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Salt Lake City Attorney Julianne P. Blanch Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
March 12, 2020

Joins exclusive group of only 5,800 attorneys nationwide one percent of trial lawyers in the State of Utah

Parsons Behle & Latimer attorney Julianne P. Blanch has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The special induction ceremony at which Blanch became a Fellow took place during the recent 2020 Spring Meeting of the College in Tucson, Ariz.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers (College) is composed of the elite trial bar attorneys from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation of those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds. Fellows must have mastered the art of advocacy and must have a professional career of the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years’ trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

Blanch says, “The College is made up of trial lawyers who are known not only for their courtroom skills, but for adhering to the highest ethical standards of our profession.  It is a privilege for me to be part of this esteemed group."

There are currently approximately only 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.

The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Blanch is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer and the chairperson of the firm’s Litigation, Trial and Appeals practice group – the largest practice group at Parsons. She has been practicing law since 1993 and is an alumna of Harvard Law School.