To: Sen. Weiler, T.,
Subject: FW: Support for Margaret Plane
Dear Mr. Howe,
It is with great pleasure that I write to express my wholehearted support for the nomination of Margaret Plane to the Utah Court of Appeals.
I have known Margaret for over twenty years: first, through our association with Women Lawyers of Utah, and later as colleagues in the Utah Municipal Attorneys Association.
As a mentor for the New Lawyer Training Program, I greatly admire Margaret for spearheading the formation of that program through her involvement with the Utah State Bar.
Utah was a leader in the nation due to Margaret’s creativity and innovation in seeing the need for a more effective way to introduce recent bar graduates to the practice of law, and then working on a solution through creation of the NLTP.
Over the years I have called on Margaret to discuss municipal legal issues, statutory interpretation, or the implications of recent case law.
I consider Margaret to be among the best legal minds in Utah.
But perhaps equally important are her qualities of attentiveness and kindness that will serve Utah well as she represents the Utah Judiciary on the Court of Appeals.
Margaret will serve as a premium example of professionalism and civility and will make attorneys (and by extension their clients) who argue before the Court feel heard and their perspective thoroughly considered.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Margaret Plane’s nomination; I fully support her nomination without reservation.
Mara A. Brown
Chief Deputy City Attorney
2549 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401