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Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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  • When I was born my parents were not married so my birth certificate has the name of my mother's ex-husband as my biological father. I would like to legally put my father on my birth certificate as my biological father. My mothers is deceased as well as the man that is on my birth certificate. My father has agreed to a paternity test. What steps do I need to do to have this done?
  • My sons father got summonsed to court for a paternity test for another girls child he did not receive any papers in the mail. He got served with papers yesterday and it said he is going to automatically have to pay her child support because he did not show up for the test how do we go about redoing this he is not on birth certificate and does not think the child is his . he would of showedup but was not informed untill the day of the test in court.what do we do .
  • hello there i am in need of big help anything would be great help i have a no contact order with my boyfriend and we had one week moment and i am now pregnant i am scared that the judge will ask me to take a dna test to see if he is the dad can i refuse to take it thank u so much for taking the time to help me out
  • I was never married to the girl who is having our child and the mother has cut off all lines of communication with me so I was wondering if her decision to not allow me to be there for her, financially or morally, will affect my future rights as a patent?
  • I found out when I was in my twenties that the father on my birth certificate is not my biological father. How can I get that corrected?, The man on my birth cert is deceased.
  • my x-girlfriend and i have a set of twins but before they were born we got caught in a bad situation and got in trouble with the law. im now in prison and my sons were born, ive never seen them and she says i never will. she is also on her way to prison and i want a paternity test and i want to no my rights. the problem is she doesnt recieve any public assistance and she never will. what can i do??
  • I had a child with a woman who is married. What are the steps that I have to take to establish paternity. That way I am able to have my rights to my child?
  • I am not married to my child's father. He signed an aknowledgment of paternity when we were in the hospital so he could be put on the birth cert. Is that enough or do I need to get a real test done to start the child support process. And if so how do I get the fees waived?
  • My husband has a child from a previous relationship. We aren't positive that the child is actually his. He is a resident of Arizona, the mother lives in Washington state along with the child. My question is this, which state , Arizona or Washington, would have jurisdiction to decide Child Support payments and establishing paternity?
  • My ex gave me a call 2 years ago telling me he is not my daughters father and wanted his name removed from her birth certificate. He has never been a part of her life and I have off idea where he is now how do I get about getting his arms removed from the birth certificate?

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