Assisted Pro Se Program

Self-Representation Services

Assisted Pro Se Services

Legal Aid can also provide limited legal assistance to low-income "pro se" litigants (representing themselves without an attorney) in family law cases such as divorce and parentage/custody when they need it the most--at court hearings or prior to filing legal documents.

Pro Se Hearing Calendars

Courts in Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit, Weber and Davis counties have dedicated pro se hearing calendars for family law cases where at least one party represents themselves and a hearing has been scheduled. Legal Aid attorneys and volunteer private attorneys are present at the pro se hearings to provide free "limited scope"

representation. Limited scope means that the attorney represents the pro se individual for that hearing ONLY. Ask your court clerk about how to schedule a hearing on the Pro Se Calendar. 

"Ask an Attorney" Clinics

Legal Aid attorneys can provide legal advice and document review for family law cases at the "Ask an Attorney" clinic (usually hosted in the afternoon) in the courts listed in the Pro Se Hearing Calendars.

Salt Lake County

In Salt Lake County, appointments are set on Thursdays between 1-4 p.m. at the Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State, Salt Lake City, Room W-15, by calling 801-238-7102. Leave a voicemail and clearly state and spell your name, telephone number and email address (slowly spell it out). Staff will email you a "Client Information Sheet" that you need to be fill out completely and sent back for an appointment to be made.

 

Other Counties

In the other counties we service, Attorney Clinics are held on the same day as the pro se calendar. Please bring completed court forms you want to file for the attorney to review and any existing legal documents that have already been filed in your case. You can sign up for the "Ask an Attorney" Clinic with the court clerk with your name, telephone number and email address or walk in. If the pro se calendar is canceled or the attorney is unable to travel, the attorney can call you and discuss your question by phone.

Legal Aid Family Law Pro Se Clinics

Legal Aid has Family Law Clinics at the Matheson and West Jordan Courthouses to assist pro se individuals (representing themselves without an attorney) in family law matters such as divorce parentage/custody and guardianship cases. At these clinics, paralegals do NOT provide legal advice, but can provide information about the legal process, access to legal forms (on court website and hard copies) and assistance to schedule hearings with the court clerk.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective 3/16/2020, in the interest of keeping members of the public and our staff safe, we are offering virtual Family Law Pro Se Clinic services, and are not accepting walk-ins at this time. To contact a Family Law Clinic Paralegal for the Scott Matheson (Salt Lake City) and West Jordan 3rd District Courthouses, please reach out to:

Whitney Saupan

wsaupan@lasslc.org

801-895-3727

Apply for appointment with an attorney: legalaidappointments@gmail.com

Please note the lines are very busy and if we cannot answer your call, please leave your name, contact number, and email address (please spell out your email address), so we can get back to you.

Matheson Courthouse

Pro Se Family Law Clinic

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri (every other Friday the clinic is closed)

Family Law Clinic, Room W-15

450 South State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 238-7440 (information line only; voicemail not monitored)

West Jordan Courthouse

Pro Se Family Law Clinic

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mon-Fri

8080 South Redwood Road
Room 2501

West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 233-9675 (voicemail only)

Other Family Law Pro Se Resources

 

Legal Advice

Wednesday Night Family Law Clinic

Matheson Courthouse

First and Third Wednesday of each Month

6:00p-7:30 p.m.

Ask an Attorney Clinic, Room W19

450 South State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Law students and volunteer attorneys meet with low-income individuals and can review documents and give legal advice.

Lawyer of the Day Program

11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Mon-Thurs

(Virtual Office)

Working closely with the UT Courts Self-Help Center, Legal Aid coordinates volunteer attorneys to be available by phone to give free legal advice during normal Self-Help Center hours. The Self-Help Center will ask you questions and attempt to answer your questions. If they cannot they will transfer you to the Lawyer of the Day.

Visit the UT Courts Self-Help Center web page for details.

Tuesday Night Bar Appointments

645 South 200 East 

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

801-297-7037

Free legal clinic providing 30 minute consultations at the Utah State Bar

 

Request Pro Bono Help

Utah State Bar

https://www.utahbar.org/public-services/request-pro-bono-help/

 

Legal Procedure and Information

​​UT Courts Self-Help Hotline

11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Mon-Thurs

(Virtual Office)

Court staff are available to answer your procedural questions or provide you with court-approved forms for many of your filing needs. If you question involves a request for legal advice, they can transfer you to the Lawyer of the Day Program at the end of your call.

Visit the UT Courts Self-Help Center web page for details.

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