FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2013
Contact: Rick Debruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Email: rick.debruhl@staff.azbar.org

Free Legal Help Offered at State Bar of Arizona’s Legal Aid Clinics

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

WHAT:

The 2013 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 27, 2013

Session One: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Landlord and Tenant Issues

Session Two: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Immigration Issues – Bilingual, English/Spanish

Session Three: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Divorce, Child Support and Paternity Issues – Bilingual, English/Spanish

Session Four: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Issues

The legal aid clinic in Tucson will offer a different slate of sessions. Click here for more information.

WHERE:

Central/North Valley
Yucca Library
Conference Room
5648 North 15th Avenue (Map)
Phoenix, AZ 85015

East Valley
East Valley Institute of Technology
Health Science Lecture Hall
1601 West Main Street (Map)
Mesa, Arizona 85201

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

Central/South Valley
Burton Barr Central Library
Fourth Floor Lecture Room
1221 North Central Avenue (Map)
Phoenix, AZ 85004

West Valley
Isaac School District
District Office
3348 West McDowell Road (Map)
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

HOW:

Community members can participate free of charge and do 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 visit www.azbar.org/lawday or contact Alberto Rodriguez at 602.340.7293 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 Association (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 17,000 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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