‘Going to a School that has Opportunities for Real-World Experience Should Be A Priority’: 3L Chamorro Shares her Perspective on Pro Bono Service, Education

3L Heidi Chamorro applied to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after volunteering as a Spanish-language translator for one of the College’s clinics while she was still an undergraduate. In the interview below, she describes how her volunteer experience reinforced her desire to attend the College of Law, describes the practical benefits […]

‘My Favorite Part of Law School’: 3L Minson Describes the Value of Her Pro Bono Experiences

Maureen Minson, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was keenly interested in civil rights and public service even before she decided to attend law school, so she was pleasantly surprised when she discovered the number of experiential learning opportunities available to her through the College’s Pro Bono Initiative. In […]

Zimmerman Jones Booher Receives Prestigious Beacon of Justice Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 30, 2013) – The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) is delighted to announce the names of the 2013 Beacon of Justice Award winners. The 17 law firms that were honored, including Salt Lake City’s Zimmerman Jones Booher, have all devoted considerable time and resources to delivering on the mandate of […]

3L Daniel Black, Street Law Clinic Help Client Avoid Eviction

The College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) provides free legal advice to the underserved in the community who otherwise would lack access to the justice system. PBI also offers skill-building legal opportunities to law students, who work under the direct supervision of volunteer attorneys. Recently, two participants, Jonathan Thorne, supervising attorney, and Daniel Black, […]

3L Wiethorn Discusses Street Law Clinic on Local Radio Program

John Wiethorn, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Student Director of the Street Law Clinic, was recently interviewed on KNRS’ show “Feedback with Abby Bonnell.”  In the 15-minute interview, he discusses the Street Law Clinic, the Pro Bono Initiative, and the clinical programs at the College of […]

1Ls Gutierrez, Hastings Win Unemployment Appeal With Help from Supervising Attorneys

With guidance provided by supervising attorneys from the law firm of Strindberg  & Scholnick, David Gutierrez and Brett Hastings, both 1Ls at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who volunteer at the Street Law Clinic, recently helped a Salt Lake City resident win an appeal after he was initially denied unemployment benefits. […]

Pro Bono Initiative's Street Law Clinic Featured in Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) was profiled in a March 20 Daily Utah Chronicle article, “pro bono clinics give law students experience.” The article focuses on PBI’s Street Law Clinic, and includes interviews with 3L John Wiethorn, the clinic’s student director, and 1L Brett Hastings. Wiethorn and […]

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2012

  Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2012 October 22nd-October 26th Monday: Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Kick Off- 12:15-1:30 p.m., Moot Courtroom, Stewart Ralphs, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake City. Law students encouraged to attend along with all legal professionals from the legal community. Lori W. Nelson, Utah State Bar President will […]

College of Law Celebrates Pro Bono Service Oct. 22-26

From October 22 -26, the College of Law joins the Utah State Bar in celebrating pro bono service and encouraging law students and practitioners to volunteer their time and expertise to low-income Utahns who otherwise could not afford legal advice or representation.  A variety of events will take place that week, including the kick-off event […]

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono with speaker Pamela Atkinson

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2011 with featured speaker Pamela Atkinson Monday, October 24 at 12:15 p.m. Sutherland Moot Courtroom Welcome and awards: Rodney Snow, Utah State Bar President Introduction and closing remarks: Hiram Chodosh Lunch reception to follow in the Rosenblatt foyer. Free parking available in the Rice Stadium parking lot. Learn more about the […]