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President’s Colleagues to host presentation on cycles of a legal career

In the next installment of the President’s Colleagues of Dixie State University meeting series, Allen Jacobi will present “The Cycles of a Legal Career.”

The presentation is set to take place at noon on March 5 in Lecture Hall 156 of Dixie State’s Russell C. Taylor Health Sciences Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center campus at 1526 E. Medical Center Drive. The meeting is free and open for the public to attend.

As a 33-year veteran of practicing law in the New Jersey Division of Workers Compensation, Jacobi will discuss the pros and cons of a unique system in which lawyers play a leading role.

Jacobi was born in Camden, N.J., and earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Providence College. After receiving his juris doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law, he worked for three years as a New Jersey deputy attorney general.  He spent the balance of his career on his feet as a trial attorney in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. He was a staff attorney for the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company for 28 years.

Jacobi was in the first group of New Jersey attorneys to be certified by the state’s Supreme Court as experts in the specialty of workers’ compensation.  Additionally, he was invited to join the American Inns of Court, serving in the country’s first chapter devoted to workers’ compensation.

Since he and his wife, Mary Farmer, moved to Ivins in 2006, Jacobi has served on the board of the St. George Art Museum for six years, including two years as a member of the St. George Art Commission.  He was also on the board of his homeowners association for six years, serving as president for five years. Additionally, Jacobi has taught a weekly class titled “Opera for One and All” for the Institute of Continued Learning at Dixie State University. He teaches on a wide variety of topics from Verdi and Spanish Zarzuela to the history of recorded opera and Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung.”

The President’s Colleagues of DSU, established more than 20 years ago by Douglas Alder, professor emeritus and former president of Dixie State, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the Washington County area. Alder, who also started DSU’s Honors Program, organized the group as a way to increase academic activities on campus.

The next President’s Colleagues meeting will feature astronomer Ron Smith as he presents “Dark Matter and Dark Energy.” The lecture is set to take place at noon on April 2 in the Taylor Health Science Center.

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