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Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

American Indian Free Legal Clinic

  • Urban Indian Walk-In Center, 120 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City 
  • 801-486-4877
  • probono@law.utah.edu
  • Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Utah Legal Services, and the Disability Law Center, this clinic is run on an as-needed basis, which means the clinic does not have regularly-scheduled meeting times. (It is also held in conjunction with large events at the Urban Indian Walk-In Center. The dates of those events will be posted on the website above.) This clinic deals with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal land issues, family claim issues, etc. You may send an email to request a meeting with an attorney if there are no upcoming dates for legal services, but you are not guaranteed a meeting. You must be of American Indian descent to use these services. 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 3060 minutes, depending on the issue. The clinic targets low-income individuals, but there is no income requirement.

Utah Legal Services (ULS)

  • 455 N. University Avenue, Suite 10, Provo and 205 N. 400 W., Salt Lake City (There are offices in St. George and Ogden too. Check the website for locations and phone numbers for those offices.)
  • 801-374-6766 (Provo), 801-328-8891 (within Salt Lake County), and Toll Free 1-800-622-4245 (outside Salt Lake County)
  • ULS provides free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income people in Utah. Low income means individuals and families (1) that are within 200% (This percentage is subject to change.) of the federal poverty guideline (which is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) and (2) who have very limited assets. ULS works with the following types of issues and groups: family law, victims of domestic violence, housing and landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits issues (for example, SSI and SDSI benefits, food stamps, unemployment, Medicaid, and other financial assistance), consumer and expungement assistance, senior citizens, Native Americans, and farm workers. Open hours: 8:00am–5:00pm. New clients may speed up the process by filling out the online intake form. (at https://ulsoi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=4&h=638cee). ULS can only take a limited number of the cases they receive. ULS will take cases if 1) the cases qualify as the types of issues for which ULS offers services (in other words, protective order, stalking injunction, etc.) OR the clients meet low-income requirements, and 2) the cases meet the level of higher domestic violence. If a person does not qualify for ULS, he/she should consider the Utah County Family Justice Center.

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