Continuing Legal Education
The College of Law is offering a new Intensive CLE program that allows practicing lawyers to audit College of Law courses taught by experienced faculty. Practitioners earn 26 hours of CLE credit while attending and participating in class with law school students. A grade is not given and a final exam is not required in order for practitioners to earn CLE credit.
Participants will earn 26 hours of CLE in each 2-credit-hour course
To register, call Janet Goff at 801-581-7188. You will be required to supply your Utah State Bar number. Fee for each course is $2,000.
During the Summer 2014 semester, the College of Law is offering four courses eligible for CLE credit:
841-1 Preparing, Examining and Cross-Examining Witnesses with Richard McKelvie
MTWHF 9:00am – 4:00pm in room 107. Class starts on June 23 and ends on June 27
Opening statements and closing arguments are seen as the trial lawyer’s stock in trade, but trials are won and lost on the witness stand. This course will focus on the preparation, handling and presentation of the witness at trial. The class will emphasize the importance of pre-trial preparation before both direct and cross-examination, and the execution of those skills. The course will also deal with witnesses who need specific preparation, handling, and presentation, such as experts, child victims of violent or sex-related crimes, witnesses who are mentally or emotionally disabled, and witnesses who must testify through the use of an interpreter. The class format will be a lecture on the use and presentation of a particular classification of witness, a demonstration of a direct and/or cross-examination of that class of witness, and hands-on participation in the examinations of the witness by students.
842-1 Taking and Defending Depositions with Randy Dryer
MTWHF 9:00am – 4:00pm in room 107. Class starts on June 16 and ends on June 20
With only a small percentage of cases actually going to trial, the real battleground for most litigation is the deposition. Depositions can make or break a client’s case and knowing how to effectively take and defend depositions is key to a successful litigation strategy. Deposition testimony often plays a pivotal role in determining motions for summary judgment and in settlement. This is a practical skills course and students will learn the basics of taking and defending the depositions of lay witnesses, Rule 30(b)(6) corporate representatives and expert witnesses. Through lecture, classroom demonstrations and mock deposition exercises, students will learn the procedural rules governing depositions, various examination techniques, how to handle documents, how to assert and respond to objections, how to prepare a deponent and the ethical issues surrounding depositions. The mock deposition exercises will be conducted by experienced lawyers.
859-1 Corporate Financial Transactions with Christian Johnson
TWHF 9:00am – 4:00pm in Borchard Conference Room. Class starts on June 9 and ends on June 13
This course will analyze the legal, business and credit issues involved in entering into and documenting loans, letters of credit, and repossessions. Students will study and review the legal structures, provisions and documentation for these types of transactions. In addition, supporting documentation such as corporate authority documents, guaranties and legal opinions will also be studied. Finally, other issues such as bankruptcy, taxation and capital requirements affecting those transactions will also be considered. The course will provide students with the basic foundational understanding and background for working with legal documentation in a transactional legal practice.
886-1 Statutory Interpretation with Michael Teter
MTWHF 1:00pm – 3:50pm in Room 107. Class starts on May 27 and ends on June 6
This course is designed to provide students with the skills to successfully interpret state and federal statutes. The course is organized around the doctrines and principles that courts rely on when interpreting statutes, and incorporates exercises that focus on developing the tools to argue and resolve difficult statutory interpretation questions.
Many events at the College of Law offer continuing legal education (CLE) credit for practitioners. CLE can be earned by attending events in person, or by watching online.
To earn and apply for CLE credit for live events, please write down your name and Utah Bar Number at the CLE sign-in table.
To earn and apply for CLE credit watching archived events online, submit Self-Study Form 5 to the Utah State Bar. This form can be found on the Utah Bar’s website. $10.00 must accompany each application.