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This profile was last updated on 5/9/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Ms. Louise T. Knauer

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Member, Executive Committee

Family Law Section
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Smith College
  • Masters degree
    Boston University
  • University of Utah College of Law
11 Total References
Web References
Women Lawyer of the Year
www.utahwomenlawyers.org, 9 May 2007 [cached]
2003: Louise Knauer
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2003 Woman Lawyer of the Year: Louise KnauerWomen Lawyers of Utah has named Louise T. Knauer as the 2003 Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year.Knauer, who opened her own practice after leaving a large firm in 1987, has been a role model for many women in the practice as well as a pioneer in the area of family law.
Knauer was born in Pennsylvania, graduated from Smith College in 1964 (where she was the College's ping-pong Champion) and received her Masters degree from Boston University in 1967.Knauer graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Utah College of Law in 1983.She began her legal career at Watkiss and Campbell and left to create her own solo practice, focusing on family law.
Prior to her career in law, she founded the Women's Studies Program at the University of Utah and was its first Director, from 1977-1980.According to Kathy Brooks, the retiring head of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah, "women's issues on this campus would not have gone forward without Louise's quiet, strong insistence."
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Knauer has taught at many universities including Boston University, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, BYU, and the University of Utah.She has served as a member of many Utah Bar Association committees including the Needs of Women and Minorities and the Budget and Finance Committee.She has been on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Utah, serving as its President from 2001-2002.She also serves as a Volunteer Gaurdian ad Litem and is on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
As one of the people that nominated Knauer said, she is a "delightful, caring person who represents the things that Women Lawyers of Utah stands for: professionalism, collegiality and service to others."
August/September 2003
www.utahbarjournal.com, 19 Aug 2004 [cached]
Women Lawyers of Utah has named Louise T. Knauer as the 2003 Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year.Ms. Knauer has been a role model for many women in the practice as well as a pioneer in the area of family law.
Ms. Knauer graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Utah College of Law in 1983.She began her career at Watkiss and Campbell and left to create her solo practice, focusing on family law.She has taught at Boston University, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and the University of Utah, among others.She has served as a member of various Utah State Bar committees, including the Needs of Women and Minorities and the Budget and Finance Committee.She has been on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union as well as the Board of Trustees for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Utah, serving as its President from 2001-2002.She also serves as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem and is on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
As one of the people who nominated Knauer said, she is a "delightful, caring person who represents the things that Women Lawyers of Utah stands for: professionalism, collegiality and service to others."
Utah Bar Journal
www.utahbar.org [cached]
Louise Knauer
Salt Lake Tribune - Utah
www.sltrib.com, 21 Dec 2004 [cached]
Of those, virtually all were no-fault divorces, according to Louise Knauer, chairwoman of the Utah State Bar's Family Law Section.Knauer says Wallace's bill is unlikely to have the desired effect of reducing divorce rates in the state.More likely, such legislation could make divorce in Utah more expensive and lengthy.And low-income couples would have a difficult time drafting more complex divorce papers through free clinics and Web sites."I'm not sure the solution to divorce is to say you're going to have to prove he had sex with someone else or she beat you with an ax.It's a much more complex set of questions," Knauer says.Utah National Organization for Woman President Andrea Moore-Emmett worries that ending no-fault divorce will victimize women and children."Eliminating no-fault divorce can only make the process more adversarial, which is never good for children involved and can put women at higher risk for violence," she says.
GLBT Community Center of Utah
www.glccu.com, 13 Sept 2002 [cached]
Louise KnauerPresident of the Boardemail: lknauer@glccu.com
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