Pro Bono Initiative Honored by Utah State Bar

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recently received the Utah State Bar’s Distinguished Service Award, recognizing seven years of service.

According to Kristin Erickson, Associate Dean for Legal Career Services at the Quinney College and director of the Pro Bono Initiative, the Initiative was developed with a set of ambitious goals in mind. These included instilling in students a public service ethic, providing mentoring within a context, introducing students to a variety of areas of legal practice, encouraging closer ties between alumni and current students, and serving the disadvantaged by assuring that all citizens receive quality legal assistance.