College of Law Kicks Off Pro Bono Celebration with Keynote Pamela Atkinson, Oct. 24

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will kick off the “Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2011” celebration on Monday, October 24 with a special lunchtime event featuring keynote Pamela Atkinson. The event is free and open to the public.

Atkinson is a longtime advocate for Utah’s homeless and a proponent of community service. She was a member of the Utah State Board of Regents for ten years, and also served on the State Board of Education and the Utah College of Applied Technology Board. She now serves on the State Homeless Coordinating Committee, Envision Utah, BMW Bank of North America Board, the Alliance for Unity, and the University of Utah’s School of Business National Advisory Board. Atkinson also works with Governor Gary Herbert as an advisor on various projects and has recently been involved in the restructuring of the State Office of Ethnic affairs.

The event, sponsored by the Utah State Bar, Utah Legal Services, and the College of Law, will serve as the kick-off for a week celebrating pro bono legal service throughout the state.  It will take place on Monday, October 24 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the College’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom, and will be followed by a light lunch. Free parking is available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium lot.

Also speaking are Utah State Bar President Rodney Snow and Dean Hiram Chodosh.

Learn more about the Pro Bono Initiative.

For more information, contact JoLynn Spruance, 801-581-5418 or