2020 UCLI Certification Program Criteria

By enrolling in UCLI’s 2021 Certification Program, an organization commits to doing each of the following by December 31, 2021*:

  • Updating or maintaining a UCLI Representative from your organization’s leadership as primary UCLI contact;

  • Having your law firm participate in a Train the Trainers event focused on inclusion in the Legal Profession (to take place in the third or fourth quarter 2021);

  • Having at least two members of senior management, at least one of whom is a male (if applicable), complete at least three hours of D&I related CLEs or training annually (For legal employers with 10 or fewer attorneys, having at least one member of senior management complete at least three hours of D&I related CLEs or training annually);

  • Becoming a UCLI Sponsor or hosting/volunteering at a UCLI or D&I related event;

  • Completing a UCLI survey on an annual basis to assist UCLI in tracking the progress of Utah’s legal profession on D&I issues (confidential reporting permitted); and

  • Conducting an internal survey/review to assess, and determine how to improve, diversity and inclusion within your organization’s employment. (UCLI sample survey questions/categories forthcoming).

* Completion of these criteria does not guarantee the realization of results or benefits by the organization. The criteria may evolve each year to match the community’s needs. UCLI will work with legal representatives statewide to continuously develop the program. Any changes to the criteria will be announced in the fall before the enrollment deadline for the following year. The participant must be enrolled in the UCLI Certification Program at the time it displays a UCLI Certification Logo in any media/materials.

Terms and Conditions of the UCLI 2021 Certification Program

1. To earn the Certification, the organization must complete each of the criteria listed above.

2. The organization may use the UCLI 2021 Certification logo on its electronic or paper media throughout the year 2022. Any reference to the organization being certified must specifically state it is for the year 2021, or specifically the terms: “UCLI 2021 Certification.”

3. Upon completion of all terms in sections 1 and 2 the organization shall certify in writing that it has complied with each of those terms. Organizations can send such notifications to or .

4. If there is a breach of any of these terms, the organization may be notified and required to stop using the “UCLI 2021 Certification” logo and remove all references to the UCLI 2021 Certification on all media within 15 days.

5. Criteria may evolve each year to match the community’s needs. UCLI will work with legal representatives statewide to continuously develop the program. Any changes to the criteria will be announced before the enrollment deadline for the following year.

6. The organization permits UCLI to advertise the organization’s enrollment, progress and certification on any media.

We strongly encourage the enrollees to add a link to UCLI’s website www.utahcli.org/certification which explains the Certification Program, the process, and the terms. We expect students, attorneys and the business community to consider the Certification as an important demonstration of the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. To that end, we also encourage enrollees to inform UCLI at of completion of each of the requirements in Section 1 so that UCLI may advertise the organization’s actions to the community. The organization’s Representative and marketing team may freely contact UCLI at .