Co-Director Honored

Published in Center News

Mary Jane Ciccarello, Center on Law & Aging Co-Director and former fellow, received the Distringuished Pro Bono Service Award on October 23, 2017. The award came during Utah's celebration of Pro Bono Week from the Utah State Bar, Utah Legal Services, and the University of Utah S.J.Quinney College of Law Pro Bono Initiative. Mary Jane was recognized for her work in developing and supporting several pro bono programs while she was the director of the Self-Help Center of the Utah State Courts. 

In November, Mary Jane was one of the coordinators and participants of a special statewide roundtable discussion of interested professionals on the intersection of adult guardianship, involuntary commitment and Utah's new Essential Treatment and Intervention Act. The roundtable was sponsored by Utah's WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders) and Utah's Judicial Council. Mary Jane is an active member of WINGS and serves on its executive committee. Utah WINGS posts its information and materials at this link

In September, Mary Jane presented at the 2017 CTC (Court Technology Conference) on "Access from Anywhere: Remote Delivery of Self-Help Services." She spoke about the remote services delivery systems and court clerk training program she developed while director of the Self-Help Center of the Utah State Courts. Her fellow presenters were self-help services directors, Maria Livingston of the Orange County, California Superior Court and Stacey Marz of the Alaska State Courts.