Justice Gap

In 2006, we commissioned the first in-depth research of the legal needs of low income Utahns. Published in 2007, the publication illustrates how large the Justice Gap really is. Click on the photo on the right for the full publication. The following statistics provide a glimpse of the somber picture:

The Justice Gap Publication

In 2006, in Utah:

67.5

percent of low-income households faced a civil legal dispute in 2006.

13 

percent of households reported receiving help from an attorney.

21 / 19

the percent who said they didn’t get help because they feared the cost / the percentage who said they felt nothing could be done to help.

23

percent of households were aware of a free legal services program.

81,320

cases are not being met each year, 94 percent of which are felt to be important, very important or extremely important – and only 6 percent trivial.