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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

Arizona Legal Center
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Walk-ins are welcome 1:00pm to 3:00pm Monday-Friday.

The Legal Center is available to all people in need of free legal services, people of modest means, and people with sufficient financial resources but who nevertheless need legal triage services before obtaining appropriate counsel.

480-727-0127
Email: azlegalcenter@gmail.com  

 

AZ Law Help Database of organizations providing legal help and other services in AZ. Legal information and resources. 866-637-5341
Juvenile Legal 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
Lawyer Roster 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
Law Library Resource Center

101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix;
18380 N. 40th St. Phoenix;
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
Maricopa County Mediator Roster A listing of mediators prepared by the Maricopa County Superior Court Self-Service Center. See website

Adoption


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Department of Child Safety Adoption Services Adoptions through the Arizona Department of Child Safety 877-543-7633
Catholic Charities Adoption Services Counseling, explanations of legalities, placement, assistance with adoption process. 602-230-4910
Email
Family Services Agency 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. 602-650-1854
Requests for assistance must be made via website
Arizona Attorney General's Office — Civil Rights Division
1275 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, housing, voting and disability. 602-542-5025
602-542-5263
Email
Civil Rights Complaints Form
Arizona Fair Housing Center
1402 S Central Ave
Building A, Suite B
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Housing discrimination, support counseling, discrimination investigation, attorney referrals. Phone: 602-548-1599
Fax: 602-548-1695
Toll-Free: 1-800-367-8939
TDD: 1-800-367-8989
Email
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission - Phoenix District Office
3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 690, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Investigates charges of discrimination in employment — complaints regarding race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age discrimination, equal pay, and sexual harassment. 602-640-5036
800-669-4000
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122
Online Inquiries
Southwest Fair Housing Council
323 W Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Provides services and information on housing discrimination, equal access, fair lending, housing counseling and landlord tenant information. 602-252-3423
888-624-4611
Contact Form

Consumer Matters


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Attorney General - Consumer Protection
1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
 
Complaints must made be in writing. Form available on website or can be mailed to you. 602-542-5763
800-352-8431
Complaint Form
East Valley Senior Services
45 W. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201
A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc. 480-964-9014
Email
Better Business Bureau
1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014
Facilitates communication between consumer and business to help obtain satisfactory resolution of business complaints. 602-264-1721 (English)
602-200-0806 (Espanol)
877-291-6222
Email

Corporate


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Small Business Development Center Network
Provides counseling and assistance to small business persons. 480-731-8720

Criminal Law


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence - Crime Victims' Rights Project

Legal advocacy and social services for crime victims in Arizona. If contacting via email, please include date of crime, city/county where crime occurred, case number, and name of court where case will be heard, but do not include additional details regarding the matter until contacted by an attorney. 602-279-2900 ext. 2
TTY: 602-279-7270
Email
Arizona Justice Project
411 N. Central Ave, Ste. 600, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Assists wrongfully convicted. Must not be currently represented by an attorney and must be incarcerated based on an Arizona conviction. 602-496-0286
Email
Questionnaire
Maricopa Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
$40 for 1/2 hour consultation with attorney. 602-257-4434
Middle Ground Prison Reform
139 E. Encanto Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
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
Email
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
620 W. Jackson St., Ste. 4015, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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
Email
Maricopa County Attorney — Victim Services
301 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
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
 
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. 602-261-8192
Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Victims 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. 602-542-5263
800-458-4911
Arizona Attorney General's Office — Victim Services
1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Victim rights program. 602-542-5263
800-458-4911

Disability Law


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Area Agency on Aging
1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014
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
1275 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007 
Responds to complaints regarding discrimination based on disability. 602-542-5025
Arizona Center for Disability Law
5025 E. Washinton St., Ste. 202, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Legal services for people who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. 602-274-6287
800-927-2260
Email
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
1400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Information on Americans with Disabilities Act is available in the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. 602-542-3323
TTY: 602-364-0990
800-352-8161
Email
Arizona Disabled American Veterans
38 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
Assists ex-serviceman and dependents with claims and requests for various state and federal benefits. 602-627-3286
Email

