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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.

Note about COVID-19

Some of the resources listed below may be impacted by COVID-19 shut downs.

Please reach out to the service provider directly for more information.

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 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 Law
  • Debtors Counseling
  • Expungement
  • Family Law
  • Medical-Legal
  • Rainbow Law
  • Street Law
  • Community Legal Sites

Utah State Bar Services

Tuesday Night Bar (Salt Lake City)

The Tuesday Night Bar Clinic is a weekly, free legal clinic held at the Utah State Bar building (the Law & Justice Center) on 200 E. 645 S. in Salt Lake City. To attend the Tuesday Night Bar, you must call 801-297-7037 beforehand to register. You may also register online at: https://www.utahbar.org/tuesday-night-bar-clinic/.

Licensed Lawyer

  • Licensed Lawyer is a free service offered by the Utah State Bar.
  • Licensed 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.

 

Modest Means Referral Program

  • As part of the Utah State Bar's Affordable Attorneys for All initiative, the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program helps Utahns with modest earnings find a lawyer offering discounted rates to match their 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: https://www.utahbar.org/public-services/modest-means-lawyer-referral-program/
  • Questions? Call 801-297-7049.

FAUST LAW LIBRARY REMOTE OPERATIONS

The Faust Law Library is physically closed.  However, library staff are working remotely.

Check the service status of Faust Law Library services.

 

Utah Courts Resources

Utah Self-Help Center

The Utah State Courts' Self-Help Center (SHC) provides free legal help to people who do not have a lawyer.

The SHC provides information to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and to help you resolve your legal problems on your own if you cannot afford an attorney or if you choose not to hire one. We look forward to helping you, Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Email: selfhelp@utcourts.gov

Toll-free Telephone Help Line: 888-683-0009

Text: 801-SHC-1TXT (801-742-1898)

Utah State Law Library

The Utah State Law Library is open Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30PM. The library can help you navigate courts' websites, online and paper forms, and refer you to other court/legal services.

In-person: 450 South State St., Room W-13, Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-238-7990

Email: library@utcourts.gov

Text: 801-432-0898

Utah Court Forms

The court website provides many forms that may be useful.

https://www.utcourts.gov/resources/forms/index.html

 

Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP)

The Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP) is provided by the court to assist pro se litigants in preparing court documents.

https://www.utcourts.gov/ocap/

Howard W. Hunter Law Libray (BYU)

Howard W. Hunter Law Library - BYU

  • BYU is a private institution, but the law library welcomes public patrons.
  • The law library is located at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
  • Phone: 801-422-6658
  • The library has also developed a comprehensive collection of Utah legal resources by legal subject area: Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources Guide.
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