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Representing Yourself: A Legal Resource Guide for Pro Se Litigants: Legal Clinics/ Self-Help Resources in Utah

A resource guide to help pro se patrons at the James E. Faust Law Library find and use legal resources to further their personal legal matters.

University of Utah Sponsored Legal Clinics

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah runs a series of Free Brief Legal Advice Clinics covering a variety of legal issues. The purpose of these clinics is to provide low-income Utahns, who cannot afford an attorney, with brief instruction and legal assistance. The following is a list of clinics sponsored by the law school's Pro Bono Initiative. Individual contact information and clinic descriptions are available on the program's website.

  • American Indian Free Legal Clinic
  • Debtor's Counseling Legal Clinic
  • Expungement Free Legal Clinic
  • Family Law Free Clinic
  • Community Legal Clinic: Salt Lake (formerly called the Immigration Clinic)
  • Community Legal Clinic: Ogden
  • Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse
  • Medical-Legal Clinic
  • Rainbow Law Free Clinic
  • Street Law Free Clinic

Utah State Bar Services

"Help Me Find a Lawyer"

  • "Help Me Find a Lawyer"  takes you through a series of questions to match you with potential attorneys in Utah who practice who practice in the area that you need assistance. These attorneys are likely to charge for their services. However the locator service is free.

Tuesday Night Bar (Salt Lake City)

  • Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar.
  • Occurs the first four Tuesday nights of each month 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • Appointments are required & can be scheduled up to eight days in advance (please call after 1:00 pm).
  • Appointments are for 30 minute sessions where you can ask questions and receive legal advice.
  • Attorneys will NOT represent you in court proceedings.
  • Contact: 801-297-7037
  • Address: 645 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City

Utah State Bar Modest Means Referral Program

  • This program is designed to help people with modest earnings find lawyers who discount the cost of their services to match incomes.
  • To qualify you must be between 125- 300% of the federal poverty line. If you qualify, you will be referred to a lawyer who charges up to $75/ hr or a corresponding flat rate.
  • Complete the intake application on the Modest Means website to see if you qualify for this service.
  • Contact: 801-297-7049

Utah Courts Services

Utah Self-Help Center (Lawyer of the Day)

  • Contact: 888-683-0009
  • Email: selfhelp@utcourts.gov
  • The Self-Help Center is a service provided by the Utah Courts. They provide free legal help for people who do not have a lawyer by providing them with information to help them to understand their rights. The Self-Help Center cannot provide legal advice, nor represent you in court, but they can help you find the information you may need to represent yourself.
  • Attorneys who volunteer at the Self-Help Center are not your lawyer, but they can help you with legal forms, help you find out information about your case, point you to other free/ low cost legal resources.

Public Law Libraries in Utah

Howard W. Hunter Law Library (BYU) (private institution, but welcomes public patrons)

  • Located at the J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Reference Contact: 801-422-6658

James E. Faust Law Library (University of Utah)

  • 383 University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Reference Contact: 801-581-6184/ reference@law.utah.edu

Utah State Law Library

  • 450 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Reference Contact: 801-238-7990/ library@utcourts.gov

Did you know...

The Utah State Courts website provides helpful information about the state court system. It has legal forms as well as a "Self Help" section that provides you with helpful resources and answers to questions you may have about representing yourself.

 

BYU- Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

The Howard W. Hunter Law Library's Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources Guide is a comprehensive collection of legal resources by legal subject area.

James E. Faust Law Library (SLC)

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library