SALA is Working Remotely
For everyone’s health and safety, we will be taking applications online and by phone. Offices are closed except by appointment.
Services: How We Can Help
Do You Have a Civil Legal Problem?
We provide civil legal aid. We do not provide help with criminal legal issues. Examples of civil legal issues include: eviction, foreclosure, public benefits denial, guardianship of children in your care, Orders of Protection (restraining order) for victims of domestic violence, divorce and child support issues. Our ability to help depends on the availability of funding and other resources. We are committed to helping as many people as we can, so we encourage you to apply. If we cannot help you directly for any reason, we will suggest other resources in your area.
SALA Areas of 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.
Assist with consumer bankruptcy and provide assistance in cases involving deceptive and predatory lending practices, debt collection, vehicle repossessions, fraud, and wage garnishments.
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.
The Expungement Program assists community members in obtaining expungement of their past Marijuana Convictions for certain charges involving Marijuana under specific amounts as defined in A.R.S. Sec. 36-2852. For more information, click here. To apply for services, call 520-623-9465 Ext 4420 or email Expunge@sazlegalaid.org
SALA protects your access to public benefits, including SNAP (Food Stamps), AHCCCS Medical Assistance, TANF Cash Assistance, Unemployment and Social Security Disability benefits.
Helping clients achieve more stable immigration status in cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault or other crimes.
Native American Practice
SALA provides civil legal assistance in eleven Native American communities: Ak-Chin, Cocopah, Fort McDowell, Fort Yuma-Quechan, Gila River, Pascua Yaqui, Salt River, San Carlos, Tohono O’odham, Yavapai-Apache, and White Mountain.
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.
Who is eligible
If you are eligible, these are the types of services you might receive: legal counseling and advice; limited assistance such as help completing legal documents; self-help classes and clinics; referrals to pro bono attorneys; representation in court. Our ability to help depends on the availability of funding and other resources. We are committed to helping as many people as we can, so we encourage you to apply. If we cannot help you directly for any reason, we will suggest other resources in your area.
Access to Justice for All:
SALA works to make our services accessible to everyone. In addition to making our services available to people with disabilities, we also provide translators for all languages.
Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, SALA prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. SALA will make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. For example, this means that if necessary, SALA will provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means SALA will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity.
If you believe that you will not be able to receive services because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact SALA’s Executive Assistant at 1-800-640-9465, Extension 4106.
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