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Honoring Our Volunteer Attorneys

28 October 2014 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist

This article was first published in the Liberty Reporter: 2014 Fall Newsletter >>

The ACLU of Utah has limited staff and funding, yet is faced with a huge number of requests for legal assistance from individuals and organizations. In almost all of our cases, we co-counsel and team up with volunteer attorneys. Since 1958,  volunteer lawyers have provided invaluable support to the ACLU of Utah legal program. These volunteers include sole practitioners, recent law school graduates, as well as some of the state and nation’s most prominent lawyers and firms.

In addition to litigation, attorneys help in several other important ways. For example, we sometimes need help analyzing proposed legislation that affects civil liberties. In addition, we sometimes provide comments on policies or address complaints to administrative agencies. Volunteer attorneys also assist in reviewing complaints and requests for assistance from the public. 

We could not have accomplished many of the significant victories we have achieved this year without the dedicated assistance of the following attorneys. We are grateful for their time and energy. We are always on the lookout for more cooperating attorneys. If you are interested in becoming involved, please visit our website at www.acluutah.org/legal-work/become-a-cooperating-attorney

Michael S. Anderson, Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless

Troy L. Booher, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

Taylor Burton

Doyle Byers, Holland & Hart

Emily Chiang, S.J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah

Rita M. Cornish, Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless

Chad Derum, Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar

Alan Devlin, Latham & Watkins

Stewart Gollan, Utah Legal Clinic

Eric K. Jenkins, Christensen & Jensen

Kathryn “Kass” Harstad, Strindberg & Scholnick

John Harrington, Holland & Hart

Cheylynn Hayman, Christensen & Jensen

Danielle A. Kendrick, Latham & Watkins

Beth E. Kennedy, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

Clemens A. Landau, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

Julie J. Nielson, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

Randall W. Richards, Richards & Brown

Kent Morgan, Morgan, Nish & Associates

Al Pfeiffer, Latham & Watkins

Karra J Porter, Christensen & Jensen

David C. Reymann, Parr Brown, Gee & Loveless

Austin J. Riter, Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless

Lauren I. Scholnick, Strindberg & Scholnick

LaShel Shaw, Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless

Erik Strindberg, Strindberg & Scholnick

Noella A. Sudbury, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

Aaron Tarin, Immigrant Defenders, PLLC

Charles Taylor, Latham & Watkins

Jonathan K. Thorne, Strindberg & Scholnick

Kyle A. Virgien, Latham & Watkins

Nina Wolf

Michael Zimmerman, Zimmerman, Jones & Booher

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