UMBA Banquet Celebrating Accomplishments Honors U Law Graduates

On September 25, the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Natural History Museum of Utah. A capacity crowd of 250 celebrated the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Achievements of Utah’s Minority Attorneys. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was well represented at the […]

Former Bar President Snow to Celebrate Pro Bono Service at College of Law on Oct. 20

Beginning Monday, October 20, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will kick off Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2015, an annual event designed to highlight the importance of pro bono service. Utah Celebrates Pro Bono begins at 12:15 p.m. in the College of Law’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Featured speaker Rod Snow is shareholder […]

Nelson, ’92, Sworn In as Chair of ABA’s Family Law Section

Lori W. Nelson, ’92, was recently sworn in as the incoming chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. In this role, she will oversee the association’s governing body and more than 10,000 lawyers, associates and student members throughout the world. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah, and has […]

Rosier, ’98, to Return as Executive Director of Indian Legal Program at ASU Law School

Kathlene “Kate” Rosier, ’98, is returning as the executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Rosier, who left ASU in 2011 to become the assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, served as the Indian Legal Program’s director for 11 years. […]

Administrative Law Judge John T. Vernieu, `50, Passes June 11, 2014

The Honorable John T. Vernieu, ’50, retired administrative law judge for the state of New York, died peacefully at home in Murrieta, California, on June 11, 2014, a week after his 91st birthday. A native of Ogden, he had a long and varied law career. Recruited by the Nelson A. Rockefeller administration, he became an […]

Hill, ’02, Named New Utah Director of OSHA

Chris Hill, a 2002 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed the new Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration director. Prior to his appointment, he worked as assistant general counsel for Federated Capital Corporation and managed the regional collection office located in Salt Lake City. He also worked […]

Steven Rodgers, ’92, Named Intel’s General Counsel

Steven R. Rodgers, ’92, was named Intel’s fifth general counsel in June 2014. He serves on the company’s senior executive team and leads the company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs group, with approximately 700 employees world-wide. Before joining Intel, Rodgers was a partner at Brown & Bain, P.A., in Phoenix, AZ. He received his undergraduate and […]

‘Be Diligent, Have Courage, Be a Good Listener’: An Interview with Utah Bar President James Gilson

James Gilson, ’89, is the current president of the Utah State Bar. In the interview below, he describes the bar’s current activities, reflects on how legal education has changed in the past 25 years, and offers practical advice to young attorneys, including the importance of putting the client’s best interests first. What inspired you to run […]

’83 Graduate Miller Named Utah Attorney of the Year by Utah State Bar

Charlotte Miller,’83, was named Utah Attorney of the Year at the Utah State Bar Summer Convention in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Since 2010, Miller has been the Senior Vice President of People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner, a developer of employee recognition strategies and rewards programs. She began her legal career as a clerk for […]

Alumni Publish Elder Law Journal Article

Scott Smith, J.D., 2001, Laura Anne Taylor, J.D., 2014, and Andrew Wake, J.D., 2014, were recently published in Volume 22 of the 2014 Elder Law Journal (University of Illinois) for their article “Healthcare Decision-Making for Mentally Incapacitated Incarcerated Individuals.” Mr. Smith, Associate General Counsel at the University of Utah, was acquainted with Taylor through her […]