“New Roles for Non-Lawyers to Increase Access to Justice” by David Udell and Richard Zorza Published

Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:

Here is the paper on nonlawyer roles, written by jointly David Udell and me (as this blog post is), just published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

We hope that it will serve as the foundation and spur for continued discussion of a very important and freshly emerging topic.  As regular readers of this blog will know, this is becoming a very hot topic, with progress in several states.  Moreover initial presentations and discussions are occurring in others.

The paper attempts to offer a broad overview, discussing the state of play, possibilities for the future and ways to consider moving forward with nonlawyers in four separate settings:  i) nonprofit organizations supervised by lawyers, ii) nonprofit organizations not supervised lawyers, iii) for-profit groups supervised by lawyers, and, iv) for-profit companies not supervised by lawyers.

What some may see as the highlights of the paper include:

  • A summary of state and…

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Finding and Viewing Court Cases – FAQ

Court case information for Arizona and more specifically Maricopa County can be accessed in several locations.

Maricopa County Superior Court

  • View docket/ case information at the link below:



Maricopa County Justice Court

  • View docket/case information at the link below:



 Arizona Judicial Branch  offers Arizona Case Look-up, an online service providing information about court cases from 153 out of 180 courts in Arizona. Show unavailable courts. 

Arizona Case Look-up http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx


The Clerk of the Superior Court maintains all court records. Viewing docket (court records) and obtaining certified copies of most Superior Court cases can be accomplished at all offices. At this link you can find more information about obtaining copies of cases: http://clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/copies.asp


Any person who has a Maricopa County Superior Court Case can register to view their own docket online at https://ecr.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/login.aspx


The downtown Law Library offers viewing and printing of most Maricopa County Superior Court case information at a cost of 50 cents per page.






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New Phone Number for Clerk of Court

In April the Clerk of the Superior Court  announced that as of Monday, May 19, 2014 all departments within the Clerk of Court can be reached at:

37-CLERK     (602)372-5375

The Clerk provides services for the court not limited to but including; accepting and maintaining court documents; marriage licenses; and family support services.

This is a list of topics on the Clerk’s FAQ page:




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