The Utah Supreme Court has recently approved the New Lawyer Training Program that will be administered by the State Bar. This is a mandatory program that pairs new lawyers with Utah attorneys who have at least 7 years experience. The program has several goals, one of which is to fill the gap between law school and law practice. While some classes at BYU Law, such as Introduction to Legal Research and Writing, Civil Trial Practice, and Advanced Legal Research, provide practical skills instruction, there are many other practical skills new lawyers must learn on the job. Hopefully this mentoring program will help new Utah lawyers succeed more quickly.
Here’s a video about the program and a Salt Lake Tribune article.
Additional information is also available from the Utah State Bar.