“Trial by jury is part of the bright constellation which leads to peace, liberty and safety.”  Thomas Jefferson, (1801)

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 


Benefits and Services of UAJ Membership 
To join online, click here. Have Questions? Contact UAJ 

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION 
The programs presented by UAJ throughout the year are geared to enhance your competence and abilities as trial lawyers and to better serve your clients and the public. All programs are certified for CLE credit. CLE is now always close to home. Most of the seminars are taped and available to members for later use. And, of course, members always attend our CLE programs at a reduced rate.   

LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION 
UAJ has one of the finest legislative teams in the state. This group of volunteers and paid lobbyists monitor all legislation introduced during the session and committee action during the interim. They serve as the trial bar’s front line in the battle to preserve and improve the role of the justice system in protecting Utah citizens.  

E-MAIL LISTSERVS
With one e-mail message you can ask questions of over one hundred and fifty UAJ members.  Ask about depositions, expert witnesses, referrals or any other information that may help you in your practice. The UAJ offers ListServs for personal injury, medical malpractice, social security, workers compensation, HCA litigation, employment law and criminal law.  

THE UTAH TRIAL JOURNAL
UAJ's quarterly publication features articles and editorials on current legal topics and trial techniques, summaries of recent trial verdicts, settlements and appellate decisions, reports on UAJ legislative activities and pertinent professional announcements. Keep up on the latest information from Utah authors as well as trial lawyers from across the nation.  

MEMBERS AREA
Containing: Court Docs, Depositions, Listservs, Member Directory, Journal Archives, and more.   

TRIALSMITH 
TRIALSMITH provides UAJ members with access to the largest internet based defense expert depo exchange in the world. Download the full text of depositions and documents and link to plaintiff's lawyers throughout the country who have the research you need.     

NEW LAWYER MENTOR PROGRAM
This program provides new lawyers with a sounding board for those sticky procedural and ethical questions, while giving accomplished attorneys an opportunity to let someone benefit from their professional wisdom.  

AAJ
UAJ coordinates projects and protects the trial bar's interest in cooperation with the American Association of Justice. Your UAJ membership assures you a voice through our AAJ delegation in the ever challenging legislative events on the national level.  

ANATOMICAL MODELS FOR COURTROOM USE
Full skeleton and selected parts (spine, knee, shoulder, elbow) and exhibits, available for a small fee.  

AMICUS CURIAE
The Association's Amicus Curiae Committee is comprised of some of Utah's outstanding lawyers. The Committee has appeared before the Supreme Court in numerous cases important to the trial bar and the public.  

CLE VIDEO RENTAL LIBRARY
Our top CLE seminars are available for rent and online.  See Member's Only Area for a complete list of videos and audios.  

UAJ BRIEFBANK
Exclusive Members Only BriefBank containing briefs, memos, orders, opinions, IME/DME reports, jury instructions and discovery forms submitted by UTLA members.  Downloadable or available in hard copy for a small a small fee.  

UAJ DIVISIONS
Two divisions of UTLA formed in 2003 to better serve our member's needs.  The Employment Law Divsion is an active group of lawyers whose practice includes less than 50% of practice in employment defense.  The New Lawyers Division is an active group of lawyers under 36 or out of law school in the last 7 years.  Please visit 
Division for more information.

PLAINTIFF EXCHANGES
UAJ Plaintiff Exchanges provide an opportunity for networking between UTLA members and for sharing information on topics of current interest.  Exchanges are held at various times and locations.  Please bring your ideas and questions!  Watch your fax and email for dates and topic of discussion.  These sessions are for UAJ plaintiff attorneys only. 

*Please note that students, paralegals, retired, inactive, out-of-state, full-time judges, law professors and public service memberships will have no access to the Members Area of UAJ's website, TrialSmith, or ListServers. Other restrictions may apply.