In the State of Utah, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the Utah State Bar is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of Utah courts.
The Utah State Bar is an association that represents legal professionals in the state of Utah. The mission statement of the Bar is, “To represent lawyers in the State of Utah and to serve the public and the legal profession by promoting justice, professional excellence, civility, ethics, and respect for, and understanding of the law.”
The Utah State Bar sponsors many programs in an effort to fulfill this honorable mission. The bar sponsors continuing legal education programs. Specialized curriculum allows every lawyer access to classes that benefit their personal practice. Membership in the bar also opens the opportunity for lawyers to network with legal professionals across the state, opening important lines of communication. Additionally, lawyer assistance programs, monetary benefits, and discounts are available for members of the Utah State Bar.
All lawyers in Utah are required to join the Utah State Bar. Admission into the bar is quite stringent. In order for an applicant to be considered for admission, graduation from an ABA approved law school, approval by the character and fitness committee, a passing score on the Utah Bar Examination, and a passing score on the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required. The process ensures that professionals that are admitted into the bar are reputable and competent in order to best serve the citizens of Utah.