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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Mar 27, 2015

Legal and financial troubles can arise, regardless of where you live, and if you’re in a more rural area, you may not know where to go to find the information you need to deal effectively with your concerns. Regardless of what type of legal concerns you have, there are resources available to you, even if you live outside of the Phoenix metro area. Here are a few places to start your search.

The State Bar of Arizona
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization operating under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar regulates approximately 18,000 active attorneys in Arizona and provides programs for legal professionals and the general public. The Bar ensures that all Arizona citizens have equal access to legal services of the highest quality and to a system that provides prompt and fair resolution. You can reach them at azbar.org.

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
The State Bar of Arizona created the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education as a separate nonprofit organization in 1978. Its mission is to promote access to justice for all Arizonans. The Foundation strives to fulfill this mission by preparing Arizona youth for civic responsibility and providing access to justice for Arizonan’s most in need. The Foundation’s programs include Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) which provides funding to increase access to justice for individuals and families living in poverty. It provides more than $2.5 million per year of free legal services for Arizona families. For more information, visit azflse.org.

Community Legal Services
Community Legal Services, Inc. (‘CLS’) is a not-for-profit Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952. CLS provides critically needed civil legal help to more than 50,000 persons annually–through legal work, Community OutReach and Education presentations and activities, the development and distribution of educational materials, and through community based partnerships. To promote ‘equal access to justice for all,’ CLS provides high-quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy to low-income Arizonans in certain civil legal matters throughout our services areas. Go to clsaz.org for more information.