UCCR Brown Bag Lunch Presentations
These interactive luncheons are typically held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Law & Justice Center located at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City.
If you or someone you know would like to present at a Brown Bag, please let us know. Also, if you have a topic you would like us to address and want us to find a speaker, let us know that too.
Nate Alder is a shareholder with Christensen & Jensen, a litigation, trial and appellate firm in downtown Salt Lake City. The focus of his career has been helping clients solve complicated problems. In 2012, Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters recognized him one of Salt Lake City’s top 25 lawyers, and as one of the region’s top 100 lawyers (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming). Likewise, Utah Business Magazine named him one of Utah’s top mediators for 2012. Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed him to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission in April 2012, and ABA President Bill Robinson chose him for the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professionalism. Nate was elected to the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ABA. He is the 2012 recipient of the Peter W. Billings, Sr. Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution. Nate is a past president of the Western States Bar Conference, a 16-state consortium of state bar leaders. He recently completed terms of service as chair of the Personal Injury Section of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (2010-2012), as chair of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (2010-2011), and as president of the Utah State Bar (2008-2009). He is a 1991 graduate of Utah State University, and a 1995 JD/MPA graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington; following law school he served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge J. Thomas Greene. He and his wife, Laurel Cannon Alder, are having the time of their lives raising three teenagers.
September 24 - "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: A Conversation Among Mediators About Tough Ethical Questions" Facilitated by Michelle M. Oldroyd
In January 2014, Ms. Oldroyd accepted a position with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Utah, serving as the Director of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education. The Commission is responsible for civics curriculum development, partnership with statewide organizations and school districts, as well as sponsoring grants for field trips and innovative programming in Utah schools. Ms. Oldroyd is well-established lawyer who received her Juris Doctorate at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, and decided to give back to the school that gave her an education through becoming an associate professor.
Prior to attaining her current position, Ms. Oldroyd served as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator and Staff Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Utah. She worked at the district court for over 10 years, where she mediated complex litigation and employment matters. She also served as a media liaison for the district court for high profile trials by managing press relations and security issues.
Ms. Oldroyd is admitted to the Utah State Bar and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. Ms. Oldroyd also serves on the Board of Directors for Utah Law-Related Education. She also completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication.
Honored for her hard work, Ms. Oldroyd was named UCCR Peacekeeper for mediation in Utah, earned the Scott M. Matheson Award by the Utah State Bar for her contributions to law-related education, was named on the list of Utah’s Legal Elite, and was chosen as one of 12 Distinguished Government Professionals in America for her public service.
Outside of her professional endeavors, she is charitably involved with various nonprofit groups and with supporting University of Utah football. Michelle and her husband, Michael, raise four children – Kennedi, Ryleigh, Devyn and Avery - and spend much of their free time attending their children’s athletic and school activities.
Steve Kelson, UCCR Board Member
and Brown Bag Event Chair
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