“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
— Thurgood Marshall
Who is “and Justice for all”?
“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” was created in 1999 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, the three agencies shared a common vision of creating equal access of justice in Utah.
The success of the collaboration led to the creation of the Community Legal Center, a 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.
By joining forces, they were able to provide better outcomes for clients and a stable and consistent source of funding for those who cannot afford legal representation because of disability, poverty, age, migrant status, or race.
Meet Our Staff
Utah Legal Services
Founded in 1976, Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office committed to the simple principle that no Utahn be denied the right to equal justice because of poverty. ULS serves the entire state with offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George.
Their work encompasses a wide range needs including family law, consumer law, and domestic violence. They also have attorneys that serve specific marginalized groups including legal migrant farm workers, American Indians and senior citizens.
Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake (LAS) is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low-income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.
Legal Aid Society also assists adults and children who are victims of domestic violence obtain protective orders and civil stalking injunctions from the court regardless of their income.
Disability Law Center
Founded in 1978, The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private, non-profit organization designated by the governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency. Their mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities.
They envision a world where every Utahn can live and work without fear of being discriminated against, bullied in school, denied access to basic programs, or become victims of abuse and neglect.
AJFA Grants Program - 2020 Recipients
AJFA sets aside 10% of funds raised for a grants program to nurture smaller legal aid programs that provide direct civil legal aid to under-served populations.