About the Capital Campaign

Campaign Office
205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 578-1204

Dear Community Member:

The need for free legal services for Utah’s poor, elderly, disabled, and ethnic minorities is great. Last year, Utah’s three primary providers of free civil legal services—the Disability Law Center, the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, and Utah Legal Services—assisted more than 20,000 Utah residents. Yet research demonstrates that this number represents less than a third of those currently in need. Projections indicate that the demand for civil legal services in Utah will increase by 27 percent over the next decade.

To meet this increased demand without simply trying to raise more money to increase agency budgets, these three agencies are doing something very smart. Through a collaborative partnership called "And Justice For All," they are purchasing a common facility where overhead expenses can be shared, facility expenses can be controlled, and clients can be better served. This comprehensive, civil-legal service center will house the three primary agencies and a new partner—the Senior Lawyer Volunteer Project.

As the leaders of the Community Legal Center Campaign, we are working with dozens of other volunteers to raise $4 million to purchase and transform the Morrison Merrill building into the Community Legal Center. The truly great news is—thanks to the generosity of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, the Utah Bar Foundation, the Olafson Group, the Michael Foundation, the Utah Bar Commission, and many others—we’re better than 65 percent of the way to our goal!

We hope you will take the time to learn more about this important project and the benefits it will provide our community. As we said, collaborations that expand services to the community, while reducing overhead, are rare. Join us in making this one a reality.

Bob Garff
CEO,Garff Enterprises, Inc.
Honorary Co-Chair

Norma Matheson
Former First Lady of Utah
Honorary Co-Chair

Alan Sullivan
Partner, Snell and Wilmer

Bill Nelson
CEO, Intermountain Health Care

For additional information about the Community Legal Center and how you can help, please call (801) 924-3183.