Open Legal Services Among ABA’s 2015 Legal Rebels

Open Legal Services, a nonprofit Salt Lake City law firm founded by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduates Shantelle Argyle and A. Daniel Spencer, both ’13, is featured in the “Legal Rebels” story in the September 2015 issue of the ABA Journal.

Argyle, who has a background in computer technical support, and Spencer, a former financial planner, keeps many of its matters in-house, thereby keeping expenses low.

And, as the article notes, the six-attorney firm does not offer free legal services. Rather, “the firm keeps its hourly rates low: A single parent with one child and an income of $24,000 per year would qualify for an hourly rate of $65, while a family of four bringing in $47,500 annually could pay as little as $95 an hour.”

“By being a nonprofit, we’re not here to make lots of money. We have an incentive to actually provide efficient service and the best service possible at the lowest price,” Spencer told the ABA Journal.

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