Legal Advice in the Phoenix Area

The law library staff can assist you in locating and using the legal materials in our library. However, we cannot give legal opinions or advice. If you need legal advice or help in finding an attorney, the following organizations may be able to help you. 

General Adoption Bankruptcy
Civil Rights Consumer Matters Corporate
Criminal Law Disability Law Elder Law
Employment Environment Family Law and Domestic Violence
Guardian Immigration Landlord-Tenant
Mediation Miscellaneous Wills/Estate/Probate


 

General


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT

ASU Alumni Law Group
Two North Central, Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Provides affordable legal services at below-market rates for members of the community with low to moderate incomes. Provides representation under the supervision of experienced senior practice group partners, with areas of legal services that include consumer law, small business assistance, employment law, criminal law, family law, veterans' services, landlord tenant and more. (602) 251-3620
info@asualumnilawgroup.org
Arizona Community Legal Services
Volunteer Lawyers Program

305 S. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Civil matters, no criminal or personal injury. Limited to persons whose household income is at or below the 125% federal poverty guidelines. 602-258-3434
480-833-1442
800-852-9075

AzLawHelp.org
http://azlawhelp.org/

Database of organizations providing legal help and other services in AZ. Legal information and resources. See website
Juvenile Lawyers Assistance Project (JLAP) JLAP is a collaboration between the Juvenile Court, Volunteer Lawyers Program and ASU Law School.  JLAP provides 50 minute consultations with a volunteer attorney and law student.  Call for an appointment. 602-506-5903
Lawyers & Mediators A listing of lawyers and mediators prepared by the Maricopa County Superior Court Self-Service Center. See website
Maricopa Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
 
Civil and criminal matters. $40 for 1/2 hour consultation with attorney. 602-257-4434

Maricopa County Superior Court
Self-Service Center

101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix;
18380 N. 40th St. Phoenix;
620 W. Jackson St., Phoenix;
201 E. Chicago St., Chandler;
222 East Javelina, Mesa;
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise

About the Law Libraries and Self-Service Centers


 

Service provided by the Superior Court of Arizona to help individuals help themselves in court.
See website
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1818 S. 16th St.,  Phoenix, AZ 85034
 
Legal referrals for civil and criminal matters. 602-252-4064
 

Adoption


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Catholic Social Service Adoptions
 
Free pregnancy counseling, adoption options, assistance with court documents

Pregnancy counseling:
602-818-4835 East Valley
602-818-0388 Phoenix area
Adoption:
602-650-4825

DES Adoption Services
http://www.azdes.gov/dcyf/adoption
Adoptions through the Arizona Department of Economic Security. 602-255-5437
Family Services of Arizona Counseling, placement, assistance with adoption process. 602-264-9891

Bankruptcy


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Money Management International (MMI) Financial counseling. 866-531-3433

Civil Rights


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU) Rights violated by the government.

602-650-1967
Request for assistance must be made via website

Arizona Attorney General's Office — Civil Rights Division
1275 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
 
Discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, housing, voting and disability. 602-542-5263
Arizona Fair Housing Center
615 N 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Housing discrimination, support counseling, discrimination investigation, attorney referrals. 602-548-1599
800-868-3315
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012
http://www.eeoc.gov/phoenix/index.html
Investigates charges of discrimination in employment — complaints regarding race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age discrimination, equal pay, and sexual harassment. 602-640-5000
800-669-4000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1818 S. 16th St.,  Phoenix, AZ 85034
 
Legal referrals for civil and criminal matters. 602-252-4064

Consumer Matters


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Attorney General Crime & Fraud Prevention
1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
 
Complaints must made be in writing. Form available on website or can be mailed to you. 602-542-5763
800-352-8431
East Valley Senior Services
247 N. MacDonald, Mesa, AZ
http://www.evadultresources.org/
A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc. 480-962-5612
Better Business Bureau
4428 N 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014
http://central-northern-western-arizona.bbb.org/
Facilitates communication between consumer and business to help obtain satisfactory resolution of business complaints. 602-264-1721
877-291-6222

Corporate


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Small Business Development Center Network
http://www.azsbdc.net                                        
Provides counseling and assistance to small business persons. 480-731-8720

Criminal Law


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice — Justice Project
http://www.aacj.org/justice-project.php

Assists wrongfully convicted. Must not be currently represented by an attorney and must be incarcerated based on an Arizona conviction.

480-812-1700
See also
http://www.aacj.org/contact.php
Maricopa Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
http://www.maricopalawyers.org
$40 for 1/2 hour consultation with attorney. 602-257-4434
Crime Victims' Legal Assistance Project
http://www.voiceforvictims.org/

Representing victims in court proceedings, litigate victims' rights cases, and serve as a research and information center for victims' rights issues. Along with legal services, CVLAP provides victims with supportive social services through a dedicated social work staff.

