Past CLE Material
The Litigation Section held its Quarterly Luncheon on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Bar. Judge Thomas Kay and Judge Claudia Laycock spoke to a capacity crowd about improving legal writing in the trial court. Judge Kay, who was a college English major, emphasized the importance of writing clearly, succinctly, and simply. He also said attorneys appearing for hearings should be able to name the best case is in support of their position. Judge Laycock, who was also a college English major and who taught English at a junior high school before going to law school, emphasized the importance of writing precisely in motions for summary judgment and supporting declarations. She also described some substantial changes that will likely be implemented for Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 7 and 56.
- On Writing Well in the Trial Court - Judge Thomas L. Kay
- Motions for Summary Judgement (and Other Miscellaneous Thoughts) - Judge Claudia Laycock