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Council disciplines 13 Utah police officers, but lauds state’s law enforcement as a whole. http://tinyurl.com/jlll73b SL-Tribune, 12/5/16
Our beloved Kent Hart - Obituary 1964 ~ 2016 Salt Lake City, UT - Kent Richard Hart, 51, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 as a result of an accident while hiking with his family in the beautiful mountains of Norway. Kent was born on...
Utah: Lawsuit over public defense system should be dismissed SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that Utah's public defender system is unconstitutional should be dismissed because the six inmates suing over an inadequate def...
Rocky Mountain Innocence Center uses science to help those who are wrongfully convicted SALT LAKE CITY — In 2003 Harry Miller was convicted of a crime he did not commit. Three years previously, a woman was robbed at knifepoint in ...
ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database SALT LAKE CITY — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have acces...
Coming soon - Save the date! → March 31 - Juvenile Defense Seminar (Full Day) - Salt Lake City ←
Save the date! more details to follow soon! Annual DUI Seminar on April 21st, 2017 (FULL DAY EVENT)
More details soon! 2017 St. George Defense Seminar (Annual St. George Retreat) (MAY 18-19)
Save the date! July 13-14 - Public Defender / Indigent Defense Seminar (Two Days) - Provo - Co-Sponsored with NACDL
Mark your calendar and please join us for this year's Annual Kent Hart Classic Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Aug. 25th at the Ridge Golf Club - http://www.golftheridgegc.com/ More details to follow nearer the time!
The UACDL listserv is an invaluable resource for defense attorneys. UACDL members have access to online threads discussing important defense-related topics. If you have a difficult issue, chances are that someone else has dealt with it before.
UACDL provides a large brief bank and collection of document templates for defense attorneys. Members can search the brief bank by topic and keyword to find pleadings for a wide variety of criminal law topics.
UACDL provides members access to a database of information related to law enforcement employees who have committed misconduct. This provides individual defense attorneys a way to investigate whether a government witness against their clients has acted dishonestly or inappropriately in the past.
UACDL is the premier source of defense-related legal education in Utah. UACDL will stream CLE presentations so that attorneys across the State can access high-quality presentations in-person or through live, online webinars. The Association will also offer pre-recorded CLE options for a minimal cost with discounts to public defenders and new lawyers.