In Search of Legal Services
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 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 maricopabar.org
Thirty Minute Discussion/$40 Fee
Mohave County Bar Association mohavecountybar.org” mohavecountybar.org
Pima County Bar Association pimacountybar.org
Thirty Minute Discussion/$35 Fee
Yavapai County Bar Association avbar.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.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 www.azflse.org.
Arizona Attorney General’s Office (Prescott)
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
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
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
DES Aging and Adult Program
Family Lawyer’s Assistance Project (FLAP) – Phoenix
Housing Counseling Hotline
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
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. – Bisbee
Phone 520.432.1639 or 800.231.7106
Southwest Community Services – The Division of Disabled Persons
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
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.”
SEARCHING PETITION DECISIONS Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings https://www.azoah.com/ AAMHO believes in “Transparency”. Reading case transcripts might illuminate AAMHO’s decision that education and legislation outweigh litigation.
- GO TO WEBSITE: Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings.
- At the Home Page: Scroll down left side to locate and Click on SEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DECISIONS
- Second Page: Searching Administrative Law Judge Decisions (Link Below) Click on DECISION SEARCH
- Third Page: AZOAH Decision Search. Scroll down to: AGENCY
- Select ARIZONA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING – LTA from the pull-down menu.
- Enter the Date range: From: 01/01/16 To: 12/28/21 (optional).
- Click on SEARCH *The Fourth Page will show you your results: AzOAH Decision Search. “Your search returned 19 results.” (in blue).
- Click on blue link for the decision you would like to read. i.e. 21F-LTA2021004-ADH
Arizona Independent Living Resources
Download this valuable PDF document with information that can help you live independently in your community. Get you free copy of Arizona Independent Living Resources here.
The Arizona Council of Governments has a great deal of information for residents with many helpful links and phone numbers.