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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 Immigration Site – Online

Areas of Law: Answers questions related to immigration.
When: 1st Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom

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Community Immigration Site – Hartland

Areas of Law: Answers questions related to immigration.
When: 3rd Thursday 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.

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No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

Community Immigration Site – West Valley

Areas of Law: Answers questions related to immigration.
When: 4th Wednesday of every month.
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: SLCC Dream Center located at West Valley Center Room 130, 3460 S. 5600 W., West Valley City, UT 84128

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No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

Debtors Counseling

Areas of Law: Bankruptcy, collections, credit issues.
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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No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

Expungement & Justice Law

Areas of Law: Criminal expungements and procedural questions regarding outstanding warrants or misdemeanor offenses.
When: 1st Tuesday 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.
Note: Please call Utah Legal Services ahead of time to see if you qualify for an expungement: 801-328-8891.

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No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

Family Law

Areas of Law: Family Law, child custody, divorce, protective orders.
When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays and 4th Thursday of each month.
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom.

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Rainbow Law

Areas of Law: LGBTQIA+ 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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No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

Street Law – Online

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

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Street Law: Landlord/Tenant

Areas of Law: Housing issues, including landlord/tenant disputes and eviction
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 only.

Street Law: Employment Law

Areas of Law: Employment issues, including discrimination, termination, and harassment.
When: 4th Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:30–7:00 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 only.

Veterans Legal Site

Areas of Law: Legal issues facing veterans, including criminal, family, landlord/tenant, disability, and VA administrative law.
When: 2nd Thursday of every month.
Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Where: VA Complex, Building 16

Walk-in appointments only.

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

 

WHO WE ARE:

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

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

Alessandra Amato (Class of 2024)

Student Director, Expungement & Justice Law

Jessica Arthurs (Class of 2023)

Rocky Rognlie Fellow, Street Law Director

Jordan Conrad (Class of 2023)

Student Director, Rainbow Law

McKaela Forbush (Class of 2024)

Student Director, Family Law

Emelie Klott (Class of 2023)

Community Legal Sites Fellow, Family Law and Prison Legal Site

Michael Meszaros (Class of 2024)

Student Director, Veterans Legal Site

Matt Neptune (Class of 2022)

Student Director, Mobile PBI

Abigail Philips (Class of 2023)

Community Legal Sites Fellow, Immigration Law

McKenzie Ross (Class of 2024)

Student Director, Debtor’s Counseling

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