Weber County Legal Services and Information

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COURT FORMS AND SELF HELP RESOURCES

The Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP), a service of the Utah State Courts, provides assistance in preparing court documents for those who arenot able to have an attorney draft them. Documents can be prepared for civil stalking, divorce (uncontested only), guardianship of a minor, evictions (filing and answering), paternity, and protective orders. Although use of the website is free, there is a $20 fee (in addition to court filing fees), to file documents created by the program with the Court.  Free computers are available at all locations of the Weber County Library to access the Online Court Assistance Program and other legal websites.

The Court Forms and Instructions page of the Utah State Courts web site also provides a limited number of standard court forms covering areas such as name change, expungement, waiver of court fees, etc.

The Utah State Court Self-Help Center offers assistance in finding legal information and with self-representation in court. The service is only available to the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth court districts. The Self-Help center can be reached by phone at 888-683-0009 or text at 801-742-1898, Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The center can be also reached by e-mail at selfhelp@email.utcourts.gov

The Weber County Law Library (located on the second floor of the Weber County Main Library) has numerous Utah specific and general legal form books available. Staff are available to assist in using the collection and in finding forms online.


FREE LEGAL CLINICS

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY FREE CLINIC
Washington Heights Baptist Church
1770 East 6200 South, Ogden
(801) 479-7030
The clinics are held the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. No religious affiliation is necessary. Call ahead for an appointment. The clinic is not open June through August.

UTAH LEGAL SERVICES' PRO SE CLINIC
Second District Courthouse
2525 Grant Avenue, Ogden
(801) 394-9431
The clinic is held the second and fourth Monday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. No appointment is necessary, but call ahead to check for scheduling changes.

YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION (YCC) BAR NIGHT
2261 Adams Avenue, Ogden
(801) 394-9456
The clinic is held the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointments are made on the day of the clinic, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Only 15 appointments are made for each day.

OTHER FREE LEGAL CLINIICS
A statewide list of free legal clinics in Utah is available on the Utah State Courts website.

FREE LEGAL CLINICS FOR SENIORS

GOLDEN HOURS SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER 
650 25th St, Ogden​
801) 399-5230
The clinic is held every Thursday of the month. The clinics usually begin at 1:30 pm, but can vary depending on the attorney. Call ahead for an appointment.

NORTH VIEW SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
495 East 2600 North, North Ogden
(801) 782-6211
Clinics are held the first Monday of the month from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 am. Call ahead for an appointment.

ROY HILLSIDE SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
5051 South 2000 West, Roy
(801) 773-0860
Third Thursday of every month. Please call at least 2-3 days in advance for an appointment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


"LEGALMATCH" ATTORNEY CLIENT MATCHING SERVICE
The Utah State Bar has partnered with LegalMatch to help individuals find pre-screened Utah lawyers. The service's website must be used to describe the legal issue and allow interested lawyers to provide personalized responses.  Lawyers can be compared by experience, ratings, fees charged, etc . For those individuals whose disability prevents access to the Internet, LegalMatch maintains a toll-free number: 866-678-5342.  For all others wishing assistance through this call-in service, there will be a fee.

 

DISABILITY LAW CENTER
205 North 400 West , Salt Lake City
1-800-662-9080 or 1-800-550-4182 (hearing impaired)
Assistance is provided for disabled individuals in the areas of abuse and neglect, access and rights, community services, education, employment, institutions, and short term assistance.

SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Small Claims Court is designed to settle legal issues and problems arising from contractual or service disputes or other claims which do not exceed $10,000. It is not necessary to hire an attorney to use Small Claims Court.  Forms for filing claims may be obtained at the Second District Court House, 2525 Grant Avenue, 1st Floor, Ogden, 395-1104, or at any district or justice court in Northern Utah.  Forms are also available on the Court's website.

160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City
(801) 530-6601 or Toll-Free: 1-800-721-SAFE
The Division of Consumer Protection protects consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices, encourages the development of fair business practices, and provides consumer education. Their website provides information and forms for filing complaints, lists scam and buyer alerts, and has links to consumer information resources.
 
UTAH SENIOR LEGAL HELPLINE
800-662-1772
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This services provides free legal information, advice, and referral services for Utah residents aged 60 and older.
 

UTAH STATE LABOR COMMISSION 
160 East 300 South,  Suite 300, Salt Lake City 
(801) 530-6800 or (800) 530-5090
The State Labor Commission provides information to employers and employees regarding workers compensation, sexual harassment/discrimination, wage/hours issues, wage claims, workplace safety, etc. It also has a forms for starting various claims and provides links to other legal and labor related resources.

UTAH STATE LAW LIBRARY
450 S State Street, Salt Lake City
(801) 238-7990
The Utah State Law Library provides forms, online research assistance, help with searching Utah's historical statutes, and access to a large legal research collection. The library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legal information questions can be submitted to the law library email, phone, or live online chat.  The Utah State Law Library also offers free classes for the public on a variety of legal topics. 

UTAH LEGAL SERVICES
298 24th Street, Suite 110, Ogden
(801) 394-9431
Utah Legal Services handles civil cases for low-income Utahns. They can answer questions, give advice, prepare legal documents, and represent clients in court and before administrative agencies. Areas of assistance are family law, public assistance, health benefits, housing, and senior citizen issues. All patrons should first call the Salt Lake City intake office of Utah Legal Services at 1-800-662-4245. Assistance in Spanish is also available.

2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden
(801) 337-2645
Hours Open:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday (Sept-May) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Located on the second floor of the Weber County Main Library, the Law Library has a large collection of legal materials, including Utah and United States annotated statutes, Utah case law, city and county ordinances, legal encyclopedias, treatises, pleading and practice forms, and other materials. The Library also has legal self-help books that may be checked out. Staff are available to assist patrons in using the collection during all hours the Library is open. The Law Library provides access to Westlaw Patron Access – a legal database covering statutes, cases, regulations, and other materials for all fifty states and at the federal level. The Library's public computers also provide Internet access to legal resources, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


Updated April, 2013