The ACLU of Utah litigates and provides amicus
assistance in a variety of cases each year and resolves many more issues
outside of the courtroom. Due to the extreme dedication and generosity
of our volunteer cooperating attorneys, the attentiveness of our staff,
and the support of our members and contributors, we have an active legal
presence in Utah and in the country.
John Mejia Joins ACLU of Utah as New Legal Director
Posted 2/21/12 - The ACLU of Utah is pleased to announce the hiring of John Mejia as our new Legal Director, as we bid a fond farewell to our Interim Legal Director, Joe Cohn. “We are thrilled to welcome John to the ACLU of Utah as Legal Director,” said Karen McCreary, Executive Director of the ACLU of Utah. “Because he grew up here, John knows and cares about Utah, and his educational and professional background will make him a great fit to lead our growing legal program.”
Indigent Defense The Sixth Amendment guarantees every person accused of a crime the right to an attorney for his or her defense, regardless of ability to pay, and the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees all citizens equal rights regardless of race or national origin. Yet all too often, these rights are violated by indigent defense systems that leave low-income people, including many people of color, without adequate representation.