Weber County Legal Services Access Guide

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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 are not 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 and printing are available at all Weber County Library locations 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@UTCOURTS.GOV

The WEBER COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY at 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, has a specialized legal collection (on the third level) and staff to assist in finding legal information and resources. The collection includes titles on Utah law and general legal form books.  Access to a comprehensive set of legal research databases is provided on a dedicated Westlaw Patron Access terminal. The Library's public computers also provide Internet access to legal resources, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


FREE LEGAL CLINICS

UTAH LEGAL SERVICES' PRO SE CLINIC
Second District Courthouse
2525 Grant Avenue, Ogden
(801) 394-9431
Call ahead to check for availability.

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 second Thursday of the month from approximately 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. - 10:30 a.m.


The Utah State Bar has partnered with LicensedLawyer to help individuals find pre-screened Utah lawyers. Their site also has information on legal clinics, programs, and services that provide free or low cost legal assistance.  There is also guidance on how to work with a lawyer and on getting help with misunderstandings.

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. Fact sheets and guides are available on their WEBSITE.

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, 801-395-1079, or at any district or justice court in Northern Utah.  FORMS are also available on the Court's website.

UTAH DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
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 STATE LABOR COMMISSION
160 East 300 South,  3rd Floor, 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. Their WEBSITE also has 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 or text (801) 432-0898
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, library@utcourts.gov or phone.  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.


Updated July, 2018