FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2012
Contact: Rick Debruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Email: rick.debruhl@staff.azbar.org

State Bar of Arizona Hosts First Annual Law Day Legal-Aid Clinics

Clinics will offer free legal advice across the Valley and in Tucson in celebration of Law Day

WHAT:

The 2012 Law Day Legal-Aid Clinics will serve as a free legal resource where members of communities from across the Valley and Tucson can attend information sessions on a variety of legal topics.

The information sessions will be conducted by volunteer lawyers and will last 90 minutes. Lawyers will provide guests with a presentation on a specific legal topic as well as reserve time for a question and answer period. Guests can participate in one or more sessions at one of the five partner locations.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Session One: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Wills and Estate Planning - Available at Pilgrim Rest and St. Paul Churches
Immigration Issues (in Spanish) - Available at Fiesta Mall and Isaac School District

Session Two: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Divorce, Child Support, and Paternity Issues

Session Three: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Issues

Session Four: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Immigration Issues (in Spanish) - Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Landlord and Tenant Issues - All other locations
 

WHERE:

North Valley
St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish
330 West Coral Gables
Phoenix, Arizona 85023

East Valley
Fiesta Mall
1445 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Tucson, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona Southern Regional Ofc.
270 North Church Avenue, Suite 100
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Central/South Valley
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

West Valley
Isaac School District - District Office
3348 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

HOW:

Community members can participatefree of chargeanddo not have to pre-register.Admittance to each session is on a first-come, first-served basis, until capacity is reached. For more information on the clinics, contact Alberto Rodriguez at 602-518-8704 or alberto.rodriguez@staff.azbar.org.

WHY:

The State Bar of Arizona's Law Day Legal-Aid Clinics were created in an effort to provide access to justice while joining the rest of the nation in celebrating the legal profession. Each year on May 1, the United States celebrates Law Day. Originally proposed by the American Bar Assocation (ABA), in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day to strengthen our country's heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. It was made part of the U.S. Code as Public Law 87-20 on April 7, 1961. The concept was to recognize the importance of the rule of law and both its effect and structure in our country. Over the years, legal and civic organizations nationwide have used these general ideas to develop educational programs for the public.


About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,900 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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