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Downtown CLE – The Utah Rules of Civil Procedure: What’s New and What’s to Come

December 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12:00-1:00 p.m., Parsons Behle (201 Main St #1800, Salt Lake City, UT 84111)
This CLE will review recent amendments to Rules 4, 11, 55 and 63, made to confirm the rules with SB 188 (2018). We will also explore recent amendments to Rule 73. Finally, we will discuss possible revisions to Rule 4 dealing with electronic service of process, Rule 26 addressing frequently raised discovery issues, and a possible new Rule 7A to governing orders to show cause.

1 hour Utah CLE. $15 lunch fee or free no-lunch option. Register online »


Judge Jennifer Valencia, Second District Court
Judge Jennifer L. Valencia was appointed to the Second District Court in May 2017 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. She took the bench in August 2017 and serves Weber, Davis and Morgan Counties. Judge Valencia attended Weber State University on a Presidential Scholarship, graduating magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in Political Science in 1994. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate in 1997 from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. After graduation, she served as an Assistant Utah Attorney General in the Northern Region of the Child and Family Support Division for 10 years and then as a Salt Lake County Deputy District Attorney in the Criminal Division beginning in 2008. She was appointed the Director of the Utah Sentencing Commission in 2013. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as a member of the University of Utah Criminal Justice Center Board; the Utah Judicial Council’s Pre-Trial Practices Committee; and the Executive Committee of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions. She also received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Public Service in 2016 and the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice’s Award for her contributions to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2017

Michael Petrogeorge, Parsons Behle
Mr. Petrogeorge is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation department, specializing in real estate litigation and general civil litigation. He also maintains a practice in Utah liquor licensing. In the area of real estate litigation, Mr. Petrogeorge handles a broad array of disputes involving various subject matters, including breach of real estate contracts, liens enforcement and defense, easements, boundary disputes, partitions, fraudulent transfers, nuisance, trespass, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes. He is also a general commercial litigator having litigated numerous general civil litigation matters involving a wide range of issues including breach of contract, unfair trade practices, unjust enrichment, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information, executive compensation and termination, breach of fiduciary duties and other torts. Mr. Petrogeorge has served as the first and second chair in numerous bench and jury trials in multiple forums (state and federal) and has successfully briefed and argued appeals before a variety of courts including the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He has also assisted a number of clients in obtaining restaurant or club licenses from the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and provides general legal advice to his small business clients.


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December 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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