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The Utah State Bar is a state run organization responsible for ensuring Utah attorneys behave competently, ethically, and responsibly. The Utah State Bar also seeks to advance the effectiveness of Utah attorneys and the science of jurisprudence by providing attorneys with a forum to network, develop professionally, and engage in community outreach activities.
The Utah State Bar accomplishes their goal of achieving competence in the legal profession by administering the Utah State Bar Exam, which any lawyer licensed to practice law in Utah must pass. The Utah Bar also requires attorneys to stay up to do date on legal issues by requiring them to take a minimum amount of CLE classes to maintain their law license. The Utah State Bar is also responsible for disciplining attorneys who engage in misconduct and has the authority to disbar an attorney.
The Utah State Bar provides a great deal of support and benefits to their members. These benefits include access to the Bloomquist Hale program that provides counseling to members and their families. Other services offered by the Utah Bar include a mentorship program and lawyers helping lawyers program designed to assist members deal with professional and personal issues. Other benefits include access to group health insurance plans, financial services, and malpractice insurance.
To become a member of the Utah State Bar you must graduate from an ABA accredited law school and pass the Utah State Bar Exam. You must then pay an annual due and maintain your law license by taking the appropriate amount of Continuing Legal Education Courses. All attorneys practicing law in Utah must be licensed by the Utah State Bar.
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