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With offices located in southern and southeastern Arizona, SALA is there to provide free, civil legal aid to qualified low-income persons who would not otherwise have access to Arizona's civil justice system. Call for office hours or check our Facebook page for any changes in office hours. PLEASE NOTE: All SALA Offices will be closed on Friday, September 20th from 9:00-11:00am. 

What SALA Does

SALA's services include legal counseling and advice concerning legal rights and responsibilities, limited services such assistance with completing legal documents, outreach, referrals, self-help clinics and representation in court and in administrative hearings.

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Community Response to the Justice Gap in Arizona

To make legal aid services available to as many Arizonans as possible, SALA partners with private attorneys and local Bar associations to refer clients throughout its nine (9) county service area to volunteer attorneys for direct legal aid. Volunteer attorneys provide assistance to clients through representation in court, self-help clinics, and educational programs designed to teach people how to access the courts without a lawyer.

A Few Of Our Services

SALA's clients, board and staff identified the following case priorities:

Eviction Prevention/Unsafe Housing/Home Loss:

Assist tenants with evictions from subsidized or private housing, substandard housing conditions, lockouts, and utility shut offs. SALA also helps homeowners in cases involving loss of home due to foreclosure and mobile home repossession.

Consumer Protection:

Assist with consumer bankruptcy and provide assistance in cases involving deceptive and predatory lending practices, debt collection, vehicle repossessions, fraud, and wage garnishments.

Immigration:

Helping clients achieve more stable immigration status in cases involving lawful permanent residents, conditional residents, asylees, refugees, certain family members of U.S. citizens, or undocumented persons who are domestic violence survivors, victims of sexual assault, or other crimes.

Family Law:

Our goal is to help families stay safe and stable, especially in cases involving domestic violence or where children are at risk. SALA provides assistance in cases involving divorce, parenting time, guardianship, child support, and paternity.

Community Education:

SALA’s Community Education Program provides legal education, brochures, self-help clinics, and seminars to community agency staff and clients and the general public.

Public Benefits:

SALA protects your access to public benefits, including SNAP (Food Stamps), AHCCCS Medical Assistance, TANF Cash Assistance, Unemployment and Social Security Disability benefits.

Native American Practice:

SALA provides civil legal assistance in eleven Native American communities including Gila River, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Ak-Chin, Ft. McDowell Mohave-Apache, Pascua Yaqui, San Carlos Apache, Tohono O’odham, Cocopah, Ft. Yuma, Ft. Apache, and Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache.

SALA assists tribal members and residents in each of the categories listed here, as well as with Indian wills, probates, guardianships and conservatorships. Most of our practice occurs on or around the reservation, and our criminal practice is exclusively limited to tribal court.

Services Disclaimer

SALA’s ability to provide legal assistance in the areas listed above is subject to change based on the availability of staff and volunteers. While an applicant may be financially eligible for SALA’s services, SALA reserves the right to deny or limit services based on program resources and program priorities.

SALA assists people with civil legal problems only, and does not provide assistance with criminal matters in Arizona’s state court. For assistance with a criminal matter in state court, please contact the Pima County Public Defender’s office, the Pima County Bar Association or the public defender or bar association near you. If you or the legal problem is outside of SALA’s nine county service area, visit www.azlawhelp.org to find the local Arizona legal aid provider.