The Salt Lake Legal Defender Association provides quality representation in preserving, protecting, and promoting our client’s rights in the criminal justice system. We represent indigent persons in all felony, misdemeanor, and specialized juvenile cases in the Third District Court and justice courts within Salt Lake County.

We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical excellence, and client-centered advocacy. Most of all, the staff and attorneys at LDA work diligently to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. We are truly honored to make the Sixth Amendment right to counsel a reality in Salt Lake County.

If an attorney from our office is appointed to represent you, please contact us so we can begin working on your case.

Richard Mauro
Executive Director

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.Eleanor Roosevelt

The Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association is a non-profit organization that is appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants in criminal matters in Salt Lake County and select municipalities.