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

24,225 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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Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King was committed to the fundamental ideals of access to justice and equality for all. He believed that the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

On this day, we honor Dr. King’s legacy as well as all the remarkable people who stood alongside him fighting for racial justice and human rights. “and Justice for all” believes access to justice is a fundamental right and is committed to providing free and low-cost legal services to Utah’s most vulnerable populations. Dr. King’s example reminds us all to renew our commitment to fighting for the rights of others and building a better, more equal community for all Utahns.
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We love hearing from clients who have had a positive experience working with the Legal Aid Society and our other partners. We are proud to support the LAS and grateful that we can be part of helping Utahns change their lives for the better. ...

Elizabeth is an elderly woman with a disability caused by a serious medical condition. She and her family fled to the United States in 2018, seeking asylum after a member of their family had been tragically murdered.

After losing an appeal for her asylum status, Elizabeth faced losing the important resources she needs for her health. Even though she was granted an initial stay of removal after losing her asylum, it was not long enough and would leave her medical condition untreated in only a matter of time.

She and her daughter, who is a US citizen, went to Catholic Community Services for help. Elizabeth was able to extend her stay and get the benefits she needed to stay healthy, thanks to CCS's pro-bono defense attorney.

Catholic Community Services assists with the legal needs of immigrants in Utah and is a 2020 recipient of AJFA’s Grants program. "and Justice for all" is so grateful for the work they do to help immigrants in our community, and we are proud to be their partner in justice!
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Thanks to the Disability Law Center, Marvin was able to observe his religious beliefs more freely.
Marvin is a man with disabilities who wanted to attend LDS temple services as part of his religious beliefs. The staff of the Utah State Developmental Center, where Marvin lives, said they were unable to grant his request despite the fact that his treatment team approved the outings and the local congregation had offered to help.

Marvin came to the Disability Law Center for help. The Disability Law Center conducted an investigation and found that the Developmental Center’s refusal was not consistent since they frequently granted other requests for Marvin to attend minimally supervised off-campus activities including job interviews. As a result of the Disability Law Center’s intervention, the Developmental Center agreed to change their policy.

Marvin is happy that he is now able to attend religious services at the LDS temple. As a result of the Disability Law Center’s advocacy, present and future residents of the Utah State Developmental Center will be able to practice their religious beliefs more freely.

Your gift can help others with disabilities, like Marvin, have a voice in their lives and care.
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Camila suffered a stroke as a result of a work incident. This stroke left her unable to use the right side of her body. Utah Legal Services workers were able to help Camila get the benefits she needed after this incident. If you are an attorney seeking to make a similarly positive impact in the community, as these workers at the Utah Legal Center did, "and Justice for all" can help! Contact us to get connected with exciting pro bono and volunteer opportunities at Utah Legal Services, the Disability Law Center, or the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake! ...

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