Utah Bar: New Lawyer Training Program for Graduates

Attention graduating law students who intend to practice in Utah:  The Utah State Supreme Court and the Utah State Bar developed an important program to help lay the foundation for you to become a skilled and more-respected member of the profession.  The New Lawyer Training Program (“NLTP”) is a twelve-month mentoring program through which you, as a new lawyer, will be paired with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a mentor to you.  You and your mentor will prepare a formal    plan to expose you to an array of legal activities and experiences.  All of the activities and experiences are established with the goal of providing new lawyers with practical training in professionalism, ethics and civility.

Most new Utah lawyers are required to participate in the NLTP for renewal of their law license.  A new lawyer admitted to practice law in October 2010 (i.e., one who took and passed the July Bar exam) is required to participate in the NLTP beginning on January 1, 2011.  All enrollment materials and information will be mailed with all other admission materials upon passage of the Bar Exam.  In the mean time, you can access all relevant information at www.utahbar.org/nltp.

If you have any questions regarding the NLTP please email the Utah State Bar at mentoring@utahbar.org.