Our Mission

Our Mission

Open Legal Services is leading a revolution in the legal industry. We help bridge the justice gap by connecting low and moderate people with affordable legal services. We also mentor others to fulfill this need, and work to spread the revolution across the country.

About the Federal Poverty Level
Most legal services programs will not provide free help to anyone who makes more than 125% of the federal poverty level. This arbitrary number is based on household size and income. Open Legal Services extends that scale to 300% of federal poverty level, so that we pick up where the free clinics leave off, and serve everyone in the middle.
  • The average divorce attorney in Salt Lake County charges between $175 and $230 per hour. The average criminal defense attorney charges a flat fee of more than $1,000 for a misdemeanor. Felonies can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Open Legal Services wants to help those who cannot afford full rates to connect with attorneys who care – and are willing to work hard at a lower rate.

Open Legal Services – Justice for the rest of us. Help us spread the revolution.