Unfair Sales Practices and Consumer Fraud Article


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

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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  • Hi. I'm asking this question on behalf of my mother. We live in Toronto Canada and I believe she was defrauded by a company in Tempe Arizona. My question is; Do I need to have power of attorney for my mother in order to listen to the recorded conversation between my mother and the original telemarketer? They claim I do. Thank you Allan
  • Is it illegal in the state of AZ to sell/transfer ownership of a used vehicle that has been repaired in an accident without disclosing specifics of vehicle repair history?
  • I allowed myself to be manipulated to sign an agreement for matchmaking service at 9 at night. The next morning I realized I could not affort it and I wrote a letter to cancel it (via e mail). They responded so I know they received it. The fine print on the contract I signed states the letter must be certified. My understanding is that certified simply ensures the recipient receives the letter. They did respond to e mail. Now, they are stating that they are suing me for the full amount and that I also signed that I must pay all legal fees. Do have any rights here? It has been 2 weeks. Thankyou
  • I discovered AT&T has fraudulently been charging me a "dial-up" fee for my email account. The amount has been between $12.95 and $21.95 every month, and I've had broadband since 2005. I read an article about a lady in New Jersey who had the same problem and she successfully sued AT&T. I'd like to take them to small claims court, but I don't know who to send the claim to. Do I send it to the corporate office? Doesn't someone have to be named? How do I serve them notice?
  • I went to a lawyer for my divorce. He quoted "about $1500.00, maybe a little more." Due to mistakes his people made the divorce took about 8 months. He is now billing me for over $10,000.00. There was no fighting between my former spouse and me, at all. He will not tell my why the cost is more than six times the original amount, and he is now adding interest of 18%.
  • Would like to know filing costs for small claims court
  • What about lemon laws in AZ for used cars? My rights.
  • what is my recourse if i suffered internet scam in az and utah?
  • A company called to offer me leads and services and I paid them with my card. They never sent any leads or services and my card is still delaying my refund. They stole $4650.00 I'm a senior citizen 73 years old and my husband is 81, he still works because we are broke. I lost my job and have health problems.What can do to get my money back? Thank you.
  • My friend purchased a car from a private seller and had a contract drawn up and signed by both parties, the car was paid off in full but the other party never released the lien, she was elderly and did not release. Now he took the car back with police and put his name on a clean title...all receipts are in order for paid in full on time..can he do that? What statute can you point us to for court case to get the car back

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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