College of Law to Participate in First-Ever National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 25-30

The S.J. Quinney College of Law will participate in the inaugural National Pro Bono Celebration, October 25-30, 2009.

During the week, the Pro Bono Initiative, Public Interest Law Organization, Wallace Stegner Center, and the Office of Professional Development will sponsor a variety of activities to highlight public service and pro bono opportunities available to Quinney College students and alumni, and publicize the service currently being performed.

Guests during the week will include Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch; Scott Groene, executive director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance; and Kathleen Zeitlin, program director of the Salt Lake Peer Court, among others.

Kristin Erickson, Director of the Pro Bono Initiative, said, “The College of law is joining law schools, state bars, and law firms across the nation in celebrating the incredible pro bono service being performed by members of the legal profession to increase access to justice for all Americans.”

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