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Call: 801-581-5418  |  Email: probono@law.utah.edu
The Pro Bono Initiative offers free brief legal consultations within the following areas of law:

Community Legal Sites (Immigration) – Online

Areas of Law: Answers questions related to immigration and general legal issues.
When: 1st Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of every month.
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

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Community Legal Sites (Immigration) – Hartland

Areas of Law: Answers questions related to immigration and general legal issues.
When: 3rd Thursday of every month.
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: UNP Hartland Partnership Center located at 1578 W. 1700 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84104.

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Walk-in appointments available.

Debtors Counseling

Areas of Law: Bankruptcy, collections, credit issues.
When: 4th Wednesday of every month
Time: 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Where: Horizonte Instruction and Training Center located at 1234 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

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Walk-in appointments available.

Expungement

Areas of Law: Impediments to employment, such as criminal expungements and issues regarding outstanding warrants.
When: 1st Thursday of every month.
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: Horizonte Instruction and Training Center located at 1234 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Note: Please call Utah Legal Services ahead of time to see if you qualify for an expungement. 801-328-8891.

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Walk-in appointments available.

Family Law

Areas of Law: Family Law, child custody, divorce, protective orders.
When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: All programs will be held via Zoom until further notice.

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Rainbow Law

Areas of Law: LGBT legal issues related to employment, name and gender marker changes, estate planning and family law.
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center at 1380 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

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Walk-in appointments available.

Street Law – Online

Areas of Law: Consumer, employment, housing and discrimination.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom.

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Street Law – Horizonte

Areas of Law: Consumer, employment, housing and discrimination.
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Where: Horizonte Instruction and Training Center located at 1234 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

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Walk-in appointments available.

OTHER SERVICES:

Citizenship Class

Services Offered: Course designed to help people pass the U.S. Citizenship test.
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: UNP Hartland Partnership Center located at 1578  W. 1700 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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 super-visors. PBI also offers other opportunities for community engagement, including U.S. Citizenship Test courses and student placements within nonprofit organizations and legal-related agencies. Students who perform at least 50 hours of volunteer service during law school receive a certificate.

Pro bono work provides valuable experiences that are applicable to all areas of the law and helps ensure that all people receive quality legal services. To that end, PBI has a three-part mission:

1. To showcase the professional responsibility of attorneys to provide pro bono legal ser-vices to those without access to the justice system
2. To provide critical legal opportunities to law students under the direct supervision of attorneys
3. To develop placements where S.J. Quinney alumni can volunteer, network, and serve as mentors to current students

 

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Attorneys:
Email probono@law.utah.edu

Students:
Use the buttons below to sign up to volunteer and/or to submit hours towards the pro bono certificate:

Sign Up | Submit Hours

 

CONTACT US:

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

 

WHO WE ARE:

Caisa Royer, J.D., Ph.D.

Director
 801-213-6527
 caisa.royer@law.utah.edu

Jessica Arthurs (Class of 2023)

Student Director, Street Law

Justin Fry (Class of 2022)

Student Director, Debtors Counseling and Rainbow Law

Emelie Klott (Class of 2023)

Student Director, Family Law

Matthew Nepute (Class of 2022)

Student Director, Expungement

Abigail Philips (Class of 2023)

Student Director, Citizenship Class

Debbie Vargas (Class of 2023)

Fellow, Community Legal Sites

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