2019 Annual Conference

The PDA is excited to announce that Priority Registration for our Annual Conference will be January 18-Feb 1, 2019 and General Registration will be February 1- April 3. This year's conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel (The Yarrow) in Park City, UT on April 11-12, 2019. We are in the process of applying for 11 hours of credit for this years' conference, and are excited about the blend of local and national speakers we have started to assemble for this great event. 


The PDA is in the process of applying for 11 hours of CLE credit with the Utah State Bar.


April 11-12, 2019

The Doubletree Hotel (The Yarrow)

1800 Park Avenue

Park City, Utah, 84060


For all PDA members with current defense contracts (including conflict contracts), Priority Registration will run January 18-February 1st. You will need to email your local Board Area Representative for the code that will allow you to register early and receive the $25 discount. For those traveling more than 50 miles to attend the conference, you may register for a free hotel room Wednesday night with the code 50MILES. If you would like to reserve a room for Friday night, you may do so at the discounted rate of $100 per night. The cost of breakfast and lunch both days is inlcuded in your registration fee, but if you are bringing guests, you must pay for their meals, and there is an option to do so on the agenda page of the registration form. A finalized schedule will be posted on the website as soon as all speakers are confirmed.



If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact your board member representative or you can email me at kirstin@parentaldefense.org or call at 801-610-9127.



Current Board Member Representative

Contact Email

1st and Weber

Carol Mortensen (President)



Jason Richards



Jordan Putnam



Margaret Lindsay


5th and 6th

Michael Rawson


7th and 8th

Mark Tanner (Treasurer)


Online CLE Courses Available

Structured Decision Making: Safety and Risk Assessments

  • Cost: $35.00
  • Length: Approx. 3 Hours
  • CLE: 3 Hours of Self Study Credit

Juvenile Court Boot Camp for Parental Defenders

  • Cost: $15.00
  • Length: Approx. 1 Hours
  • CLE: 1 Hour of Self Study Credit


Do you have suggestions of topics for future events?  Let us know!