November 2009 e.Bulletin
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT STEPHEN W. OWENS
Successful Pro Bono Event
I want to offer an earnest “thank you” to the wonderful attorneys and paralegals who graciously gave of their time and expertise at the free legal clinic last week at the St. Vincent de Paul Community Center. On a cold and snowy day, we served a hardy hot lunch and distributed mittens to hundreds of homeless and low income people and we remained at the Center well into the afternoon, providing free legal assistance to 50-60 individuals. Local newspapers and television news acknowledged our efforts. http://webster.utahbar.org/news/2009/10/ksl_news_attorneys_volunteer_t.html
Thanks to our event co-chairs, Candice Vogel and Dave Hall.
Try to always have a pro bono case. You will be a hero to someone. Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct establishes an aspirational goal of 50 hours per year or a contribution in the equivalent of ten dollars per hour to organizations that represent our needy, such as “…and Justice for All.” Pro Bono work provides additional benefits for those of us who are currently underemployed to stay involved
November 2009 E-News