Community Legal Services--Please see listing Volunteer Lawyers Program

Community Legal Services welcomes, recruits, trains, engages and supports private volunteer lawyers to assist eligible people with low incomes who have civil legal needs. Legal areas addressed include consumer contracts, debts, bankruptcy, uncontested adult guardianship, home ownership, tenants' rights, children's issues and more.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans, Children's Issues
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrants, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Low Income, Native Americans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law school clinic, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Farsi, Navajo, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Somali, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: There are state statutory requirements for training for those appointed as court advisors for children.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: Community Legal Services is an approved legal services organization and can provide verification of pro bono service hours for claiming CLE credit. Volunteer attorneys in AZ may claim up to 5 self-study CLE credits for 25 hours of pro bono service.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Transactional work
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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