Professor Leslie Francis recently received a Service to the Courts Award at the Utah Annual Judicial Conference. She was recognized for her service representing people who are the subject of guardianship proceedings through a special pro bono program of the courts called the Guardianship Signature Program. The GSP connects volunteer attorneys with un-represented respondents in guardianship proceedings.
“Utah is a leader in recognizing the right to counsel of people with disabilities,” Professor Francis said. “Utah judges recognized the importance of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities and I’ve been honored to play a part in the court’s efforts.”