COVID-19 Legal Hotline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2020
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Phone: 602.340.7337, Mobile: 602.518.8704
Free Statewide Legal Help Hotline Available for Issues Related to COVID-19
May 27, 2020 – PHOENIX – The State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Bar Foundation today announced a new resource, the Arizona Attorneys Respond: Legal Hotline, to address the growing need for legal help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statewide hotline offers free legal information and 30-minute consultations to members of the public experiencing legal challenges. From housing to employment issues, callers will speak to a volunteer operator who will guide them through the process of getting legal help.
"COVID-19 brought about unprecedented legal concerns from the public, and our volunteers, partners and staff rose to the occasion to help make this legal hotline available during one of the most challenging times in modern history," said Joel F. England, CEO and Executive Director of the State Bar of Arizona. "We hope this free service gives people the reassurance and resources they need to tackle their legal issues associated with the pandemic," he added.
Arizona Attorneys Respond: Legal Hotline results from 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.
"We're proud to partner with the State Bar and so many other organizations to offer the legal hotline," said Kevin Ruegg, Executive Director of the Arizona Bar Foundation. "Our collective efforts are sure to make an impact on the need for legal resources during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Callers will be qualified for services through a brief series of questions including household income and residence zip code.
The multilanguage line, including English and Spanish, will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Hotline Number: 866.611.6022
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 24,500 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.