Mondays are big days in the law. The first Monday in October marks the commencement of the Supreme Court session for that year. I always dreaded Mondays when I was doing domestic law (which I am fortunately no longer doing), because every client with visitation and custody issues was calling simultaneously at 9 a.m. And, of course, weekend shenanigans can make for a busy Monday for the criminal defense bar. Finally, the Utah Constitution has designated the fourth Monday in January to begin each year's general legislative session. This means that beginning this Monday, your legislators will begin passing laws. As scary as this may seem, we are protected by the Utah Constitution, which limits the general legislative session to a mere 45 days, excluding federal holidays. Forty-five days isn't really a long time, but legislators always manage to pack a lot of mischief into their short time together.