News: Heather L. Thuet sworn in as President-Elect for the Utah State Bar
C&J congratulates its shareholder and colleague Heather Thuet in being elected by the members of the Utah State Bar as the Bar’s President-Elect. On July 16, 2020, Heather was sworn in as President-Elect in a ceremony conducted by Matthew B. Durrant, Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. For more than fifteen years, Heather has been serving the public and membership of the Bar in various positions. She began volunteering with the Bar, grading Bar exams in her first year of practice, and continued to serve on various committees. As Chair of the Litigation Section, she challenged the status quo and instigated many valuable programs including the Annual Judicial Excellence Awards and CLE & Shenanigans program as well as the Health & Wellness program. She is currently serving her second term as an elected Bar Commissioner representing the Third Division on the Utah State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and serves on the Access to Justice Commission as well as the mentoring task force of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (“UCLI”). Heather will serve as President-Elect for the 2020-2021 year and then become President of the Utah State Bar from 2021-2022.

Besides her work for the Utah Bar, Heather is an integral member of C&J and co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate practice group. She is a skilled and experienced trial attorney specializing in real estate, professional liability, and catastrophic personal injury litigation and has tried cases to jury in federal court and in district courts across the state of Utah. She is a member of the Sutherland Inn of Court and this past year, was nominated to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to 1% of licensed lawyers in a jurisdiction.

For the past twelve years, she has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Salt Lake Justice Court and also served a four-year term as a Commissioner on the Salt Lake City Historic Landmarks Commission protecting the city’s heritage homes and historic structures.

Heather is also a real estate broker with nearly 20 years of experience and owns her own boutique Real Estate Brokerage, Endurance Real Estate, specializing in concierge real estate service. She is also a Pilates instructor, a Lagree instructor-in-training, and a wonderful mother to her daughter. The members of C&J are extremely proud of Heather’s work and congratulates her on her election win.
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