A new free legal clinic sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in partnership with LDS Charities will provide legal services to underserved communities.
The new Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse is part of the law school’s pro bono initiative program, a noncredit volunteer program that allows students to build real world problem-solving skills to serve their community. The program has a three-part mission: to provide skill building legal opportunities under the direct supervision of attorneys; to develop placements where alumni can volunteer, network and serve as mentors to law students; and to demonstrate the professional responsibility of those in the legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the underserved in the community
who otherwise would not have access to the justice system.
The newest location is located at the LDS Employment Center, 2140 South 800 East in Salt Lake City. The location will be open on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m., where attorneys are available to answer questions related to immigration, such as citizenship, status, deportation, visas and family law.
The clinic celebrated its grand opening earlier this week.