sex spouses on birth certificate

Saying that there is no good argument for doing otherwise, a federal judge in Utah has ordered state officials to list both members of a married same-sex couple on the…

Travelers beware: Tourist excesses are sparking new laws and stricter enforcement

It might seem like harmless fun. But throughout the world travelers need to beware of following impulses: They face an increased likelihood of fines or even jail for misbehavior as…

Charges change against former Utah AG Shurtleff; pay-to-play, law firm counts are dropped

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces fewer criminal charges as a result of an amended filing by prosecutors on Monday.

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings dropped three bribery…

Murderer who sent razor blade to judge won’t be charged; it was an accident

When a Utah judge received a razor blade in April along with a pro se filing from convicted murderer Ramon Somoza, an investigation ensued.

But the 35-year-old won’t be charged…

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