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Jan Smith has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award is given annually to three individuals (traditionally one judge, one private civil practitioner, and one public sector (usually criminal law) attorney) who have a career of distinguished service in the federal court system, have made significant contributions to the practice of federal law, and exhibit the highest standards of civility, professionalism, and public service. Ms. Smith was honored at the FBA’s annual awards dinner held at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on November 16, 2010.

The Federal Bar Association is a national professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal legal practice. The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association covers the entire area served by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The chapter has over 300 members, drawn from members of the federal judiciary, private practice, government departments and agencies, military branches, and law schools within Utah.