In the News

Many of our civil rights cases that attract news coverage are filed by Utah Legal Clinic as cooperating attorneys for Utah Civil Rights and Liberties Foundation.

Remembering Brian M. Barnard

09/04/2012: Community mourns death of civil rights attorney Brian Barnard, The Salt Lake Tribune

09/05/2012: Brian Barnard’s Good Fight, Salt Lake City Weekly

09/05/2012: The ACLU of Utah Commemorates the Life of Brian Barnard,

Miscellaneous Civil Rights

10/20/2017: Alleged unsanitary jail conditions at heart of civil rights lawsuit, ABC 4 News

Alta Club Lawsuit. Brian Barnard, as cooperating attorney for Utah Civil Rights & Liberties Foundation, brought a successful lawsuit against the Alta Club for their                  unconstitutional practice of excluding women from membership in the Club.

01/16/1986: Let Women Join Alta Club, Bar Chief Says, Deseret News

02/12/1986: Club Votes to Stop Serving Beer and Keep Women Out, Deseret News


05/16/2017: Homeless man sues Sandy again over panhandling enforcement, Deseret News

10/09/2012: In Our Opinion: Silencing panhandlers violates First Amendment rights, Deseret News

10/05/2012: Homeless Are Fighting Back Against Panhandling Bans, The New York Times

09/27/2012: Another Utah city sued over panhandling statute, The Salt Lake Tribune

09/27/2012: Man sues American Fork over panhandler law, Deseret News

Criminal Defense 

7/30/2016: Trespass charge dismissed against former Utah ‘ag-gag’ defendant, The Salt Lake Tribune

8/06/2014: My Rule is Law; Disquiet grows in the legal community over harsh philosophies at the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office, Salt Lake City Weekly