Access to justice is a fundamental right.

“and Justice for all” is committed to providing free and low cost legal services to Utah’s most vulnerable citizens – people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities and victims of domestic violence.

Last year we helped

28,979 individuals gain access to these essential legal services

Protecting Children & Families from Abuse

Securing the immediate and long-term safety of families by obtaining protective orders and civil stalking injunctions through the courts.

Family Law

Stabilizing low-income families in crisis through assistance with domestic cases including divorce, custody, child support and visitation.

Disability Issues

Enforcing the laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities in education, abuse and neglect, accessibility, discrimination and access to service cases.

Meeting Basic Needs

Securing and protecting access to housing, food and utility assistance.

Protecting Vulnerable Adults & Children

Representing vulnerable citizens including low-income seniors over 60 years of age with guardianship defense, medical benefits, housing, and consumer matters.

Preserving Income & Health Care

Helping vulnerable individuals obtain and maintain primary sources of income and health care like Medicaid, Social Security and SSI.

Native American Issues

Assisting those with legal matters before the tribal courts.

Promoting Independence

Assisting people with education and employment matters, including access to vocational rehabilitation services.

Client Stories

Mary

Mary and her sons are safe and secure after turning to the Legal Aid Society for help.

Mary was 22 years old, 6 months pregnant, and had a 2-year-old son. Her husband had been keeping her isolated in their apartment for 3 years. He would not let her drive, have a cell phone, or go to prenatal checkups. He even
Kristine

With the help of Utah Legal Services, Kristine and ...

Kristine, a single-mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and her young daughter diagnosed with neurofibromatosis
Staci

Staci asked, “Why should I be treated any ...

Staci Christensen, a woman with Down syndrome, was one of two plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed by The
Camila

Utah Legal Services helped Camila get the benefits ...

Camila, a farm worker legally working in the U.S., had a stroke as the result of a work accident. The stroke left her

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Mary was 22 years old, 6 months pregnant, and had a 2-year-old son. Her husband had been keeping her isolated in their apartment for 3 years. He would not let her drive, have a cell phone, or go to prenatal checkups. He even controlled what –and if – she ate.

With her mother’s help, Mary and her son were finally able to escape. Her husband was furious, but Mary wasn’t going back. She called Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake (LAS) for help. The divorce that followed lasted almost two years and was peppered with incidents of threatening behavior on the part of Mary’s husband. Mary’s legal aid attorney represented her through the whole ordeal, and in the end secured her divorce and full custody of her children. Since then, Mary has earned a paraprofessional degree. Mary now works at a firm in Salt Lake and has an apartment where she and her two children are safe and secure.

You can make a difference for families like Mary and her children by making a donation today.
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WOW! We are filled with gratitude to each and every one of our donors who gave so generously to AJFA on Giving Tuesday. With your support, we exceeded our goal and raised $7,220!
Your support will help many more families get the civil legal aid they need to secure their dignity, protect their assets and stay safe from violence. Your friendship means the world to us. Thank you for your generosity.
If you haven't had a chance to give, it's not too late! Donate by December 31st to qualify for a tax-exempt donation in 2019.
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Today is #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that changes lives. Give the gift of justice by using our website, or simply text keyword 20YEARS to 243725! Every donation matters and will provide more access to life changing legal help! ...

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Camila, a farm worker legally working in the U.S., had a stroke as the result of a work accident. The stroke left her with no use of the right side of her body. In addition to being in a wheelchair, she had memory loss and expressive aphasia, which made it difficult for her to recall words.

Utah Legal Services represented Camila in applying to become a U.S. citizen. ULS worked with Camila and her doctor to submit a disability waiver so that Camila did not have to take the English language test and the civics test. The disability waiver and the citizenship application were both approved, and Camila is now a U.S. citizen.

Your gift can help provide legal assistance for other farm workers and legal migrants who need legal assistance.
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