480-965-5640
480-600-2661

Middle Ground Prison Reform
139 E. Encanto Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
http://www.middlegroundprisonreform.org/

Public education, legislative advocacy, referrals to attorneys experienced in taking cases against prison system. Also provides assistance to those appearing pro per. 480-966-8116
Also responds to
inquiries via email: middlegroundprison
reform@msn.com
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1818 S. 16th St.,  Phoenix, AZ 85034
http://bazaarproductions.wix.com/maricopanaacp
Criminal matters. 602-252-4064
Public Defender's Office, Phoenix, AZ 85003
http://www.pubdef.maricopa.gov/
Attorneys appointed by court to represent those not financially able to employ own attorney for offenses triable in superior or justice courts. 602-506-7711
Maricopa County Attorney — Victim Services
Non-legal support services for witnesses/victims of crimes. Information and referral, social services information and referral, short term counseling to victims and witnesses of crime. 602-506-8522
 
City of Phoenix Victim Information Center
http://www.phoenix.gov/VICTIMS/
 
602-261-8192
State of Arizona Crime Victims Services
 
602-542-5263
800-458-4911
Arizona Attorney General's Office — Victim Services
1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
http://www.azag.gov/victims_rights/
Victim rights program. 602-542-5263 or
800-458-4911

Disability Law


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Area Agency on Aging
1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014
http://www.aaaphx.org/
Assists adults with disabilities providing information and services, benefits assistance, and legal referrals.

602-264-2255
888-783-7500
24-hr senior helpline 602-264-4357

Arizona Attorney General's Office — Civil Rights Division
 
Responds to complaints regarding discrimination based on disability. 602-542-5263
Arizona Center for Disability Law
3839 N. 3rd St., Suite 209, Phoenix, AZ 85012
http://www.acdl.com/
Legal services for people who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. 602-274-6287
800-927-2260
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
1400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
http://acdhh.org/
Information on Americans with Disabilities Act.

602-542-3323
602-364-0990 TTY
800-352-8161

Arizona Disabled American Veterans
38 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
http://www.azdav.org/
Assists ex-serviceman and dependants with claims and requests for various state and federal benefits. 602-627-3286

Elder Law 


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
ABA Law and Aging Guide
http://www.abanet.org/aging/resources/docs/Arizona07.pdf
Law and Aging Guide is a comprehensive listing of the state-wide resources available to help older persons with law-related issues. Published by the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.  
Area Agency on Aging
1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014
http://www.aaaphx.org/
Assists adults with disabilities providing information and services, benefits assistance, and legal referrals. 602-264-2255
888-783-7500
24-hr senior helpline:
602-264-4357
Arizona Adult Protective Services
https://www.azdes.gov/common.aspx?menu=620&menuc=100&id=1708
Information and services, counseling. 602-542-4446
East Valley Senior Services
247 N. MacDonald, Mesa, AZ
http://www.evadultresources.org/

A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc.

480-962-5612
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project
1818 S. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Legal advice for residents of Maricopa County ages 60+. Referrals to private attorneys. 602-252-6710

Lawforseniors.org
http://lawforseniors.org/

Information and resources for seniors in AZ.  

Employment


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012
http://www.eeoc.gov/phoenix/index.html
Investigate charges of discrimination in employment — complaints regarding race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age discrimination, equal pay, and sexual harassment. 602-640-5000
800-669-4000

Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
http://www.ica.state.az.us/

Enforcement of labor laws relating to wages and working conditions. Labor: 602-542-4515
Claims: 602-542-4661
Legal: 602-542-5781

Environment


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest
202 E McDowell Rd Phoenix AZ 85004
http://www.aclpi.org/
Environmental issues and government accountability. 602-258-8850

Family Law and Domestic Violence


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Advocacy Program Against Domestic Violence ASU Law School pro bono organization providing legal referrals and legal assistance. 480-965-0059
Chicanos Por La Causa
1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034
http://www.cplc.org/
Social services programs including behavioral health, domestic violence shelter and prevention, emergency assistance, elder services, legal immigration counseling, HIV, individual and family counseling, women’s health, employment training and drug and alcohol rehabilitation and prevention. 602-257-0700
Chrysalis Center
1010 E. McDowell Rd., Suite 301, Phoenix, AZ 85006
http://www.chrysalis-shelter.org/
Domestic violence shelters, referrals, children's shelters, and legal referrals for divorce. 602-955-9059

Conciliation Services of Maricopa County
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/
FamilyCourt/Services/ConciliationServices

Pre-divorce conciliation to assist parties in making informed decision, mediation of child custody and other services. Available to Maricopa County residents. 602-506-3296
DES Division of Child Support Enforcement
http://www.azdes.gov/dcse/default.asp
Child support services, including assistance with enforcement of child support order or establishing court order. Establishing paternity. 602-252-4045
800-882-4151

Family Lawyer Assistance Project
Maricopa County Superior Court, 201 W. Jefferson, 6th Fl., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Southeast Superior Court Complex, 222 E. Javelina Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210

No charge if eligible, otherwise $40 fee for 1/2 hour consultation. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Due to the high number of phone calls, recommended to walk in and fill out application in person at Maricopa County Superior Court M–Th from 9–12 and 1:30–4. 602-506-7948
Family Court Services
201 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
http://www.familysupportcenter.com/
Information regarding child support, spousal maintenance, parenting time, process orders of assignment. Also provides assistance with determining child support amounts. 602-506-3762
Family Violence Prevention Center
Services include court forms, information in English and Spanish, walk-in appointments with domestic violence advocates. Seven locations in Maricopa County:
Superior Court Downtown Facility (M–F, 8–5)
101 W. Jefferson, Phoenix
602-506-5553
 
