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Beyond the Bench

Beyond the Bench

DATE: Monday, September 13 2021
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE (pending)

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
There are many pathways to becoming judges and justices, but one that worked for both Utah Court of Appeals Judge Diana Hagen and her colleague Utah District Magistrate Judge Jared Bennett was working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. These two distinguished individuals worked as First Assistant U.S. Attorneys before joining the bench. During their time as a First Assistants, Judge Hagen briefed hundreds of federal appeals and personally argued more than 70 cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, while Judge Bennett handled many natural resources and environmental crimes cases. Hear these distinguished guests speak about their experiences working in federal law, their work now, and the benefits of getting involved with the federal bar association!



Judge Diana Hagen, Utah Court of Appeals
Judge Diana Hagen was appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals in June 2017 by Governor Gary Herbert. She received her law degree with honors from the University of Utah in 1998.

Judge Jared Bennett, United States Magistrate, Utah District
In January 2020, Jared was selected to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Utah. He began his judicial service in May 2020. His office is located in the Orrin G. Hatch United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City.