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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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  • My husband has a child support collection that was filed against him prior to our marriage, the child support collection is with his exwife and children that are not mine. I am obligated to pay the collection since the collection was prior to our marriage and it is for child support to his exwife and his children ?
  • I had a tax # when I lived in IN.I never used this number but the state placed a lien on my credit.I finally had this released but just last week I was called by a credit collections agency, saying I owed this still. they have called me 5 times in 5 days and lied on the messages left, says that my number was listed as a reference for a family member or friend? asked me to call them.I think this is harrasment and fraud for the lies left on vm?
  • We owe a nursing care facility 10,000 dollars. I have been sending them 20.00a month. I received a letter from them with a check for the payments I made. They are refusing my payments because they are saying the payments are too low. This is all I can afford to send. Are they legally allowed to refuse these payments? Thank You
  • I have been served by a firm that is suing me for a "charged off" debt from my credit card company. I want to settle, but I don't know how to proceed. I'm very hesitant to talk to them directly as there was a lot of "bullying" and "pushing" before, but I just want to settle.
  • I'm now in a nursing home and getting AHCCCS. I know my land has a lien because of this. I can't afford to pay for my property taxes. I also have some unpaid medical bills. My daughter only has power of attorney for legal matters. Can she file for bankruptcy for me? What are my options when I can't pay?
  • How do you find a statutory agent that takes the papers in a company where a person works
  • I owe a debt to a creditor for medical expenses. The creditor has increased the debt by charging me a penalty for not paying on time. Is this legal? Are all late fees penalties?
  • We received a judgement in out favor in Small Claims and then had a debtors examination that was a no show. How do we collect this debt?
  • Hello! Back in 2000 my vehicle was repossed, this loan showed up on my credit report until 2006.I have checked my credit report every year after that and this account is no longer showing up. Just recently I recieved a phone call from a collection agency regarding this account. Are they allowed to do this? Do they have the right to after 3 years of this account falling off my credit report to start reporting it again? Thank You
  • I'm a mobile tool vendor and has sold a tool to a individual who refuses to pay and will not return it, how can I collect from this person?

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