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CLE: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

  • Zions Bank Founders Room 1 S. Main Street, 18th Floor Salt Lake City, UT (map)

The Utah Chapter of the FBA and the Utah Minority Bar Association are proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Reverend France Davis

Civil Rights Panel
Honorable Brooke Wells, Blake Hamilton, and Erik Strindberg

April 17, 2014, Noon to 2 p.m.
2 Hours CLE Pending
$20 for FBA and UMBA Members
$50 for non-members
Free to participants in the FBA’s Federal Appointment Wheel Program

To register, please send your name, bar number, and check payable to the “Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter” to the following address by April 14, 2014:

Jenifer Tomchak
c/o Kathy Spencer
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
185 South State Street, Suite 800
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

 This luncheon has limited seating, so please register early.

Keynote Speaker

Reverend France Davis is nationally renowned speaker, who personally experienced the profound impact of the Civil Rights Act.  He grew up in Georgia during the height of tensions over racial segregation.  As a student reporter for the Tuskegee newspaper, he met and interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was so inspired by that interview, he began marching with Dr. King in civil rights demonstrations.  Rev. Davis marched with Dr. King from Selma to Montgomery, George.  He was there when Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. and his “How Long?” speech in Montgomery, Alabama.  Rev. Davis has dedicated his life to social justice.  He is a leader in the community and continues to fight for social justice.   He has been described as “one of Utah’s human treasures” for the work he has performed in the community, including his service on the community and national boards for the Salt Lake NAACP, the Salt Lake Housing Authority, Career Service Council, and the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau.  His extensive list of accomplishments and accolades can be found at

Civil Rights Panel

The Honorable Brooke Wells (Magistrate Judge, U.S. Federal District Court, Utah), Blake Hamilton (Stirba , P.C.), and Erik Strindberg (Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC) will discuss the best practices for representing clients with civil rights claims.  This CLE is offered as part of the FBA’s Federal Appointment Wheel Program.  The FBA and the Unites States Federal District Court, District of Utah, jointly run a program through which federal judges can quickly identify and appoint counsel from a pool of volunteer attorneys for disadvantaged people the judges identify as having a colorable civil rights claim.  For more information about how you can participate, please contact Blake Hamilton at

Earlier Event: April 3
UMBA Quarterly Social
Later Event: May 1
Law Day