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Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

BYU Community Legal Clinic

  • Deseret Industries, Employment Resource Center, 702 W. Columbia Lane, Provo, Utah
  • communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu
  • 801-297-7049
  • The BYU Community Legal Clinic is run by law professors and law students at BYU Law School. It is held from 5:00pm–7:00pm on Thursdays. It is anticipated that the Clinic will continue to be held on Thursdays at that time even in the summer. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended that individuals call and make an appointment. The number listed above is for the Utah Bar, an organization that manages the BYU Community Legal Clinic appointments. Generally, you may call the number anytime during normal business hours (9:00am–5:00pm) to talk to a Utah Bar staff member to schedule an appointment with the Clinic. The Clinic mainly helps with immigration issues, but is willing to hear about any legal issue and may refer people to other organizations or attorneys if the Clinic cannot help. Family law matters will always be referred to Timpanogos Legal Center. The Clinic will only help those who are considered to have low or modest means. The Clinic is closed on holidays and during BYU Law School student breaks. Contact communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu or check the Facebook page "BYU Community Legal Clinic" for inquiries regarding a specific date.

Centro Hispano/Community Law Help for Immigrants

  • 817 South Freedom Blvd., Provo
  • 801-655-0258
  • Centro Hispano's mission is to help empower Hispanics to have equal access to the information and resources they need in order to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education and skill-building activities.
  • Central Hispano provides bilingual services to Hispanic community members. We offer services such as walk-in consultations for information and referrals, free adult education classes, legal assessments, low-income tax payer assistance, and health promotion and wellness activities.  
  • They also may have a representative who is at the Utah County Family Justice Center on Tuesday nights. It is recommended that you see the representative at the Utah County Family Justice Center, rather than at the Centro Hispano building if you require legal assistance.

Holy Cross Ministries Legal Immigration Program

  • 860 E. 4500 S., Suite 204, Salt Lake City
  • 801-261-3440
  • Services provided include the following: 
    • consultations;
    • support for immigrant victims of violence;
    • support for humanitarian and temporary status applicants;
    • family reunification assistance; and
    • citizenship services.
  • Holy Cross does not represent people in the services listed above, but rather it gives consultations and starts the process before referring clients to other organizations/attorneys. Also, people who come should already be in the process of removal proceedings. There are no income requirements for consultations, but Holy Cross typically accepts lower income people first. Most clients are below the 200% poverty line, and Holy Cross generally will not take anyone as clients in the 300%–400% poverty line. The poverty guidelines are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. Consultation fees are $50 unless the person was referred to them by a shelter; in that scenario, the fee is reduced to $20. Consultations are by appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment or see their website for a list of times to drop off a completed application. 

Catholic Community Services Immigration Program

  • 745 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City
  • 801-977-9119 (then dial "3")
  • Consultations by appointment Monday through Friday; walk-ins are available on Wednesdays. Call between 8:30am–5:00pm to schedule an appointment. (The office is closed from 12:00pm–1:00pm.) Legal staff are available to help answer questions and assist in the following areas: filing for permanent residence, U.S. citizenship, and family petition visas, or applications for renewal of identity documents. They can also assist with refugees or immigrants in deportation proceedings.
  • Languages: Arabic, Burmese, English, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Bhutanese, Dzongkha.

International Rescue Committee

  • 221 S. 400 W., Salt Lake City
  • 801-328-1091
  • This committee is comprised of certified immigration specialists who work with the Board of Immigration Appeals. They can help with citizenship, green cards, family petitions, or replacement of lost documents. They cannot help with non-immigrant visas (for example, student visas and employment visas) or deportation proceedings. Consultations are free; call and schedule an appointment or attend Friday walk-in hours from 12:00pm–3:00pm.

Utah County Family Justice Center (FJC)

  • Utah County Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Room 1600, Provo
  • 801-851-8508
  • The FJC is a free walk-in clinic comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. The clinic is open every Tuesday night from 5:00pm–8:00pm. No appointment is needed. Bring any relevant court documents with you, and be prepared for a wait. The FJC primarily handles family law issues, but it also works with elder law topics and answers basic questions regarding low-income housing. Immigration help is also available during the first Tuesday of every month. The Family Justice Center offers services from the Department of Workforce Services, Community Action Services and Food Bank, Provo City Housing Authority, Victim Advocates, Utah Legal Services, Division of Child and Family Services, and Centro Hispano. (Other useful resources can be found on the FJC's website.) To be eligible, your income must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.

Timpanogos Legal Center (TLC)

  • Utah County Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Room 1600, Provo
  • 801-649-8895
  • The TLC is a free walk-in clinic that is a part of the Utah County Family Justice Center (FJC) and is comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. The center provides services for divorce, custody, or family law related issues; immigration; housing; and elder law. Clients are helped on a first-come-first-served basis. The center prefers that new clients come in person to the center, as opposed to contacting the center by phone. The center is open every Tuesday night from 5:00pm–8:00pm, except the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. To be eligible to utilize the center's services, your income must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. (The guidelines are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.)

Community Legal Clinic: Ogden

  • LDS Employment Center, 435 N. Wall Avenue, Suite B, Harrisville, UT 84404 
  • This clinic is held the 2nd Thursday of every month, except holidays, from 5:00pm–6:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The clinic deals with questions related to immigration, such as citizenship, status, deportation, visas, and family law. 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.

Community Legal Clinic: Salt Lake (formerly the Immigration Clinic)

  • LDS Employment Center, 780 W. 800 S., Salt Lake City
  • Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, this clinic is held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm–6:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The clinic answers questions related to immigration, family law, and general legal issues. 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. 

Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse

  • Deseret Industries Building, 2140 S. 800 E., Salt Lake City
  • This clinic is held the 3rd Thursday of every month, except holidays, from 5:00pm–6:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The clinic deals with questions related to immigration, such as citizenship, status, deportation, visas, and family law. 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.

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