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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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  • I need to establish parental rights. My baby momma is threating to take off wit my son and I have bn the one takin him to appointments,daycare,and I'm a full time student we aren't married but we live together and he has my last name jus don't have birth certificate.Please I need help don't wanna lose my son.
  • A judge awarded the other parent joint legal decision making and parenting time. Within the last 4 mths he has seen her a total of 3 weeks. I filed to set aside the judge's ruling and got denied. I tried to modify child support and got denied. I don't know what else to do. I have documents printed out to providing evidence of my claims. What else can I do? The judge made her decision April 2nd of this year
  • does the fatherhave the same legal rights as i do even thoughhe is an illegal immigrant?
  • If my self and the father of the child have a temporary agreement, and if he has violated the agreement, as far not letting me know where he lives . We’re going to court now but it keeps getting pushed , we had court today , and he wants to put the child in daycare but I have him Monday - Thursday, he picks him up at 6PM Thursday and has the child until Sunday at 6PM . How likely is the judge to change the agreement? He always wanted to do one week with him and one week with me , the the child is 4yo, would the judge change the agreement?
  • My Wife, who I do not plan on divorcing, told me she was taking our two kids to California for a vacation. She is now stating she is keeping the kids and not coming home. Does she have the right to keep our kids out of state?
  • I am unmarried mother who has sole decision making of children. Father has no parenting rights. Ordered by court, can i move state without letting father know, I have a job offer and mother lives in state I want to move to
  • How do i get information on how to file for sole custody on my two kids 6 years old and 3 years old. The father's are willing sign any paper works since they are not in there life.
  • What does "Undesignated" mean when it is under the EVENT TITLE on the Docket for the Judges calendar for a Return hearing in a family court case??
  • my husband has a 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship we moved here from hawaii to be closer to her. in dec. 2012 she came to live with us, now in 3/2013 her mom wants her back when the school year is over. does my husband have any rights. he loves his daughter and wants her to live with us. his daughter like living with us too what can we do? were do we start? does he have a right to keep her? or does he have to just give her up again? my husband is heart broken Her mom doesnt have a stable job or home. when we got her they were living in a domestic violence shelter WHAT TO DO??
  • My sons father moved out of state with my son and now he is saying that he will not be bringing him to me for the summer which is ordered by the court in my state. Is there anything that I can do to make him follow the court order since he does not live in the same state as I?

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