Utah Bar Investigating Swallow and Could Recommend Discipline

Utah Attorney General John Swallow resigns

There’s another investigation looking into former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. And, apparently, that investigation, by the Utah Bar, has been ongoing since early last year. Within moments of the publication of the hefty, eight volume report on John Swallow by the House Special Investigation Committee, the Utah Bar announced that it has had an investigation into John Swallow since allegations first emerged in January of 2013. From the Utah Bar statement: The Utah House of Representative’s Report on John Swallow, which was recently released to the public, contains allegations…

Egg on its face: the Utah Bar and the Swallow Complaints

Utah Attorney General John Swallow resigns

Has the Utah Bar failed in its duty to the public to self-regulate? That’s a question a pair of lawyers have asked in the wake of the John Swallow scandal, still unfolding as prosecutors in Davis and Salt Lake Counties continue their investigation into John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff, and their associates. Wrote Russell Fericks and David Irvine in the Salt Lake Tribune: The Bar’s refusal to act on the two Swallow complaints is not a convincing demonstration of its ability and willingness to self-regulate. The legal profession in Utah, and the public…