College of Law alumni promote access to justice in their home town

Jess Morrison (’15), Tyler Needham (’15), and Jacqueline Esty Morrison (’12), all former attendees of Park City High School and all former officers of the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, along with Laja Thompson of Utah Legal Services and Mary Jane Ciccarello (’93), met with Park City families on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The attorneys provided an overview of low and pro bono legal resources in Summit and Salt Lake Counties and met with individuals and families about how to address their unique legal concerns.

The event was held at Park City High School and was organized by PCHS teacher Anna Williams and Jess Morrison (also a former PCHS teacher), along with representatives of the school’s Latinos in Action chapter. Also in attendance were representatives from Holy Cross Ministries, Utah Valley University, and the KCPW radio station. According to Needham, who serves as the Access to Justice Director at the Utah State Bar, “Community meetings like this one are essential to making sure our students and their families can access the legal help they need, and that our attorneys stay connected to the people they serve.”