Peoples Legal Aid provides in-person and virtual training to help people understand their rights as tenants (renters) and the process and defense of a debt collection law suit. This training generally covers the life of an eviction or debt collection law suit, and opportunities to maximize your negotiation options and to begin preparing to defend yourself if these actions are ever brought against you. All of our materials are free, and accessible through the Resources tab. We also do community presentations and CLE’s.
Peoples Legal Aid proactively searches for individuals who are facing an eviction or debt collection law suit. We can provide an initial consultation and evaluation of your case, without ever having to worry about receiving a bill from us. During our initial consultation we will evaluate if PLA is the right organization to assist you with your case. We work very closely with our sister organizations in the state, specifically Utah Legal Services, Utah Community Action, Mountain Mediation Center, Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership, and several other agencies throughout Utah. If you qualify for representation by another organization we will assist you to make contact with them and establish a relationship. If you don’t qualify for another organization, we will consider taking your case depending on current case work and availability of our attorneys.Ready to apply for free legal representation? To get started, click on the button below to fill out an Intake Application Form. The information you provide will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you and assess your case. All information will be kept private and confidential, including information about your immigration status, criminal record, and the type of case you’re requesting help with.After an iinitial consultation we will determine if we are able to take on your legal case.
Update from the CDC: As of December 22, 2020, The CDC restriction has been extended to January 32, 2021. If you qualified previously by filling out the CDC Declaration linked below, or if you think you qualify now, please click the link below and fill out the CDC form.
The CDC restricted evictions throughout the United States on September 1, 2020. In order to qualify, the renter must complete a declaration and provide it to the landlord/owner. We have created a free form that will fill out the required information for you. Then you can download it, print it and provide it to your landlord. It will also give you an option to email it. Fill it out by clicking the link below, which will open a separate window. If it doesn’t work, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker.
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