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May 29, 2012

Wireless Password: owlet

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of May 28, 2012 is owlet.

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May 24, 2012

New Legal Clinic

Salt Lake City has a new resource for free legal help!

Those seeking information about how expungements or outstanding warrants may affect employment can visit the LDS Employment Center on the first Thursday of each month for brief, one-on-one advise at the Employment Law Free Clinic.

The LDS Employment Center is located at 730 West 800 South. The clinic is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Attendees should arrive no later than 6:30.

The Employment Law Free Clinic is hosted by the Pro Bono Initiative, which says about their clinics:

The purpose of our Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics is to provide brief one-on-one instruction & assistance to low-income Utahns who cannot afford legal representation. Legal volunteers cannot file for you or appear in court on your behalf. The Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics are open to any low-income Utahn on a first-come first-serve basis. Please be aware we do not make appointments. All Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics are staffed by volunteer law students and volunteer on-site supervising attorneys. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the closing time at each clinic or you will not be seen and will have to attend the next clinic.

Find a complete list of clinics throughout Utah and other legal self-help resources at the Utah State Courts Self-Help page.

Law Library Closed on Memorial Day

American_flag_2011.jpgThe law library and all Utah State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

To learn more about Memorial Day, visit USA.Gov's Memorial Day page. Here, you will find links to sites about the history of memorial day and tips for safe memorial day celebrations.

May 21, 2012

Wireless Password: nodal

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of May 21, 2012 is nodal.

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May 18, 2012

Armed Forces Day

2012ArmedForcesDayThumb.jpgSaturday, May 19 is Armed Forces Day, a day commemorating members of any U.S. military branch and their service to our country. It was designated by a Presidential Proclamation by U.S. President Harry S. Truman on February 27, 1950.

Armed Forces Day is also a day designated by federal law (36 U.S.C. ยง902) for displaying the National League of POW/MIA Families flag at government buildings throughout the nation including the White House, VA medical centers, and at military installations.

Check your local Utah city or county government website or military base website for Armed Forces Day events near you.

May 15, 2012

Utah Bar Journal For Mobile Devices

Mar_Apr_2012.jpgDo you own a tablet like the iPad or an ebook reader like the Amazon Kindle? The Utah State Bar has recently announced that the Utah Bar Journal is now available in an ebook format for wireless devices. It displays each issue as a full-color PDF document. Visit the app store or market on your mobile device and search for "Utah Bar Journal." New issues of the bar journal will be downloaded to your Newsstand app.

If you don't have a smartphone or tablet, you can still access current and previous issues of the Utah Bar Journal on the bar's website.

May 14, 2012

Wireless Password: mango

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of May 14, 2012 is mango.

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May 10, 2012

30th Annual Law Day 5k Run and Walk

Utah courts see increasing numbers of people representing themselves in their own cases. Many Utahns rely on legal clinics and legal aid programs for an understanding of the laws and court processes that affect them.

On May 19 support everyone's access to justice by participating in the Law Day 5k Run and Walk. The race starts at the Quinney Law Library and winds through the University of Utah campus.

The $25 entry fee raises funds for And Justice for All, which provides legal aid to low income and disabled Utahns. The 5k is open to walkers, runners, strollers, and anyone who wants to try the course or be a spectator.

Register online, or on the day of the race from 7:00am to 7:45am.

May 08, 2012

New Laws Effective May 8, 2012


Hundreds of the state laws passed during the 2012 General Session go into effect May 8th. Legislative rule JR4-1-203 provides that a bill becomes law 60 days after the adjournment of the legislative session, unless otherwise provided. Here is just a small sample:

  • HB 13 Offender registry review
  • HB 33 Fireworks amendments
  • HB 88 Custody amendments
  • HB 316 Divorce waiting period amendments
  • HB 448 Custody modifications
  • HB 461 Abortion waiting period
  • SB 55 Amendments to adoption code
  • SB 173 Utah fit premises modifications
  • SB 201 Expungement amendments

You can read all the new laws, and read laws passed since 1998, at the Utah State Legislature's Passed Bills page. Select a legislative year from the drop down menu to see a list of bills passed that year.

May 07, 2012

Wireless Password: larva

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of May 7, 2012 is larva.

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May 02, 2012

Utah Bike Summit


On Friday May 4 visit Ogden for the annual Utah Bike Summit.

At the summit, learn about bicycle advocacy, discuss bicycle laws, connect with bicyclers of all types,
share cycling tips and promote bicycle tourism in Utah.

The event features addresses from Michael Allegra,
UTA General Manager, Jeremy Peterson from the Utah House of Representatives and others.

Gear up by reading about current bicycle legislative information.
See who's attending and register at utahbikes.org.