Arizona Attorneys Respond: Legal Hotline
The State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Bar Foundation are addressing the urgent need for legal information and advice during the COVID-19 global health emergency by offering Arizona Attorneys Respond: Legal Hotline, a temporary legal information hotline. The hotline is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Volunteers including lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals are urgently needed to help answer this call to action by participating in one of two ways for this access to justice program.
- Hotline Operator: Hotline operators will answer phone calls from the public seeking legal information. The goal is to provide legal information and referrals for callers with legal needs related to COVID-19.
- 30-Minute Legal Consultations: Arizona licensed lawyers will offer free 30-minute legal consultations to members of the public.
These turnkey volunteer opportunities offer a flexible and rewarding way to give back during these difficult times. Training and extensive legal information will be provided.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
- Arizona licensed lawyers can volunteer to provide hotline assistance, 30-minute legal consultations, or both.
- Law students, paralegals, and legal secretaries or other professionals in a legal environment can volunteer to provide hotline assistance.
YOU will help address the growing need for legal help in Arizona during unprecedented times. YOU make this volunteer opportunity your own by selecting your preferred way to help and the time you want to commit to the program (two hours minimum, hopefully more).
Volunteer lawyers will receive two hours FREE of self-study CLE for their participation, as well as a FREE premium account on the State Bar of Arizona's Find-a-Lawyer platform. In addition to getting real-time experience, volunteer law students can facilitate a work-study program or other academic-based opportunities. And other volunteers can register for self-study CLE of interest for free.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO VOLUNTEER?
The Arizona Attorneys Respond Hotline provides a turnkey volunteer experience. Lawyers: Simply login to your member profile using the link below. Non-lawyers: Create an account using the link below. Then all you need to do is apply to volunteer. Once you have been selected, you will receive a brief training. Volunteers serving as operators will need to have a smartphone and access to the internet.
Ready to get started? Apply now.
The Arizona Attorneys Respond: Legal Hotline is made possible through a partnership between the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Bar Foundation with support from the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Office of the Governor, legal services organizations, and county bar associations.
Arizona Bar Foundation | Governor's Office | Arizona Supreme Court's Administrative Office of the Courts
Coconino County Bar Association | Maricopa County Bar Association
Pima County Bar Association and Foundation
Yavapai County Bar Association | Arizona Legal Center | Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Community Legal Services | DNA People's Legal Services