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Mr. Dhaliwal, Mr. Burke, and Ms. Merrill at the Utah Supreme Court after the argument.

1/20/2020 UPDATE:
On December 9, 2019, the Utah Supreme Court issuing a proposed new rule that will permit Dreamers to gain admission to the Utah State Bar.  Here is a link to the Salt Lake Tribune’s coverage of this development.  In a statement accompanying the proposed rule, the Utah Supreme Court expressed its appreciation for the brief and oral argument from the numerous interested parties, including the Utah Minority Bar Association.


Paul C. Burke presented argument on October 8, 2019 to the Utah Supreme Court on behalf of the Utah Minority Bar Association to advocate in favor of permitting DACA-recipients, commonly known as Dreamers, to practice law in Utah. Read the Deseret News article about the Utah Supreme Court argument.

Earlier this year, after accepting this pro bono project, the Firm filed an amicus curiae brief for the Utah Minority Bar Association. Mr. Burke, Raj Dhaliwal, Brit Merrill, and Brett L. Tolman spearheaded the legal team on the brief, which can be read here. Mr. Burke and Mr. Tolman published a commentary in the Salt Lake Tribune outlining the constitutional arguments in the amicus brief. Their column can be read here.

Mr. Burke, Mr. Dhaliwal, and Ms. Merrill prepared as a team for the oral argument. Mr. Dhaliwal also serves as the President of the Minority Bar Association. RQN Shareholder James A. Sorenson previously served as the organization’s President.