Elder Law 


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Area Agency on Aging
1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014
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
Email
Arizona Adult Protective Services
Information and services, counseling. 602-542-4446
Email (at bottom of page)
East Valley Adult Services
45 W. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201
A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc. 480-962-5612
Email
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project
4146 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014
Legal advice for residents of Maricopa County ages 60+. Referrals to private attorneys. 602-252-6710
Email
Law for Seniors
4201 N. 24th St., Ste. 210, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Information and resources for seniors in AZ. Contact Form

Employment


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 690, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Investigate charges of discrimination in employment — complaints regarding race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age discrimination, equal pay, and sexual harassment. 800-669-4000
TTY: 800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone: 884-234-5122
Online request form
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
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
514 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Environmental issues and government accountability. 602-258-8850

Family Law and Domestic Violence


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Legal Information and Resources
Información Legal y Recursos
Legal Advocacy Hotline
The legal resources page contains information, publications and resources regarding state and federal law, intended to help with understanding the Arizona & US legal system.

The Legal Advocacy Hotline is intended to help sexual & domestic violence survivors, concerned friends and family, and professionals working with survivors with navigating the legal system, learning about legal rights, resources, referrals, and safety planning. Assistance is provided in both English and Spanish.
602-279-2900
800-782-6400 (Legal Advocacy Hotline)
TTY: 602-279-7270
Email the Legal Advocacy Team
Chicanos Por La Causa
1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034
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
Domestic violence shelters, referrals, children's shelters, and legal referrals for divorce. 602-955-9059
Conciliation Services of Maricopa County 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 Services
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
Information regarding child support, spousal maintenance, parenting time, process orders of assignment. Also provides assistance with determining child support amounts. 602-506-3762
Protective Orders
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
602-506-7353
 
Superior Court Southeast Facility (M–F, 8–5)
222 E. Javelina, Mesa
602-506-7353
 
Northwest Regional Center in Surprise (M–F, 8–5)
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
602-506-7353
Northeast Regional Court Center (M–F, 8–5)
18380 N. 40th Street, Phoenix
602-506-7353
Fresh Start Women's Foundation
1130 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006
Women's resource center providing mentoring programs, education, career assistance and legal assistance with family law issues. 602-252-8494
Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Resource 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
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
Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Resource 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
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
Catholic Social Services
Immigration Services
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. Immigration
602-749-4415
855-316-2229
Refugee
602-997-6105
Florence Project
300 S. Main St., Florence, AZ 85232
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
Refugee Services - Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

10201 S. 51st St., #180, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Legal assistance for immigrants fleeing persecution who seek political asylum. 480-396-3795 (Phoenix)
520-748-2300 (Tucson)

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
Phoenix Landlord Tenant Program
Landlord/Tenant Counseling
200 W. Washington St., 4th Fl, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Information regarding rights and assistance to landlords and tenants in resolving disputes. 602-534-4444 ext. 3
Email
Questions or Comments

Mediation


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
American Arbitration Association
2415 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 700, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phoenix Regional Office
Business/commercial, real estate, corporate dispute resolution services. Fee depends on amount of the dispute. 602-734-9333
Maricopa County Mediator Roster A listing of mediators prepared by the Maricopa County Superior Court Self-Service Center. See Website

Miscellaneous


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
2-1-1 Arizona - Community Information and Referral Services
2200 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Specialized programs for residents, referrals to community and social services. 211
877-211-8661
TDD: 711
TDD: 800-367-8939
Online Form
Chicanos Por La Causa
1112 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034
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
Institute for Justice — Arizona Chapter
398 S. Mill Ave., Suite 301, Tempe, AZ 85281
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. 480-557-8300
Requests for assistance must be made via website
Martindale-Hubbell Directory
Nationwide attorney directory.  

Wills/Probate/Estate


AGENCY SERVICES CONTACT
East Valley Adult Resources 
45 W. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201
A wide range of services are provided (groups or individuals).  Assistance with fraud prevention, benefits, legal issues, life adjustment, wills, etc. 480-964-9014
Email
Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Resource 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
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
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

Updated July 2017


  

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