Kate Conyers is the Development Committee Co-Chair and Women Lawyers of Utah (WLU) Representative for the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. Kate started her career as a civil litigator, but realized that her talents were more suited for the fast-paced atmosphere of criminal defense. She joined the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (LDA) in 2011, representing hundreds of indigent defendants in plea negotiations and trial. In addition to her legal work, Kate provides extensive pro bono work, including spearheading the Veterans Administration Legal Clinic at the VA Hospital on the U campus.
Kate has been recognized with many national and state awards, including the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court, Utah State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Most recently in 2018, the University of Utah awarded Kate with their Distinguished Alumna award.