After 20 years in our building on 400 West, we moved into our new building, the James B. Lee Justice Center, a remodeled building at 960 South Main Street! The Grand Opening of the Justice Center will be held on June 22, 2023 from 4-7pm, with remarks beginning at 5:30, and we are excited to show off our new building where we’ll continue providing high quality legal services to our community.
The new building is named after James Bracken Lee, who was a community leader with a lifelong commitment to justice and the law. Lee also had a fierce love of community and a belief in service to others that showed in his many charitable efforts. He helped found the nonprofit legal aid organization, Utah Legal Services, later serving as Chairman of the Board. He was one of the earliest supporters of “and Justice for all” and offered guidance as the organization grew. He was a mentor of many young lawyers and a committed supporter of bringing more women lawyers into the field.
The new space builds on the history of and provides new and better ways for “and Justice for all” partners—Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, Utah Legal Services and the DLC—to serve the most vulnerable populations in our communities. In 1999, the agencies established “and Justice for all” as an innovative collaboration to raise funds and streamline civil legal aid services. The three agencies provide free and low-cost legal aid to 30,000 people a year.