It is an honor to be nominated by the Bar Commission as the next Bar President-Elect. For the past five years I have had the pleasure to serve with talented colleagues on the Bar Commission and within the Bar Office. These individuals love our profession and bring great energy, experience, judgment and dedication with their many hours of service. The Bar President has always set the tone for the Commission and through collaboration develops a consensus in setting goals and objectives to better serve the Bar and its membership. This is a charge that I will not take lightly. We will continue to focus on the core functions of the Bar and continue through our collective effort in nurturing civility and professionalism in our practice of law, improving and providing affordable and practical CLE, developing and implementing programs to improve the efficiency of legal services and access to justice, educating our members and the public about available resources and opportunities, and continuing fiscal prudence in Bar operations and expenditures.
Tremendous individuals have served as past Bar Presidents, individuals who have contributed much to our profession, the judiciary and our community. Winston Churchill once said, “[w]e make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Service to our profession is something I will gladly undertake because of the great opportunities it has brought to my family and me. I was taught by wonderful parents. My father emphasized the value of hard work and doing your very best at whatever task you undertake. My mother showed by example the importance and joy of serving others and the rich rewards that come in return. Those values are part of the reason I became a lawyer and why service to others plays such an important role in my life. I look forward to serving and working with you and thank many of you for the unique privilege of allowing me to get to know you better and associate with you. I will diligently serve you as your Bar President and respectfully ask for your support.
I am a shareholder of the Law Office of Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C. I practice in the following areas: real estate and construction; business and banking; commercial transactions; civil litigation; and mediation. I am currently serving as a Utah State Bar Commissioner from the Fifth Division and in this capacity function as liaison to the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, Southern Utah Bar Association, Sixth District Bar Association, Eastern Utah Bar Association, Uintah Basin Bar Association, Garfield County Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Utah and several other practice area sections of the Bar. I am very proactive in my community, having served in many associations and boards, including currently President-elect of the Foundation for Students of Washington County Board, Southern Utah Habitat for Humanity Board, Chairman of the Santa Clara City Planning and Zoning Commission. I enjoy working with the youth and participate in many youth groups and organizations. In my spare time, my wife and I enjoy taking motorcycle rides on Utah’s many back roads and scenic byways. I relish vacationing and spending time with my family. I am a sports enthusiast and enjoy lacing up my shoes for a friendly game of tennis, an intense game of basketball with my son and sons-in-law, or any other sport that involves a ball and friendly competition. I graduated from Gunnison High School, Snow College (AS), Brigham Young University (BS) and University of Tulsa College of Law (JD). There are several special family members in my life: my dear wife of thirty-one years, four daughters (three sons-in-law), my 17-year-old son, and five grandchildren.
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