FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Launch Party on Tuesday to Celebrate the Creation of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion
SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI), a new nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the goals of equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession, will be holding a launch party on March 13, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 111 South Main Street, Floor 21.
The party will provide an opportunity to talk with UCLI board members and learn more about how the Utah legal profession can improve its equity and inclusion.
“All Utahns deserve to have trust and confidence that the rule of law endures and that they can expect help and fairness when things go wrong in their lives,” said Christine Durham, UCLI board member and former Utah Supreme Court Justice. “That trust is enhanced when the legal profession and the judicial system reflect the same breadth and diversity of the people they serve. The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion is committed to pursuing every avenue it can to make that aspiration a reality.”
“I am thrilled to join former Justice Christine Durham in this effort to make our legal system more reflective of Utah’s people and our reputation as a ‘welcoming state,’” said Francis Wikstrom, a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer and UCLI board member. “Justice Durham was a trailblazer in this effort and UCLI could not have a better leader and role model. Although important strides have been taken, we still have much work to do to encourage women and minorities to enter and succeed in the field of law.”
Working with partners like the Utah State Bar, legal employers, government agencies, educational institutions, and community partners, UCLI strives to enhance organizational inclusion, facilitate education opportunities and professional advancement for students and attorneys with diverse backgrounds, assist in eliminating bias in Utah’s justice system, and track the progress of legal inclusion efforts throughout the state. More information about UCLI can be found at www.utahcli.org.