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Utah State Bar announces its officers

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Scott Daniels became the new president of the Utah State Bar this past week during the organization's 71st annual meeting. Daniels is a sole practitioner who specializes in alternative dispute resolution. He formerly was a district court judge for 10 years and was named judge of the year in 1989.

John A. Adams was chosen as president-elect of the bar during the organization's first popular election for the position. He is a shareholder in the law firm of Ray, Quinney & Nebeker. His practice focuses on commercial matters, insurance disputes, natural resources and intellectual property law.

Members of the bar also elected four people to serve on the Board of Bar Commissioners:

Felshaw King, a private practice attorney with King and King in Kaysville. He represents school districts, municipalities, special service districts and private clients.

David R. Bird, a shareholder in the firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer, where his focus is on natural resources and government relations law. He heads the board of the Utah Mining Association.

Gus Chin, an assistant prosecutor for Salt Lake City. He is a small claims judge pro tempore and president of the Utah Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans. He also has been president of the Utah Minority Bar Association.

Karin Hobbs, who has opened a private dispute resolution and appellate consulting office in Salt Lake City. She previous worked as chief appellate mediator for the Utah Court of Appeals, and has served as associate bar counsel for the Utah State Bar and deputy director of the Division of Child and Family Services.