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Free and Low-Cost Legal Resources in Utah

BYU Community Legal Clinic

  • Wilkinson Center Room 2400 at BYU, Provo, Utah
  • communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu
  • COVID-Update: The clinic may be held remotely using a Zoom link. Email communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu to set up an appointment. 
  • The BYU Community Legal Clinic is run by law professors and law students at BYU Law School. It is held from 5:00pm–7:00pm on Thursdays. It is anticipated that the Clinic will continue to be held on Thursdays at that time even in the summer. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended that individuals email and make an appointment. The Clinic mainly helps with immigration issues, but is willing to hear about any legal issue and may refer people to other organizations or attorneys if the Clinic cannot help. Family law matters will always be referred to Timpanogos Legal Center. The Clinic will only help those who are considered to have low or modest means. The Clinic is closed on holidays and during BYU Law School student breaks, especially the month of December. It is generally open during the summer. Contact communitylegalclinic@law.byu.edu or check the Facebook page "BYU Community Legal Clinic" for inquiries regarding a specific date, especially to confirm the location of the clinic.

Centro Hispano/Community Law Help for Immigrants

  • 650 W. 100 N., Provo
  • 801-655-0258
  • Centro Hispano's mission is to help empower Hispanics to have equal access to the information and resources they need in order to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education and skill-building activities.
  • Centro Hispano provides bilingual services to Hispanic community members. We offer services such as walk-in consultations for information and referrals, free adult education classes, legal assessments (mostly limited to immigration family petitions and domestic violence), low-income tax payer assistance, and health promotion and wellness activities.  
  • They also may have a representative who is at the Utah County Family Justice Center on Tuesday nights. It is recommended that you see the representative at the Utah County Family Justice Center, rather than at the Centro Hispano building, if you require legal assistance.

Holy Cross Ministries Legal Immigration Program

  • 860 E. 4500 S., Suite 204, Salt Lake City
  • 801-261-3440

  • Services provided include the following: 

  • Holy Cross does not represent people in the services listed above, but rather it gives consultations and starts the process before referring clients to other organizations/attorneys. Also, people who come should already be in the process of removal proceedings. There are no income requirements for consultations, but Holy Cross typically accepts lower income people first. Most clients are below the 200% poverty line, and Holy Cross generally will not take anyone as clients in the 300%–400% poverty line. The poverty guidelines are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. Consultation fees are $50 unless the person was referred to them by a shelter; in that scenario, the fee is reduced to $20. Consultations are by appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment or see their website for a list of times to drop off a completed application.

Catholic Community Services Immigration Program

  • 224 North 2200 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
  • 801-977-9119 (then dial "3")
  • Consultations by appointment Monday through Friday. Call between 8:30am–5:00pm to schedule an appointment. (The office is closed from 12:00pm–1:00pm.) Legal staff are available to help answer questions and assist in the following areas: filing for permanent residence, U.S. citizenship, and family petition visas, or applications for renewal of identity documents. They can also assist with refugees or immigrants in deportation proceedings.
  • Languages: English, Italian, Somali, Spanish.

International Rescue Committee

  • 221 S. 400 W., Salt Lake City
  • Call 801-328-1091
  • Immigration.SLC@rescue.org
  • This committee is comprised of certified immigration specialists who work with the Board of Immigration Appeals. They can help with citizenship, green cards, family petitions, or replacement of lost documents. They cannot help with non-immigrant visas (for example, student visas and employment visas) or deportation proceedings. Consultations are free; schedule an appointment by calling, texting, or emailing the contacts above. NOTE: This office may be closed due to COVID-19.

Utah County Family Justice Center (FJC)

  • https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/CJC/fjc.asp
  • Utah County Health & Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Provo, Room 1600
  • 801-851-8508
  • The FJC is a free walk-in clinic comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. The clinic is open every Tuesday night from 5:00pm–8:00pm. No appointment is needed. Bring any relevant court documents with you, and be prepared for a wait. The FJC primarily handles family law issues, but it also works with elder law topics and answers basic questions regarding low-income housing. Immigration help is also available during the first and third Tuesdays of every month. The Family Justice Center offers services from the Department of Workforce Services, Community Action Services and Food Bank, Provo City Housing Authority, Victim Advocates, Utah Legal Services, Division of Child and Family Services, and Wasatch Behavioral Health, The Refuge, and Community Health Connect. (Other useful resources can be found on the FJC's website.) To be eligible, your income must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.

Timpanogos Legal Center (TLC)

  • https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/CJC/fjc.asp
  • Utah County Health and Justice Building Room 1601, 151 S. University Ave., Provo, Utah 84601

  • 801-851-8508

  • tlcinfo@timplegal.org

  • The TLC is a free walk-in clinic that is a part of the Utah County Family Justice Center (FJC) and is composed of volunteer attorneys and law students. There is also a Zoom version of this clinic that happens at the same time. The center provides services for divorce, custody, or family law related issues; immigration; housing; and elder law. Clients are helped on a first-come-first-served basis. No appointment is necessary. Immigration questions can only be taken on the first, second, and third Tuesdays of the month. The Family Justice Center offers services from Community Action Services and Food Bank, Provo City Housing Authority, Victim Advocates, Division of Child and Family Services, Wasatch Behavioral Health, The Refuge, and Community Health Connect. The center prefers that new clients come in person to the center, as opposed to contacting the center by phone. The center is open every Tuesday night from 5:00pm–8:00pm, except the week of Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. To be eligible to utilize the center's services, your income must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, or you must be a victim of domestic violence or have children who are victims of abuse. (The guidelines are available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.)

Immigration Law Legal Clinic

  • 801-581-5418 (number for S.J. Quinney Pro Bono Initiative)
  • Email: probono@law.utah.edu
  • This is a free legal program sponsored by the Pro Bono Initiative at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. This program covers questions related to humanitarian and family-based immigration, such as citizenship, status, deportation, and visas. At this time we are unable to help clients who are looking for information on employment or education-based visas.  Consultations last approximately 30-minutes. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. You must arrive between 5:30 - 7:00 PM in order to be considered for an appointment. This program takes place in the computer lab at SLCC West Valley Center, located at 3460 S 5600 W, West Valley City. If you are unable to attend in person and need an online appointment, please email probono@law.utah.edu. See the calendar at the link above for what dates this will occur.

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