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Call: 801-581-5418  |  Email: probono@law.utah.edu

The Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) provides free brief legal advice to members of the Utah community. For specific information about one of PBI’s programs (including registration information), please click on that program’s name within this calendar:

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The Pro Bono Initiative offers advice within the following areas of law. Appointments may be available either in person or online.

 

Debtor's Law

Answers questions related to bankruptcy, collections, and credit issues.

In Person at the S.J. Quinney College of Law: See above calendar for walk-in information or schedule an appointment.

Expungement & Justice Law

Answers questions related to expungements and procedural issues regarding outstanding warrants or misdemeanor offenses.

Note: Please call Utah Legal Services ahead of time to see if you qualify for an expungement (801-328-8891).

In Person at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association: See above calendar for walk-in information or schedule an appointment.

Family Law

Answers questions related to child custody, divorce, and protective orders.

Note: At this time, PBI is unable to help clients who are looking for information regarding estate planning or trusts.

Online: Schedule an appointment
In Person at SJ Quinney College of Law: See above calendar for walk-in information

Immigration Law

Answers questions related to humanitarian and family-based immigration, such as citizenship, status, deportation, and visas.

Note: At this time, PBI is unable to help clients who are looking for information regarding employment or education-based visas.

Online: Schedule an appointment
In Person at Hartland Partnership Center: See above calendar for walk-in information or schedule an appointment.
In Person at SLCC West Valley Center: See above calendar for walk-in information.

Rainbow Law

Answers questions related to LGBTQIA+ legal issues, including employment, name and gender marker changes, estate planning, and family law.

In Person at the Utah Pride Center: See above calendar for walk-in information or schedule an appointment.

 

Street Law

Answers questions related to housing issues (landlord/tenant disputes and eviction), employment (discrimination, termination, and harassment), consumer, and small claims.

Online (any issue): Schedule an appointment
Housing Law at Horizonte: See above calendar for walk-in information
Employment Law at Horizonte: See above calendar for walk-in information

 

 

Veterans Legal Site

Answers questions related to issues facing veterans, including criminal, family, landlord/tenant, disability, and VA administrative law.

In Person at the VA: See above calendar for walk-in information.

What We Do:


The Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) is a unique, noncredit volunteer program that allows law students to build real-world problem-solving skills while serving their community. Student volunteers work directly with attorneys to provide free brief legal consultation programs throughout Salt Lake City and Utah. The consultation programs are an opportunity for students to build valuable lawyering skills including client counseling, legal research, and document drafting. Beyond that, PBI provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to engage with and serve the community.

The legal advice sites operate year round and are staffed by volunteer students and attorney supervisors. Beyond monthly sites, PBI also partners with community organizations to provide aid directly to their clients, including the Road Home, the Refugee Law Clinic, People’s Legal Aid, the SLCC Dream Center, and more. Students who perform at least 50 hours of volunteer service during law school receive a certificate.

 

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Who We Are:


Director
Caisa Royer, J.D., Ph.D.
Director
Caisa Royer, J.D., Ph.D.
Director
Fellows
Jessica Arthurs (Class of 2023)
Rocky Rognlie Fellow, Street Law Director
Jessica Arthurs (Class of 2023)
Rocky Rognlie Fellow, Street Law Director
Emelie Klott (Class of 2023)
Community Legal Sites Fellow, Family Law and Prison Legal Site
Emelie Klott (Class of 2023)
Community Legal Sites Fellow, Family Law and Prison Legal Site
Abigail Philips (Class of 2023)
Community Legal Sites Fellow, Immigration Law
Abigail Philips (Class of 2023)
Community Legal Sites Fellow, Immigration Law
Student Directors
Alessandra Amato (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Expungement & Justice Law
Alessandra Amato (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Expungement & Justice Law
Jordan Conrad (Class of 2023)
Student Director, Rainbow Law
Jordan Conrad (Class of 2023)
Student Director, Rainbow Law
McKaela Forbush (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Family Law
McKaela Forbush (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Family Law
Michael Meszaros (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Veterans Legal Site
Michael Meszaros (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Veterans Legal Site
McKenzie Ross (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Debtor’s Counseling
McKenzie Ross (Class of 2024)
Student Director, Debtor’s Counseling

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