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  Jul 28, 2014   |   Last update: July 25, 2014 @ 8:46 am

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono

About the event:

12:15 p.m., Moot Courtroom
Come celebrate Pro Bono service with guest speaker Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Lunch provided. For more information on other Pro Bono events happening during the week see the details below.

 

Keynote Speaker: Sim Gill

Sim Gill

Sim Gill was elected as Salt Lake County District Attorney in November 2010.  Prior to his election as District Attorney, Sim served for 10 years as the Chief Prosecutor for Salt Lake City, the largest municipal prosecutor’s office in the state of Utah.

Sim has more than 15 years of prosecuting experience through the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office, Salt Lake City and Layton City. He has prosecuted in the areas of white collar crime, felony drunk driving, environmental crimes and sexual exploitation for profit cases.

As a veteran prosecutor, Sim has been involved in issues of therapeutic justice, criminal prosecution and alternatives to prosecution. He is a big advocate of a systems approach to the issues of criminal and social justice, focusing on collaborative and community oriented approaches to problem solving.

Sim has collaborated on the creation and implementation of various therapeutic justice programs including Mental Health Court, Salt Lake City Domestic Violence Court, Misdemeanor Drug Court and the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center and the newly implemented Early Case Resolution program.  These alternatives seek to transition those offenders out of the criminal justice system who can most benefit from other programs—giving them a much greater chance to not re-offend.

Sim graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. degree in History and Philosophy. He received his J. D. degree and certificate of specialization in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

This event is sponsored by the Utah State Bar, Utah Legal Services, & S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative.

Limited meter parking available in the College of Law parking lot. Free parking available at Rice-Eccles Stadium or take TRAX University Line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block to the north. 

For questions about this event contact Miriam (801-585-3479).

 

Additional Pro Bono Opportunities

Tuesday:

Free Brief Advice Legal Blitz at the Street Law Legal Clinic
Consumer, landlord-tenant, discrimination & employment law.
1234 South Main Street
5 pm – 7 pm

 

Wednesday:

3rd Annual Pro Bono Bake Sale
Rosenblatt foyer
Come support the Pro Bono Initiative by purchasing baked goods.

 

Thursday:

Free Brief Advice Legal Blitz at the Debtor’s Counseling Legal Clinic
Bankruptcy, collections & credit issues.
Salt Lake City Public Library
400 South 210 East in Salt Lake City
6 pm – 8 pm

 

Friday:

Free Brief Advice Legal Blitz at the Medical-Legal Clinic
Landlord-tenant, family law, consumer & more.
South Main Public Health Center
3690 South Main Street
3 pm – 5 pm