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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 our "Ask an Attorney" clinic. 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.

Salt Lake County

People can schedule a 30 minute appointment at the “Ask an Attorney” clinic on Monday afternoons at the Matheson courthouse by calling 801 233-9675 or email familylaw

Other Counties

In the Tooele, Summit, Weber and Davis courts, “Ask an Attorney” clinics are held on the same day as the pro se calendar. . 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. These free services are available virtually at 801-328-8849 option 3, email at or on a walk-in basis at the following locations and hours:

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

S.J. Quinney College of Law Family Law Clinic

1st & 3rd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sign up for the clinic at 801 581-5418 or

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


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


Request Pro Bono Help

Utah State Bar


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 your 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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