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HB236, “Mobile Home Park Residents Rights” bill goes to the full House

On February 15, 2017, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted a bill crafted by Professor Linda Smith, S.J. Quinney College of Law students and others as part of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. HB236 was endorsed on an 8-1 vote Wednesday by the House Business and Labor Committee, and […]

Salt Lake Tribune highlights successes of Mobile Home Park Helpline

On December 20, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the successes of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. After 14 months of operating a specially created legal help line for residents and owners of manufactured-home parks, attorneys at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

College of Law work on mobile home park issues featured in The Salt Lake Tribune

A story in the Dec. 21 print edition of The Salt Lake Tribune covered work done by S.J. Quinney College of Law students and University of Utah Professor Linda Smith related to mobile home park issues. A law school recently issued a report and recommendations to a legislative subcommittee regarding the Mobile Home Park Residency […]

U law team urges Utah State Legislature to improve enforcement of Mobile Home Park Residency Act

By Linda F. Smith A team from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law has issued a report and recommendations to a legislative subcommittee regarding the Mobile Home Park Residency Act and a helpline the team has operated for the past 14 months.  The report recommends disbanding the helpline and establishing legal […]

Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

The U.S. Army selected the S.J. Quinney College of Law to host the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course (SATAC). The two-week training is designed to better equip prosecutors and defense attorneys to handle complex cases in military court.

College of Law to Launch Mobile Home Park Help Line

Law students will staff the Mobile Home Park Help Line, providing information to residents and owners of Mobile Home Parks about their rights and responsibilities under the Mobile Home Park Residency Act. The helpline number is 801-587-6700. Since mobile homes are so expensive to move, it is crucial that disputes within the park be resolved and […]

Smith to Participate in Trial Advocates Conference

Linda Smith, Professor of Law and Director of the Clinical Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Utah Chapter conference on February 6 in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the S.J.Quinney College of Law. The subject of the conference is Meth and […]

Smith and 2L Van Zile Volunteer Weekly to Help Pro Se Family Law Litigants

Professor Linda Smith and second-year law student Blake Van Zile volunteer each Tuesday at the Pro Se Family Law calendar to help resolve motions for parties who are unrepresented in divorce, parentage and similar family law cases. The Pro Se Family Law calendar is a signature project of the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Program, […]

Smith Featured in Deseret News Article about Special Olympics

Linda Smith was featured in a Deseret News article focusing on the Special Olympics and highlighting the DynoStars, the team for which she and her husband, Lee Shuster, serve as “Heads of Delegation”  (general managers). Smith details that, “The Unified team featured here is the best in the state; in 2010 the core of this team went […]

Serving the Needy through the Clinical Program

 A Clinical Law School Panel 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Room 106 Students are invited to attend this event. Panel members include representatives from Utah Legal Services, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, Open Legal Services, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, and Jensie Anderson and Emily Chiang representing the SJQ in-house Public Policy Clinic. Lunch provided.