Southern Arizona Legal Aid now available in Graham and Greenlee counties

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. is now available in Graham and Greenlee counties. 

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Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA), a private, non-profit law firm providing free civil legal assistance since 1951, will begin serving Graham County residents each month at Graham County Superior Court, 800 Main St., Safford and Greenlee County residents each month at Greenlee County Superior Court, 223 Fifth St., Clifton.

Are you a victim of crime and have a civil legal issue related to your victimization? Are you low-income and unable to afford an attorney?

SALA may be able to help you with free civil legal help if you meet the eligibility guidelines. SALA cannot provide assistance with criminal cases.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer free civil legal assistance to Graham County residents,” Anthony L. Young, executive, director, said. “We received a VOCA (Victims of Crime Act Crime Victims Assistance) Grant which is funding this attorney position. We thank our partners, the Graham County Superior Court, especially Judge Michael Peterson, Brandie Lee and Marah Stock, and Judge Wyatt Palmer and Jeanette Aston, Mt. Graham Safe House Executive Director, for providing space to enable us to meet privately with clients.”

Emergency and Legal Assistance for crime victims:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Orders of Protection
  • Temporary Orders of Support and Custody
  • Divorce
  • Rental lease termination when necessary to ensure victims’ physical and psychological health
  • Safety planning
  • Consumer Debt Problems
  • Intervention with creditors and credit monitoring agencies
  • Assistance with other civil legal issues may be available

Appointments are required. How to apply: Call: 520-623-9465 ext. 4189 or toll-free 1-800-640-9465 ext. 4189. Online: or www.azlawhelp/accesstojustice.

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April 24                                                                                   April 25

May 22                                                                                    May 23

June 26                                                                                   June 27

July 24                                                                                    July 25

August 21                                                                             August 22

September 25                                                                    September 26

October 23                                                                          October 24

November 27                                                                     November 28

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