The ACLU of Utah accepts civil liberty complaints and requests for assistance. However, they do not accept walk-in appointments or answer legal questions over the phone. You may call them and request an information packet that includes a form to fill out for the ACLU of Utah to review your issue, or you can visit the website listed to fill out the form online. Because the ACLU's process, which process determines if they can assist you, will likely take six weeks or more, the ACLU recommends that you contact an attorney or other legal service for more pressing matters or emergency situations. The ACLU has collected a list of free or low-cost legal resources from across the state of Utah, so if traveling to Utah County or Salt Lake County is difficult for you, try looking at the ACLU's list on their website (available here). The list includes resources in the following Utah areas: Brigham City, Cedar City, Ephraim, Farmington, Fillmore, Layton, Kaysville, Logan, Manti, Moab, Nephi, Ogden, Park City, Price, Provo, Richfield, Roosevelt, St. George, Salt Lake City, Tooele, Vernal, Utah County and West Jordan.
Calls Accepted: Monday through Friday 9:00am–4:00pm. The Center no longer accepts walk-ins.
This center provides services to people suffering discrimination due to a disability. Examples of discrimination include the following: abuse, neglect, accessibility, assistive technology, civil rights, community living, education, health care, housing, transportation, and voting rights. "Disability" is broadly defined to include developmental, physical, intellectual, learning, or sensory disabilities, as well as mental illnesses, emotional impairments, traumatic brain injuries, or chronic health conditions.
Legal Clinic for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 S. 1500 W., Taylorsville
801-860-4860; 801-657-5200 for the video phone
This clinic is held the third Wednesday of every other month from 3:00pm–5:00pm. An appointment is required. Call or schedule via email. During your appointment, you may speak with Utah Legal Services' attorneys on matters concerning employment discrimination, social security, food stamps, Medicaid/Medicare, landlord/tenant issues, discrimination, divorce, and custody. Interpreters will be provided. Clinics are for advice only. If you would like to retain an attorney, call 801-328-8891 or 1-800-622-4245.
Utah Pride Center, 1380 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City
Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah, the OUTLaws, and the Pride Center, this clinic is held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00pm–7:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The clinic deals with LGBT issues related to employment, estate planning, family law, etc. Legal volunteers at the clinic provide advice; however they do not provide legal representation. (The volunteer attorneys will not file anything with the court for you or appear in court on your behalf.) Interviews last anywhere from 30–60 minutes depending on the issue. The clinic targets low-income individuals, but there is no income requirement. Parking is limited, so public transportation is encouraged. The Library TRAX station is right in front of the building.
Horizonte School, in the cafeteria, 1234 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah, this clinic is held the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday nights of each month (except holidays) from 5:00pm–6:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The clinic deals with consumer issues, employment law, housing issues, discrimination, etc. Legal volunteers at the clinic provide advice; however they do not provide legal representation. (The volunteer attorneys will not file anything with the court for you or appear in court on your behalf.) Interviews last anywhere from 30–60 minutes, depending on the issue. The clinic targets low-income individuals, but there is no income requirement.