UVU To Host Legal Services Community Clinic
October 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Whitney Wilkinson (801) 863-5483
Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business will host the 4th annual Legal Services Clinic on Oct. 23 from 7- 9 p.m. at the UVU library in the Timpanogos Room. The clinic offers free legal consultations from attorneys for the community.
Participants meet one-on-one with attorneys and receive personal consultation. Legal volunteers include professionals from a variety of practices including: adoption, family, employment and immigration.
“The clinic offers a very broad spectrum of legal expertize,” said Morgan Fife, attorney for Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC. “People that attend are able to receive assistance for all sorts of litigation. We’re able to provide free legal consultation to the community.”
Attorneys from the Central Utah Bar Association volunteer their time to staff the clinic. UVU legal students will assist by organizing and managing the clinic.
“Volunteering at the community clinic is a great learning experience for anyone in the legal program,” said Kimberly Williamson, UVU student. “Its really practical learning. There is a sense of accomplishment in seeing the community benefit from our efforts.”
The clinic is presented by the Utah State Bar Association, Utah Community Credit Union, Golden Events Management, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Sweet Tooth Fairy Gourmet Bake Shop, the UVU Woodbury School of Business, the UVU Legal Studies Department and the UVU Center for the Study of Ethics.
For information about the clinic and Woodbury School of Business visit www.uvu.edu/woodbury/.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utahís largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.