University of Utah
Law School Pro Bono Programs
Pro Bono Initiative
P: (801) 213-6527
Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by Administrative Support for Student Group Projects
Description of Programs
The Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) is a unique, noncredit volunteer program that allows law students to build real-world problem-solving skills while serving their community. Student volunteers work directly with attorneys to provide free brief legal consultation programs throughout Salt Lake City and Utah. The consultation programs are an opportunity for students to build valuable lawyering skills including client counseling, legal research, and document drafting. Beyond that, PBI provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to engage with and serve the community. The legal advice sites operate year round and are staffed by volunteer students and attorney supervisors. Beyond monthly sites, PBI also partners with community organizations to provide aid directly to their clients, including the Road Home, the Refugee Law Clinic, People’s Legal Aid, the SLCC Dream Center, and more. Students who perform at least 50 hours of volunteer service during law school receive a certificate.
Location of Programs
With the Career Services Office.
The Pro Bono Initiative has a full-time Director.
Financial support for the Pro Bono Initiative is sought through mixed sources including the law school operating budget, grants/foundations, firms, individuals, and alumni.
Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono
"Outstanding Pro Bono Alumnus" of the year and "Outstanding Pro Bono Student" of the year.
Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects
Law School Public Interest Programs
Public Interest Centers
PI Career Support Center
Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)