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AAMHO is often asked about assistance in securing legal services.  Of course, AAMHO is not in a position to hire a lawyer for you – nor is it possible to find a lawyer versed in all phases of the Arizona law who could answer the varied questions AAMHO receives from members. 

However, AAMHO volunteers have done extensive research to locate possible sources in Arizona for you to consider.  If you have additional information sources to share, please let us know.  

At the national level, LSC (Legal Services Corporation) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.  If you are looking for help with a civil legal problem, go to “lsc.gov” and enter an address or city to find an LSC-funded legal aid organization near you.  For eligible AAMHO members,  go to Community Legal Services, Inc. at http://www.clsaz.org.  For legal help, call 800.852.9075.  You can also visit “LawHelp.org” to look up information about your legal questions and find free legal forms.

Another source is the American Bar Association website at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home/   They list pro bono programs throughout the nation which help low-income people find volunteer lawyers who are willing to handle their cases for free.  Plus, there are additional programs specifically for military families and veterans.  

The State Bar of Arizona can help you find a lawyer here in Arizona.  Go to azbar.org and click on “Find a Lawyer” or go directly to the link https://azbar.legalserviceslink.com/.   Anonymously post your legal need, receive responses from interested lawyers, and review and select the best lawyer for you.  This is an open program not limited to low-income families.  For further information, contact: 

State Bar of Arizona

4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266 Phone 602.252.4804 or 866.48.AZBAR

Some Arizona Counties have a separate County Bar Association which may provide a list of lawyers and their specialties.  They include:

Coconino County Bar Association Web:  coconinobar.com

Maricopa County Bar Association Web:  maricopabar.org Phone 602.257.4200 Thirty Minute Discussion/$40 Fee

Mohave County Bar Association Web:  mohavecountybar.org

Pima County Bar Association Web:  pimacountybar.org Phone 520.623.4625 Thirty Minute Discussion/$35 Fee

Yavapai County Bar Association Web:  yavbar.org

In addition to the above, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) provides free civil legal aid services to low-income individuals and families in southern and southeastern Arizona, including 11 of Arizona’s Native American tribes.  Includes Pima, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties, plus Apache Junction. Web:  sazlegalaid.org Phone 520.623.9465 or 800.248.6789 Must qualify for low income

Lastly, here is a partial contact list from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education which you may find useful. For their complete listing of services, go to: aazflse.org/azflse/outreach/findlegalhelp.cfm

Arizona Attorney General’s Office (Prescott) Phone 928.778-1265

Arizona Center for Disability Law (Phoenix) Phone 602.274-6287 or 800.927.2260

Arizona Center for Disability Law (Tucson) Phone 520.327.9547 or 800.922.1447

Arizona Community Action Association Phone 602.604.0640

Arizona Corporation Commission Phone 602.542.4242 or 866.837.4399

Arizona Fair Housing Center Phone 602.548.1599 or 800.367.8939

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project Phone 602.252.6710

Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services (Phoenix) Phone 602.542.5025 or 800.458.4911

Community Information and Referral Services Phone 602.263.8845 or 877.211.8661

Community Legal Services – Central Office Phone 602.258.3434 or 800.852.9075

Community Legal Services – Mohave County Phone 928.681.1177 TDD: 928.681.7281 or 800.255.9031

Community Legal Services – San Luis – Yuma County Phone 928.627.8023 or 800.356.7115

Community Legal Services – Yavapai County Phone 928-445-9240 or 800.233.5114 English or Spanish 800.852.9075

Community Legal Services – Yuma Office Phone 928.782.7511 or 800.424.7962

Community Services of Arizona, Inc. Phone 480.963.6276 or 800.471.8247

Confidential Intermediary Program Phone 602.452.3957 or 800.732.8193

Defenders of Children Phone 602.710.1903

DES Aging and Adult Program Phone 602.542.4446

Family Lawyer’s Assistance Project (FLAP) – Phoenix Phone 602.506.7948

Housing Counseling Hotline Phone 602.262.7210

Pro Bono Program – Yavapai County Phone 928.445.9240 or 800.233-5114

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. Phone 520.623.9461 or 800.649.9465

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Casa Grande – Pinal County Phone 520.316.8076 or 877.718.8086

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Lakeside – Apache, Gila and Navajo Counties Phone 928.537.8383 or 800.658.7958

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Nogales – Santa Cruz County Phone 520.623.9465

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Whiteriver Phone 928.338.4845

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Bisbee Phone 520.432.1639 or 800.231.7106

Southwest Community Services – The Division of Disabled Persons Phone 520.792.1906

Volunteer Lawyers Program (Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Navajo and Santa Cruz Counties) Phone 520.623.9461 or 800.640.9465, ext. 4176

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Maricopa County Phone 602.258.3434 or 800.852.9075

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Mohave County Phone 928.681.1177 or 800.255.9031

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Pima County Phone 520.623.9461 or 800.640.9465

Volunteer Lawyers Program – Yuma Phone 928.782.7511 or 800.424.7962

Volunteer Lawyers Program – DNA Phone 928.9871.4151 or 800.789.5824

William E. Morris Institute for Justice Phone 602.252.3432

Area Agency on Aging Contact Information by County:

  • Maricopa County. Area Agency on Aging, Region One. 602-264-2255
  • Pima County, Pima Council on Aging. Region Two. 520-790-0504
  • Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, Apache Counties, Area Agency on Aging, Region Three
  • Mohave, La Paz, Yuma Counties. Area Agency on Aging, Region Four.

ARIZONA OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS – MEDIATION SERVICE When citizens interact with state agencies, disputes can arise.  Resolution of the disputes often generates administrative litigation.  Litigation, however, is not the only method of resolving administrative disputes.  In the words of bestselling author Max Lucado – “Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.”

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