Beginning Monday, October 20, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will kick off Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2015, an annual event designed to highlight the importance of pro bono service.
Utah Celebrates Pro Bono begins at 12:15 p.m. in the College of Law’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Featured speaker Rod Snow is shareholder and president of Clyde Snow and Sessions. During his tenure as president of the Utah State Bar from 2011-2012, he worked on the advancement of pro bono services throughout the state. As part of his white-collar crime practice, Mr. Snow represents corporate clients and officers in grand jury investigations and before federal and state administrative agencies. He also conducts corporate investigations for management. Recently, he has been serving as a mediator and arbitrator for select cases.
JoLynn Spruance, Pro Bono Initiative Director, encourages students and practitioners to attend the event. “We will have the opportunity to hear from Rod Snow about the importance of pro bono work as well as his own experiences serving those with less access to legal resources. Each legal professional will, at one point or another in their career, have the opportunity to give back to the community through pro bono service. As a law student, engaging with the Pro Bono Initiative will give you the opportunity to develop legal skills in real-world situations. As a practitioner, you will be able to mentor law students while giving back to the community. Together, students and practitioners will provide valuable legal assistance to those in need.“
Other events during the week include a lunchtime panel on Tuesday, “Serving the Needy through the Clinical Program,” a bake sale on Thursday, and brief advice legal clinics on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Click here for more information on the week’s events, including times and locations.