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Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

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.)

Timpanogos Legal Center (TLC) Document Clinic

  • Utah County Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Room 1600, Provo
  • 801-649-8895
  • timplegal@gmail.com
  • The TLC document clinic provides assistance (by appointment only) for drafting documents for qualifying self-represented clients. You may either fill out intake forms online or receive help filling them out on Tuesdays from 5:00pm–8:00pm at the Utah County Health and Justice Building.
  • The requirements for receiving assistance are: 
    • the legal issue must relate to family law, renter's law, or elder law;
    • you must be representing yourself;
    • you must meet the income requirements; and
    • you must be either a U.S. citizen or a legal resident.
  • After the intake forms are sent to the TLC, a response is sent within three days informing you as to whether or not you have been approved to receive assistance. Approved clients will have a virtual meeting set up with an attorney who can assist in drafting court documents.

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.

Senior Center Legal Clinics

  • Utah State Bar's Committee on Law and Aging
  • The Senior Center Legal Clinics provide assistance to seniors ages 60 years or older who live in Salt Lake County. These clinics provide 20 minute consultations with an attorney on any topic and are held at Salt Lake County senior centers. (A list of senior centers is available at http://slco.org/aging-adult-services/senior-centers/.) Appointment required. Call your local Salt Lake County senior center or the Utah State Bar at 801-297-7049 or the Salt Lake County Aging Services office at 385-468-3200.

Aging and Adult Protective Services

  • 1-800-371-7897
  • This hotline provides support and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults (such as the elderly or mentally handicapped.)

Utah Legal Guide for Those 55 Years Old and Older

  • This website has information relating to persons age 55 years old or older. You can download the full eBook for free called Navigating Your Rights: The Utah Legal Guide for Those 55 and Over. Some examples of the information contained in the eBook include the following: protecting yourself from scams and sales, knowing your consumer rights, preventing and protecting yourself from abuse, caring for grandchildren, learning about benefits, obtaining medical insurance, finding housing options, organizing your assets (estate planning), keeping the power (end-of-life planning), making arrangements (death of a loved one), and getting legal help. 

Elder Law Program

  • Utah Legal Services, 205 N. 400 W., Salt Lake City
  • 801-328-8891
  • This program provides assistance on any topic to seniors ages 60 years or older living in Utah. Call to submit your information. The program will ask for information on your income to see if you qualify for additional legal services, but you are not required to give the information. Intake hours are from 9:00am–2:00pm Monday through Friday. 

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