Your 2015 Keynote Speakers . . .

Turley Ben Holt Brian Holt Marsh

Prof. Jonathan Turley
The George Washington University Law School

"The Rise & Fall of Free Speech In The West"

Benjamin J. Holt
Snell & Wilmer

"State of the Internet

Brian Holt
Developer, reddit

"State of the Internet"

Toni Marsh
Assoc. Professor, Program Director, College of Professional Studies George Washington University

"Who What Why How and Where of Paralegal Utilization"

PROF. JONATHAN TURLEY is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from
constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. After a stint at Tulane Law School, Professor Turley joined the GW Law
faculty in 1990, and in 1998, became the youngest chaired professor in the school’s history.

He is the founder and executive director of the Project for Older Prisoners (POPS). He has written more than three dozen
academic articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals including those of Cornell, Duke, Georgetown,
Harvard, and Northwestern Universities, among others. He most recently completed a three-part study of the historical and
constitutional evolution of the military system.

Professor Turley has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades, including his representation
of the Area 51 workers at a secret air base in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand
jury in Colorado; Dr. Eric Foretich, the husband in the Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy; and four former U.S.
Attorney Generals during the Clinton impeachment litigation. Professor Turley also has served as counsel in a variety of national security and
terrorism cases, and has been ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers handling military cases.

He has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues, and is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional
and statutory issues as well as tort reform legislation. He also is a nationally recognized legal commentator; he ranked 38th in the top 100 most cited
‘public intellectuals’ in a recent study by Judge Richard Posner and was found to be the second most cited law professor in the country.

BEN HOLT is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on
global patent prosecution, portfolio management /strategy and intellectual
property with industry experience in software, cloud computing, Internet
technologies, databases, web applications, mobile applications, video
game systems, electronics, medical devices, secure communications,
electronic forensics and embedded systems.

He counsels Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, foreign entities and start-ups. As part of
his practice, Ben advises clients on infringement and validity issues when
needed. Because he is trained in engineering, computer science, business and law, Ben is able to help engineers, scientists and business people craft solutions while satisfying the requirements of the law. In a prior career, Ben was a lead embedded systems engineer having performed real-time coding, dynamic driver loading, hardware debugging,
messaging and server-side application programming.

BRIAN HOLT is presently the redditgifts front developer at reddit.
This essentially means he gets paid to use JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
to help you connect to the world around you, gain deep and
meaningful insight, and look at cat pictures for hours.

When not saving
the world one line of JavaScript at a time, Brian loves to ski, mountain bike, trail run, and hang out with his wife and Havanese puppy. Brian is currently a resident of the Bay Area.

TONI MARSH is the founding director of the GW paralegal studies program, which comprises a campus-based Master’s degree and Graduate Certificate and a fully online Master’s degree. The online program has won awards for the best online course in the country (AAfPE 2009) and the 2010 National Program of Excellence (UCEA 2010). Professor Marsh designed and launched the paralegal program at UNC, Charlotte, which now enjoys the highest exam passage rate in the state. She has designed and taught several courses for the Georgetown University paralegal studies program, where she led the ABA approval project.

Professor Marsh
designed and is about to launch an international paralegal clinic in Tanzania, in which GW students will work alongside Tanzanian
paralegal to provide legal services to villagers, while training Tanzanian students as paralegals.


Your 2015 Spring Convention Committee:

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chairs – Patrick C. Burt
Co-Chair Hon. John J. Walton

Committee Members:

Utah State Bar President-Elect Angelina Tsu

Colleen Bell
Stan Purser
Jamie  Sorenson
Lori Jackson
Lori Seppi
Richard Montierth
Carolyn Camp
Greg Misener
Nate White
Andy Hufford
Christina Jepson
Christian Kesselring
Heather Allen
Kirk Grimshaw
Doug Short
Mark Astling
Kyle Witherspoon

 

WI-FI WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL ATTENDEES COURTESY OF THE UTAH STATE BAR!