Our Values

  • We believe in the fundamental dignity and equality of all people.
  • We believe that a diverse and inclusive legal profession is essential for upholding ethical standards and community values, enhancing organizational effectiveness, and preserving the ability of our legal system to properly administer and provide access to justice.
  • We believe in fostering a safe and inclusive organizational environment where employees, board and committee members, and volunteers are welcomed, valued, respected, and afforded substantive opportunities to participate and be heard.
  • We believe in employee development at all levels of the organization.
  • We encourage and work to facilitate a culture of openness, empathy, collaboration, trust, and respect that makes space for complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations and dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We are committed to a mindset of growth, integrity, and accountability that includes continuing to research workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, evaluating the effectiveness of our policies and practices, making adjustments as necessary, and seeking to both educate and learn from others when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.
  • We actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization, not only through our programs and initiatives but also through:
    • Partnering with and encouraging members of our board, councils, committees, and staff to participate in and support affinity and other groups such as the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA), Women Lawyers of Utah (WLU), LGBT & Allied Lawyers of Utah (LALU), and the Disability Law Center (DLC);
    • Implementing policies and practices aimed at providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment; 
    • Requiring that our employees, board members, and council members complete at least three hours of diversity and inclusion CLEs or comparable training annually; and
    • Requiring that all employees, board members, and council members agree to uphold these standards, values, policies, and practices upon accepting a position with UCLI or renewing a term of service.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) is committed to upholding and advancing the principles of fairness, equity, and inclusivity. As such, UCLI prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities, including reasonable accommodations as needed and compatible with the performance of essential job functions, to all employees and applicants for employment irrespective of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.  It is the responsibility of each and every representative of UCLI to give our policy of equal employment opportunity full meaning, support, and effect.
This policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but may not be limited to, the job application process, hiring, training, placement, disciplinary action, termination, compensation, advancement, and leaves of absence. The UCLI Board of Directors will periodically review this policy and may make adjustments to it in accordance with relevant developments in employment laws and best practices.