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James D. Gilson
President-Elect Statement of Candidacy

James D. GilsonIt is a privilege to be part of the legal profession.  We have a mutual interest in improving the public’s understanding and respect for the role of lawyers in resolving conflicts and helping individuals and businesses.  I am committed to helping the Bar’s many worthwhile programs to operate effectively and efficiently in these challenging economic times.  I will strive, with the help of all Bar members, to fulfill our Bar’s Mission Statement of serving “the public and the legal profession by promoting justice, professional excellence, civility, ethics, respect for and understanding of the law.”  Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions at or ph. 801-530-7325.  See also my article in the Jan/Feb 2013 Utah Bar Journal on “The Purposes of the Utah State Bar and How You Can Help.”

Professional Background
Mr. Gilson is a graduate of the University of Utah (Honors BA 1985, JD 1989).  He practices law at Callister Nebeker & McCullough where he chairs the firm’s litigation section.   Previously he was a law clerk to Judge Greene and later for Judge Benson of the U.S. District Court, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  He has served as a Bar Commissioner for the Third Division since 2008, and is co-chair of the Bar’s New Lawyer Training Program. 

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