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

28,505 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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In 2017 art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund sold Masterpiece, a painting by Roy Lichtenstein, for an astonishing $165 million. Her purpose for selling the work was to create a fund that supported criminal justice reform. The Art for Justice Fund seeks to transform the criminal justice system through art and advocacy. AGGIE, produced by Aubin Pictures and Geralyn White Dreyfous, is an exploration of the nexus of art, race and justice through the story of Agnes Gund’s extraordinary life. To further highlight the work of Agnes Gund and the AGGIE documentary, Modern West is collaborating with Susan Swartz Studios in Park City, who will be featuring Art and Social Justice, an exhibition through March 7, 2020, that unites a curated selection of works by women artists from the Agnes Gund Collection, and will include a preview of artists associated with the Art for Justice Fund. ...

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Leadership Committee meeting with our Chair, Cory Talbot and the other firm reps went great this morning. Thank you! 🙏 ...

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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