What does the Initiative mean to me as a student?
- Gain experience. Volunteering through PBI will introduce you to the practice of law and through our projects you “hands-on” experience and knowledge that will help you to become a better attorney. As you search for employment during law school, actual legal experience will set you apart from other applicants.
- Establish a network of contacts. Volunteering introduces you to practitioners in your areas of interest who can provide references, advice, and career guidance.
- Personal fulfillment. Thousands of low-income Utahns face legal problems without access to representation. Your volunteer efforts may prevent a client from being wrongfully evicted or help a disabled client secure benefits. Many attorneys cite pro bono cases as their most fulfilling work.
- Explore. Volunteering provides an opportunity to explore new, unfamiliar areas of the law. Students may discover a passion for a field they had not previously considered.
Contact Pro Bono at 801.581.5418 or send us a message you have any questions or comments or if you need further information.