Katherine E. Judd Appointed to National Employment Law Committee and Reelected Secretary of Utah State Bar Division

SALT LAKE CITY— Katherine E. Judd, attorney at Clyde Snow & Sessions law firm in Salt Lake City, was recently appointed Vice Chair of an American Bar Association Committee and reelected Secretary of the Utah State Bar's Young Lawyers Division.

An active member of Clyde Snow's Employment Law Group and the Young Lawyers Division, Ms. Judd was appointed to the ABA Young Lawyers Division as Vice Chair for the Committee on Labor & Employment Law. She will serve under the Co-Chairs as one of three Vice Chairs for the 2012-2013 term beginning in August and will participate in national conferences as well as the Touch 10,000 Program, a member-to-member outreach program designed to connect ABA YLD Ambassadors with new bar admittees.

"[Katherine] will be a key member of a dynamic group responsible for providing valuable benefits and services to approximately 130,000 members and 300 affiliated groups," said Chris Rogers, ABA YLD Chair-Elect.

Ms. Judd was also reelected Secretary of the Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division after having served nearly two previous terms in that capacity. She joins President Kate Conyers, President-Elect Gabe White, and Treasurer Scott Powers as a member of the executive board for the 2012-2013 term.

"I'm thrilled to have the supporting vote of YLD's dedicated members both on a national and state level," she said, "and I'm excited to spend the coming year working with them to support the YLD mission and public services."

Aside from her commitment to the YLD, Ms. Judd serves on the Special Projects Committee for Women Lawyers of Utah. As a member of Clyde Snow's Employment Law Practice Group, she uses her legal expertise to construct employment handbooks and provide other related employment law solutions for local organizations and corporations. She also frequently writes articles on employment-related topics for the Group's quarterly newsletter, Business as Usual.

Ms. Judd has been a member of YLD since 2007, serving first as an active member and then an executive board member since 2010. While serving as a board member she said she especially enjoyed meeting others in the Division and helping create a network of supportive relationships that would better the YLD and the profession at large. Through her efforts and those of the executive board, committees, and members themselves, the Division successfully completed several projects for the community, including Wills for Heroes and the Cinderella Boutique. Seeing the fruits of their labors and the enthusiasm of the members in providing such services to the community was immensely rewarding, she said.

"I have witnessed first-hand the importance of a unified purpose in accomplishing meaningful projects and have loved working with and on behalf of the driven and active YLD members to provide public services," she said.

In addition to these honors, Ms. Judd has been named a "Rising Star" by Mountain States Super Lawyers, joining 10 other Clyde Snow attorneys as being listed among the best attorneys in Utah for 2012. 

About the Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division prides itself as being one of the most active organizations within the Bar. With more than 2,000 members, the YLD seeks to facilitate opportunities for member to provide valuable services for the community, including free legal services through legal clinics across the state, Wills for Heroes, and the Cinderella Boutique. All members of the Utah State Bar in good standing under 36 years of age as well as members who have been admitted to their first state bar for fewer than five years, regardless of age, are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Division.

About Clyde Snow

With nearly 30 attorneys, Salt Lake City law firm Clyde Snow & Sessions provides legal counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate law, and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. www.clydesnow.com.