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The court staff for the District of Utah cannot provide legal advice. If you need legal advice and can afford an attorney, please consider scheduling a consult with an attorney who practices in the area of law in which you need assistance. Visit https://www.licensedlawyer.org/ to find an attorney.

If you are unable to afford an attorney, some free or low cost resources are:

  • The "Tuesday Night Bar" is a weekly, which is sponsored by the Utah State Bar, is a free legal clinic held at the Utah State Bar Law & Justice Center, located at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City. To attend, you must schedule an appointment by calling 801-297-7037. Clients are allowed 20 minutes to ask the volunteer attorney questions about their legal matters. Walk-ins will not be accommodated. Programs in Provo and Ogden are coordinated by local bar associations and other groups.
  • The University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney Law College of Law provides free brief one-on-one meetings with legal volunteers to Utahns who cannot afford legal representation. Information about the services and locations is located at https://law.utah.edu/pro-bono-initiative/free-legal-clinics.
  • The Access to Justice Commission has created a website to coordinate request for low and no cost legal representation. Please visit www.utahlegalhelp.org to submit a request for legal assistance.  
  • The Utah State Courts have identified free legal clinics across the state. Please visit https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/legalclinics/ for additional information.
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