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Small Non-Profit Organizations

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Arizona Community Legal Assistance (ACLA) provides free legal assistance to new and existing charitable community organizations. ACLA recruits lawyers, law firms, and corporate legal departments willing to assist community groups with their transactional (non-litigation) legal needs.

In order to obtain services through Arizona Community Legal Assistance, all non-profit organizations must submit an application. The ACLA Board reviews applications on an as-needed basis to determine eligibility. Once an application is approved, the applicant will be matched with a volunteer attorney. ACLA attorneys provide their services at no cost; groups are responsible for out-of-pocket costs.

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ACLA'S Mission Is To Serve Groups that Provide or Promote the Following Activities:

  • Services to people with low incomes
  • Services to Children
  • Social Services
  • Affordable Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Health
  • Education-related

ACLA'S Volunteer Attorneys Can Provide Assistance With:

  • Bylaws
  • Incorporation
  • Obtaining tax exempt status
  • Contract review
  • Real estate transactions
  • Employment and personnel advice
  • Tax advice
  • General corporation advice

For Attorneys

If you are interested in donating your time to assist non-profit organizations, we will match you with a suitable organization as quickly as possible! The VLP provides mentoring and training if you are new to this area of law. Non-profit organizations that receive services from volunteer attorneys are incredibly grateful for the help they receive through ACLA.

Information & Referral Services

If you need help with anything involving human services in southern Arizona, chances are Our Family Services can help. As the information hub of human services, Our Family Services offers a wide range of programs to meet the needs of southern Arizona’s equally wide range of people.

Tucson-Pima Public Library's Grants and Nonprofit Information Center

To assist nonprofit and community organizations in gathering information to increase their effectiveness in serving human needs, promoting civic and cultural life, preserving the environment, and strengthening neighborhoods and organizations, the Grants and Nonprofit Information Center is a special collection of print and electronic sources of information and knowledgeable staff serving nonprofit and community organizations in Pima County.

Volunteer Center of Tucson

The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, founded in 1965, is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through effective volunteerism. We’re best known as a clearinghouse for volunteers, but we also deliver creative solutions to community problems by harnessing the power of volunteerism in a number of other ways. We directly engage young people and adults in a variety of programs that better the community and encourage life-long involvement in volunteer activities. And we support hundreds of other nonprofit organizations that use volunteers by helping them develop their volunteer programs, and by training, referring, and honoring volunteers.

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.