“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” was created in 1998 by Utah’s primary providers of civil legal services – Disability Law Center, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake and Utah Legal Services.
Despite having differing missions, these three agencies shared a common vision of creating equal access to our system of justice in Utah.
By joining forces, they hoped to provide a stable and consistent source of funding for those who cannot afford legal representation because of disability, poverty, age, migrant status, or race.
Their work later expanded to include a grants program to provide funding for other nonprofit legal assistance agencies in Utah who work to ensure that every citizen has access to the courts system.
The success of the collaboration led to the creation of the Community Legal Center, a separately funded capital campaign to house providers of legal aid in one building – resulting in one-stop assistance for clients, more collaboration opportunities, and savings in rent, utilities and other shared costs.