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Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Week

October 22, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - October 25, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Kick-off

12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6
Join the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative for this year’s Utah Celebrates Pro Bono week. Service awards will be given to four SJQ students, a practicing judge and a pro bono clinic for their outstanding pro bono service efforts. The award winners are listed below. Linda Smith will speak at this year’s kick-off address. Lunch provided.

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Linda F. Smith, Professor of Law and Clinical Program Director

Professor Smith has directed and developed the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Clinical Program for more than two decades, where she has helped students’ combine service with their study of lawyering skills and ethics to produce greater self-knowledge while providing representation to needy clients and governmental entities. Her clinical work began at Yale Law School where she participated in the prison legal services clinic and continued at Greater Boston Legal Services where she was the senior attorney in family law and supervised Harvard Law clinic students.

Professor Smith also has engaged in scholarship about the pedagogy of clinical legal education and civic engagement, including the need for access to justice. She focuses on the intersection of the lawyer’s skills and ethics, having written extensively on the skills of client interviewing from the perspective of conversation analysis. Her scholarly work, also includes writings in the area of family law.

Award Winners

Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award – Judge Paul B. Parker

Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Legal Clinic Award – Rainbow Law Clinic
Stewart P. Ralphs, Jessica S. Couser, Russell G. Evans, Shane A. Dominguez

Distinguished Pro Bono Law Student Awards –
Michael Harmond, Samuel Mehr, Daniel Surfass, Wendy Vawdrey


For questions about this event contact Miriam (801) 585-3479.
Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Street Law Clinic Blitz
5 – 7 p.m.
Horizonte School in the cafeteria (1234 Main Street)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
PBI Bake Sale
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., level 2 by the elevators
*Contact Britny Mortensen to donate »
All proceeds go towards supplies for our PBI Legal Clinics.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Pro Bono through the Clinical Program Panel – This is a student event
“Helping the Needy through the Clinical Program”
12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Room TBD
Clinical Program students will discuss service work while doing internships for credit. Second and third-year law students will share stories about their clinical experiences, including work done at the following clinics: Civil, Criminal, Innocence, Public Policy, and Tax. Lunch provided.


October 22, 2018 @ 12:15 pm
October 25, 2018 @ 1:15 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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