New Executive Director Selected for Office of Legal Services Innovation

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Supreme Court is pleased to announce Sue Crismon as the new Executive Director of the Office of Legal Services Innovation. The Office of Legal Services Innovation is an office of the Court tasked with administering and regulating the Utah Legal Sandbox, a policy space which permits and regulates new legal business models and new legal services for Utah consumers.

Ms. Crismon has significant experience in the area of access to legal services in Utah. She has been a trial attorney at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association for 5 and a half years. Prior to working in criminal defense, she was the Director of Pro Bono Programs at Utah Legal Services where she worked on various access to justice projects and policy initiatives. Ms. Crismon graduated from Weber State University with a degree in criminal justice and received her law degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ms. Crismon is a member of the Pro Bono Commission, the Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties, the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Watkiss-Sutherland II Inn of Court. She has presented at various conferences including the ABA/NALDA Equal Justice Conference and has received the 2012 Committee of the Year Award, the 2012 Attorney Service Award and the 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year Award for her work in pro bono policy.

“Utah’s re-regulation of legal services is a bold undertaking and requires accomplished leadership,” said Chief Justice Matthew Durrant. “The Court is pleased to have Ms. Crismon join our outstanding team at the Office of Legal Services Innovation.”