Utah Legal Services (ULS)

Statewide, nonprofit law office formed in 1976 that provides free civil legal help. Website offers law info to the public.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: RURAL, Utah
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: ULS
Lists: LSC, LawHelp

ULS serves the entire state with offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George. Specialized units also serve groups with special legal needs including migrant farm workers, American Indians and Senior Citizens.

Utah has over 360,000 persons eligible for legal help from ULS.  Many of these poor families live great distances from the Wasatch Front and are dependent upon the outreach programs of ULS.


News Story

Avoiding frivolous evictions about to get easier for tenants in Utah

Matt Gephardt
KUVT (local CBS, Salt Lake City)
October 25, 2016
According to lawyer Marty Blaustein, the rights for a tenant to defend themselves from being evicted has been seriously lacking.

Column , Profile

About Utah: No one complains about this lawyer’s bill

Lee Benson
Deseret News (UT)
January 22, 2017
It’s about the 10 years and counting Nick Angelides provided legal help for people who never could have afforded it otherwise.

News Story

Is There a Better Way to Battle Evictions?

Kriston Capps
August 17, 2018
Students at BYU’s LawX Lab are building software that can help imperiled tenants get automated legal assistance, fast.

News Story

Legal Aid Funder Faces Existential Crisis Under Trump

RJ Vogt
October 28, 2018
Following Donald Trump's election to the presidency, the LSC and its grantees face an existential crisis — for the first time since President Ronald Reagan left office, the executive branch has repeatedly called for LSC's elimination.

Feature , News Story

The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable

Michael Zuckerman
Atlantic, The
August 7, 2014
A so-called sliding-scale model plus a bit of creativity allows Open Legal Services in Utah to represent those with few other options.

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