May 4, 2010
Scott R. Jenkins, attorney and shareholder at Strong & Hanni, was selected by Utah State Bar as the 2010 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Scott was honored last Friday at the Utah State Bar 2010 Pro Bono Publico Awards lunch. Scott has spent countless hours providing pro bono legal services to Sudanese refugees. He has worked in counseling them about legal cases and immigration matters. He helped launch and is general counsel of the organization, MADF (Makol Ariik Development Foundation) which sponsors Sudanese students in graduate studies. Scott has also continued to serve as pro bono legal counsel for Children of the Andes Humanitarian, an organization which operates an elementary school for children living in the Andes Mountains near Otavalo, Ecuador.
Scott earned his J.D. in 1977 and his B.A. in History in 1974 from Brigham Young University. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar and the U.S. District Court, District of Utah in 1978 and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in 1979.
Scott has more than 30 years experience advising individuals, entities and charitable organizations on legal matters affecting their lives, families and businesses, including business organization, public offerings, private placements, and SEC reporting. He has also counseled with hundreds of individuals regarding their wills, living trusts, legal planning, probate and litigation matters. He has worked with attorneys in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America and the Far East.