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FAQ: Can you recommend an attorney?

The Law Library is unable to provide attorney referrals.

This blog entry offers a variety of resources for attorney locator services to meet specific needs.


♦  American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona “To defend the Constitution and keep America safe and free, the ACLU of Arizona needs the support of every Arizonan who cares about protecting our precious civil liberties.”

♦  Arizona Modest Means Project  AMMP is a partnership project of numerous stakeholders.

  • Provides low-cost legal assistance to people who cannot afford an attorney at standard rates;  to find out if you are eligible for the reduced rate call (866)637-5341 ext. 3.
  • For those eligible, the program offers an hour meeting with an attorney for $75.
  • Further representation can be continued if both the attorney and the client agree.
  • Areas of law that this project covers: Family; Family Appeals; Consumer; Consumer Appeals; Landlord-Tenant; Wills & Trusts; Banktruptcy; Foreclosure; Guardianships; Immigration; Criminal Misdemeanors; Employment.

♦  Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project Offers information and legal assistance to seniors in the Maricopa County.

  • Phone: (602) 252-6710
  • Address: 1818 S. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

♦  Arizona State Bar provides Find a Lawyer

  • Search by name, legal need, location, etc.
  • Provides links to the most popular searches on the top right corner of webpage.

♦  Arizona State University College of Law Legal Clinics

♦  Arizona State University Law Library maintains a  topical list of legal resources around Phoenix.

♦  Attorney Roster of the Maricopa Co. Superior Court Self Service Center is a resource for people who want or need an attorney’s assistance with their legal situation.

  • Attorneys on the Roster provide “unbundled” legal services or “fee for service” billing.
  • Every attorney on the Roster maintains their own informational webpage that includes fees for what services they offer.
  • When contacting an attorney from the Roster let them know you found their information on the Attorney Roster website.

♦  AzLawHelp.org Website provides information on a variety of legal topics.

♦  Community Legal Services is committed to the elimination of poverty based inequities in the civil justice system.

♦  DNA-People’s Legal Services DNA People’s Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal aid organization working to protect civil rights, promote tribal sovereignty and alleviate civil legal problems for people who live in poverty in the Southwestern United States.

♦  Family Lawyers Assistance Project – FLAP is a joint effort of the Maricopa County Bar Association and Community Legal Services.

  • FLAP provides a 30 minute consultation, on family law issues only.
  • Cost: free or $40.00 depending on your financial situation.
  • FLAP offers services in Phoenix and Mesa.
  • You must make an appointment to be seen by calling 602.506.7948 or by visiting 201 W. Jefferson 6th Floor.

♦  Judge Advocate General at Luke A.F.B. Assistance for Military Service Members.

  • The legal office, located in building 1150, provides confidential advice to all service members concerning personal civil matters and military affairs.
  • Attorneys are available to provide advice on issues of marriage, divorce, adoption, insurance, personal injury, claims, rentals and leases, indebtedness, wills, and estate planning.
  • The legal office also provides powers of attorney.
  • Air Force lawyers can not represent members in civilian court, in civilian business matters or fill out civilian legal paperwork; however, attorneys can offer legal advice early and often, preventing problems from escalating.
  • Legal assistance is available during specific time periods: walk-in basis only on Thursday from 1600 to 1630.
  • For same-day appointments call (623) 856-6937 on Tuesday or Thursday between 0800 to 0830.
  • Legal advice is not given on the phone.
  • Power of Attorney and Notary service are available.
  • Please call (623) 856-6901 or DSN 896-6901 for assistance.

♦  Juvenile Lawyers Assistance Project – JLAP is a collaboration between the Juvenile Court, Volunteer Lawyers Program and ASU Law School.

  • JLAP provides a 50 minute consultation with a volunteer attorney and law student who may assist in preparing and checking forms, review legal requirements and explain juvenile court procedures for free.
  • For an appointment call 602.506.5903 or 602.506.4886.

♦  Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Adoption Services Brochure

  • No charge for adoption services if you meet the Office’s guidelines.
  • The brochure at the link will answer questions about adoption services and answers questions about adoption.

♦  Maricopa County Bar Association Lawer Referral Service

  • $40 for a 30 minute consulation.
  • There is no fee for personal injury car accident or workers’ compensation cases.
  • In person or telephonic consultations available.
  • Spanish site available.

♦  Martindale.com A reputable resource for locating specific practice area attorneys in the US and internationally.

♦  Phoenix School of Law Legal Clinics

♦  Probate Lawyers Assistance Project – PLAP is sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association and by the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Community Legal Services.

  • PLAP provides a 30 minute consultation with a volunteer attorney on probate issues only.
  • Cost: $40.00 or for free depending on your financial situation.
  • Consultations are held on Wednesdays and are by appointment only.
  • To schedule an appointment call 602.732.2834.

♦  United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, Self-Help Resources

  • Court Website: http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/
  • Debtor Help The person filing the case is called the “Debtor”, the link contains helpful information a debtor may need during the bankruptcy process.
  • Phoenix Self Help Center is located in downtown Phoenix at the Bankruptcy Court, 230 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl., Suite 6326
  • You may schedule an appointment with a volunteer attorney online at the court website.

The Law Library does not endorse any agency listed here. This list is not intended as an exhaustive list of attorney resources available in the Phoenix area.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals = DACA

Agencies and organization websites are listed below that maintain current information about DACA, a directive allowing undocumented youth an opportunity to temporarily stay in the United States legally if they meet specific requirements.


Department of Homeland Security

“On June 15th, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings” from the DHS website for Deferred Action


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Who Can Be Considered?

National Immigration Law Center

Mission: The National Immigration Law Center envisions a society in which all people — regardless of race, gender, immigration or economic status — are treated fairly and humanely.

FAQ: Deferred Action for Certain Immigrant Youth

We Own the Dream

An online tool to help youth determine if they are eligible for DACA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Legal Help – Arizona

United We Dream

A website devoted to DACA, a variety tips and resources.

This includes a warning: “There are a lot of people out there saying they can get you on the process right now (with a little money). Don’t fall prey to these unscrupulous predators. Educate yourself! Own the Dream!

Deferred Action FAQ’s


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FAQ: Where can I access federal court case and docket information?

In the Phoenix area, visit the Clerk at the Federal Courthouse or the Bankruptcy Courthouse to view and request documents from within the Arizona District.

Printing is available at 10 cents per page when using the public computer at the Clerk’s office; 50 cents a page when the Clerk finds and prints the documents. It is free to view documents.

Cases before August 2005 are in hard copy and may be at the local courthouse or archived at the Federal Records Center in California. These older dockets are requested from the Records Center at a $53 fee.


You can also access most federal court documents from any internet accessible computer by setting up a personal PACER account. PACER is the acronym for the system that is used to access federal court case files that have been electronically stored since August of 2005.

From the PACER website:

“Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.”

What is the cost?

“PACER charges $0.10 per page retrieved. This applies to both the pages of search results and the pages of documents you retrieve. The charge for any single document is capped at $3.00, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, and transcripts of federal court proceedings. If you accrue a total of less than $15.00 worth of charges in any given quarter, fees are waived for that quarter.” – PACER FAQ’s

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