Brown Bag Events

UCCR Brown Bag Lunch Presentations

These interactive luncheons will be held the second Thursday of most months from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Brown Bags are currently being held online.


2020 Brown Bag Schedule:

April 9Michelle Oldroyd-Roybal / Update to Best Practices
May 15Online Mini-Symposium
JuneNo brown bag – Ethics CLE
August 13Nathaneal Player / Self Help Center
October 8No brown bag – ADR Academy
Nov 12Travis Marker / TBD
DecemberNo brown bag

Please Join Us Online April 9, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM

Please register by emailing your RSVP to sectionsupport@utahbar.org

Web-Streaming Instructions will be sent to registrants April 8, 2020

What Practitioners Should Know About the Utah Mediation Best Practices Guide” 


In October 2017, Michelle Oldroyd became the Director of Professional Education for the Utah State Bar. This is a new position with the Bar, designed to emphasize the dual mission of the organization – to ensure that lawyers have the continuing education necessary to ethically and effectively practice law, as well as to ensure that the wider community knows the Bar as a resource and vibrant civic partner.  Michelle recently served as Director of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education, with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Previously, she was the Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator and Staff Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Utah for more than a decade. At the Court, she mediated complex litigation and employment matters, and served as a media liaison for the District for high profile trials by managing press relations and security issues. Ms. Oldroyd is a veteran lawyer and mediator who received her Juris Doctorate at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and teaches there also as an adjunct professor. Honored for her efforts and work philosophy, Ms. Oldroyd was named UCCR Peacekeeper for mediation in Utah, earned the Scott M. Matheson Award from the Utah 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. In October 2015, Ms. Oldroyd was named one of the Elite Women Professionals for the United States, highlighting her national reputation for high ethics and professionalism in public service. And, in 2016, Michelle was chosen a Distinguished Humanitarian, by her colleagues, for her ability to combine community service with her professional endeavors. A feature article in the national business publication, Pro-Files Magazine, is forthcoming on Ms. Oldroyd’s efforts in law and education. Michelle lives in Salt Lake City, with her husband, Michael, and their four children. They are devoted University of Utah football fans and tremendously enjoy supporting their children’s activities as well.

If you or someone you know would like to present at a Brown Bag, please let us know by submitting a contact form today. Also, if you have a topic you would like us to address and want us to find a speaker, let us know that too!

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