2013 National Pro Bono Celebration Week

Dear Members of the Utah State Bar,

ProBonoWeekNational Celebrate Pro Bono Week is an event established by the American Bar Association in 2009.  The event is meant to highlight the growing need for pro bono services in our nation, state, and local communities, as well as recognize those attorneys who have magnanimously provided these services.  This year, National Celebrate Pro Bono Week events will be held October 20th- October 26th in locations all around the country.

The Utah State Bar sponsors its own National Celebrate Pro Bono Week events so as to further our mission of providing access to justice for all Utahns.  Participation in these events, as well as in general pro bono work,  is a chance for bar membership to make valuable contributions to our community and gain professional experience.  Participation also allows the Utah State Bar to publically show appreciation for those attorneys who have offered pro bono services in the past year.  Volunteer attorneys bring us closer to accomplishing our mission, one client at a time.

A list of Utah State Bar National Celebrate Pro Bono Week events is provided below, and your attendance is requested.  If you have questions regarding any of these events, please contact the Utah State Bar Access to Justice Coordinator, Michelle Harvey, at Michelle.Harvey@utahbar.org.

October 20 – 26 National Pro Bono Celebration Week

Monday, October 21:

Awards Luncheon:  12:00PM.   S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom, 332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

Tuesday, October 22:

Street Law Legal Clinic:  5 p.m.  Horizonte School Cafeteria, 1234 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteer Opportunity!

Tuesday Night Bar: 5:30 p.m.  Law and Justice Center, 645 South, 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteer Opportunity!

Tuesday Night Bar Reception: 5:30 p.m.  Utah Valley University Library, Lakeview Room, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058.  Volunteer Opportunity!

Wednesday, October 23:

Special Film Screening and Panel, Crime After Crime: The Battle to Free Deborah Peagler: 7 p.m.   Main Library Theater, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Free , no ticket necessary, DOORS OPEN at 6:30 2 Hrs. of CLE credit will be given for attorneys in attendance.

Thursday, October 24:

Debtor’s Counseling Clinic:  6 p.m.  Main Library, Fourth Floor Meeting Room, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteer Opportunity!

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