About Us

Maricopa County Bar Foundation


Our Mission


The Mission of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation is to support the justice-related public service and educational activities of the Maricopa County Bar Association and other organizations, and to support local pro bono legal service providers that serve low-income residents of Maricopa County.

Foundation Trustees



  • Gary Case, Case, Huff & Associates, President 
  • Peter Davis, J.S. Held, Vice President
  • Andrew Dudley, Gallagher & Kennedy, Secretary
  • Robert Kethcart, Snell & Wilmer, Treasurer

Board of Trustees:

  • Anthony Austin, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
  • Lauren Bostick, Rachel Frazier Johnson Law
  • Flynn Carey, Mitchell Stein Carey Chapman
  • Kelsey Dressen, Farley Choate & Wood
  • Donna Gandre, Republic Bank of Arizona
  • Joel Hoffman, Warner Angle
  • Max Mahoney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
  • Lisa Nagel, Mitchell Stein Carey Chapman
  • Austin Singer, J.S. Held
  • Jeff Spitz, Bank of America

Foundation Bylaws

Causes We Support


Probate Legal Assistance Program (P.L.A.P.) offers free legal advice to families of limited means who, after the death of a loved one, are left facing the challenges of probate. Started in 2011, this free legal service clinic has helped hundreds of families navigate the probate process.

Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) in Maricopa County, which is a joint project of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Volunteers represent clients with problems related to housing, employment, consumer issues, debt collection, bankruptcy, tax, tort defense, and family law/domestic violence. They provide advice to individuals and families seeking counsel about debt management or defense, and where relief from wage garnishment is needed. If needed, they will recommend or help provide representation in no asset bankruptcy petitions.


Other Ways We Help


The Foundation also offers Justice Michael D. Ryan Scholarships to law students at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the U of A James E. Rogers College of Law. As part of its mission, the Foundation strives to aid law school students from diverse backgrounds with the student loan debt associated with obtaining a law degree. The Justice Michael D. Ryan Scholarships are designed to help students afford their dream of service to the community through law.


2021 Hon. Michael D. Ryan Diversity Scholarship Application - INFORMATION COMING SOON!


2020 MCBF Tax Return