The first symposium was held on May 21, 2009 at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse and it addressed the topic Identifying the Problem and How It Hurts Your Bottom Line. Chief Justice Durham moderated the event and introduced the topics: The Unveiling of the Retention Survey Results, Discussion of the Best Business Practices, and The Financial Implications of Retention. The special guests included Cynthia T. Calvert, co-director PAR at UC Hastings College of Law and Blane R. Prescott, the Hildebrandt Institute — nationally recognized experts on retention issues in the work place. The symposium also featured prominent local attorneys and judges.
The second symposium was held on June 25, 2009 at the Federal Courthouse in Judge Benson’s courtroom and it addressed the issues of Moving Forward and Best Management Practices. The symposium included a presentation from Mary Crane, a nationally recognized expert on generational issues in the workplace, and discussions moderated by Karen Lockwood of the Lockwood Group, LLC, about the best practices for retaining and advancing women attorneys.
The final Initiative Report is available for download: WLU_Initiative Report_Final.
Thank you so much to all the generous Sponsors of the Initiative:
As of May 4, 2009
Small Firm Sponsors
Firm Retention Initiative Advisory Committee
Christine M. Durham, Chief Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Paul M. Warner, Magistrate Judge
Nathan Alder, Christensen & Jensen
Gary F. Bendinger, Howrey LLP
Peter W. Billings, Jr., Fabian & Clendenin
Hiram Chodosh, Dean, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Patricia W. Christensen, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
Charlotte L. Miller, Kirton & McConkie
Douglas M. Monson, Ray Quinney & Nebeker
Alan L. Sullivan, Snell & Wilmer
James Gordon, Dean, J. Reuben Clark Law School