Sign Up to be a Modest Means Lawyer!
The Modest Means Lawyer Referral Program helps Utahns retain a lawyer when they are not eligible for pro bono but also cannot pay full-priced attorney fees. By signing up to be a Modest Means lawyer, you receive referrals from people seeking representation at a reduced rate. You can supplement your clientele with paying clients if you agree to charge lower rates.
To participate as a Modest Means lawyer, you must agree to carry malpractice insurance, be in good standing, abide by all program rules, and accept cases at a reduced rate for qualifying participants. You will meet with potential clients and mutually decide whether representation will occur. You will accept cases constrained by either reduced rates or fixed fees according to the following schedule:
Income between 125% and 200% of the poverty level.
Up to $50 per hour
Up to 35% of the usual rate you charge for the same service
Income between 200% and 300% of the poverty level.
Up to $75 per hour
Up to 50% of the usual rate you charge for the same service