College of Law Student Satterlee Speaks at National LGBT Bar Association Conference

Alison Satterlee, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak on a panel for the National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, to be held September 8-10, 2011. She will participate on a panel titled  “Reaching Communities Most in Need: Innovative Projects Serving Low-Income LGBT Clients.”    

According to publicity materials for the panel, “There are many low-income LGBT people who require legal services to protect their basic needs, including safe employment and family recognition. Many LGBT organizations, legal aid services, pro bono attorneys, and students are working together to create new models for serving low-income LGBT clients. A few new projects include partnerships with legal aid services and LGBT bar associations or LGBT community centers, and clinics started by law students and volunteer attorneys from Salt Lake City to Boston. Panelists from these programs will discuss how to start a project, including outreach to the community and securing funding and volunteers.”

Satterlee has been the Pro Bono Initiative Student Director of Rainbow Law Utah for two years, and was previously president of the Outlaws, the College of Law’s LGBT student group. She has interned for Equality Utah, where she helped research and draft non-discrimination policies for various cities in Utah. Currently, she is an intern for a Salt Lake City attorney and works on employment discrimination cases. In her spare time, she loves baking, gardening, and working on LGBT legal issues.

 The Lavender Law Conference will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. For more information, click here