Superior Court Southeast Facility (M–F, 8–5)
222 E. Javelina, Mesa
602-506-1045
 
Northwest Regional Center in Surprise (M–F, 8–5)
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
602-372-6493
Northeast Regional Court Center (M–F, 8–5)
18380 N. 40th Street, Phoenix
602-372-7604
San Tan Regional Court Center (M–F, 8–5)
201 E. Chicago Street, Chandler
602-373-3522
602-372-3400
Fresh Start Women's Foundation
1130 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006
http://www.wehelpwomen.com/
Women's resource center providing mentoring programs, education, career assistance and legal assistance with family law issues. 602-252-8494
Self-Service Center for Maricopa County Superior Court
101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix;
18380 N. 40th St. Phoenix;
620 W. Jackson St., Phoenix;
201 E. Chicago St., Chandler;
222 East Javelina, Mesa;
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/ssc/
Forms for divorce, legal separation, child support, custody, visitation and paternity available online. List of mediators and attorneys willing to help those appearing pro per in court. 602-506-7353

Guardian


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Self-Service Center for Maricopa County Superior Court
101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix;
18380 N. 40th St. Phoenix;
620 W. Jackson St., Phoenix;
201 E. Chicago St., Chandler;
222 East Javelina, Mesa;
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/ssc/
Probate forms: Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship, Child Guardianship/Conservatorship. List of attorneys and mediators willing to help those appearing pro per in court. 602-506-7353

Immigration


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Asylum Program of Southern Arizona
2221 E. Broadway St., Suite 211, Tucson, AZ 85719
http://www.lss-sw.org/multi-cultural-services.html
Legal assistance for immigrants fleeing persecution who seek political asylum. Phoenix
602-248-4400
Tuscon
520-623-4555
Catholic Social Services — Immigration and Refugee Services
1825 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
 

Provides legal consultation, documentation, and representation to U.S. citizens and immigrants dealing with immigration-related issues.

602-997-6105
ext
51015

Florence Project
300 S. Main St., Florence, AZ 85232
http://www.firrp.org/

Provides free social and legal services to persons detained in Florence, Eloy and Phoenix for immigration proceedings 520-868-0191
Friendly House
802 S. First Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016
 
One Friday per month, free consultations to general public on first come, first serve basis. Assistance with immigration and asylum applications, green card renewals, family petitions, visas, VAWA applications, and court representation. 602-416-7200
602-257-1870
International students and scholars — ASU
 
Visas for international students. 480-965-7451

Landlord-Tenant


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Fair Housing Center
615 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
 
Housing discrimination, support counseling, discrimination investigation, attorney referrals. 602-548-1599
800-868-3315
Neighborhood Services Department
Landlord/Tenant Counseling
200 W. Washington St., 4th Fl, Phoenix, AZ
http://phoenix.gov/NSD/landlord.html
Information regarding rights and assistance to landlords and tenants in resolving disputes. 602-262-7210

Mediation


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
American Arbitration Association
3200 N. Central Ave. Ste 1560,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
http://www.adr.org
Business/commercial, real estate, corporate dispute resolution services. Fee depends on amount of the dispute. 602-734-9333

Miscellaneous


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Chicanos Por La Causa
1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034
http://www.cplc.org/
Community development program offering services and assistance to low-income individuals.  Focusing on economic development, education, community development, housing issues, and social services. 602-257-0700
Community Information and Referral
2200 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
http://www.cirs.org/
Specialized programs for residents, referrals to community and social services. 602-263-8856
800-352-3792
Institute for Justice — Arizona Chapter
398 S. Mill Ave., Suite 301, Tempe, AZ 85281
http://www.ij.org/azpotentialcase
Represents individuals and small businesses who want to sue the government when its laws violate constitutional rights. Areas of expertise: economic liberty, school choice, property rights and free speech. 602-252-3432
Must complete and
mail potential case form (available on website)
Martindale-Hubbell Directory
http://www.martindale.com/
Nationwide attorney directory.  

Wills/Probate/Estate


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
East Valley Senior Services
247 N. MacDonald, Mesa, AZ
http://www.evadultresources.org/

A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc.

480-962-5612
Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP)
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Eligible, low income persons may receive up to a 30 minute consultation for free. (There is a $40.00 cash fee for those who do not meet the eligibility requirements.) Consultations are held on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are by appointment only.
(602) 732-2834
Self-Service Center for Maricopa County Superior Court
101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix;
18380 N. 40th St. Phoenix;
620 W. Jackson St., Phoenix;
201 E. Chicago St., Chandler;
222 East Javelina, Mesa;
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/ssc/
Probate forms: Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship, Child Guardianship/Conservatorship. List of attorneys and mediators willing to help those appearing pro per in court. 602-506-7353

Updated 10/2013

  

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