Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
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In continuation of our Pro Bono Week features, we would like to spotlight another outstanding volunteer who has done a great deal for this country, for veterans, and for his community through the Foundation. Click on the link below to learn more about attorney, and disable Veteran, Roger Ferland, and how he has given back to veterans in need. Truly an inspiration.
As part of Pro Bono Week, we are spotlighting some of the great individuals who have volunteered countless hours to give back to their community and see that everyone has access to justice. Here is our first feature on U.S. Army Veteran and criminal defense attorney, Michael Urbano.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced the Wills for Heroes program in Arizona will be given a Special Recognition award for the program’s dedication and commitment to law enforcement for various legal services that are provided to first responders. The program will be honored in Tucson on December 5th at the Pima County Sheriff’s annual awards dinner. The dinner will be held at the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel.
Congratulations to the Modest Means and Mock Trial programs! These programs will each be given $100 as the beneficiaries of the Access to Justice Update Quiz Contest. Thank you for all who participated in our game! For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to read about the good works being accomplished through our Arizona educators and lawyers, the report is still available through the headline link above. Thanks to all who make equal access to justice a reality.
The Working Poor Tax Credit allows Arizonans to donate to legal aid and have that amount deducted from the taxes you owe! $200 for an individual and $400 for those filing together. Click on the link and donate to the qualifying legal aid of your choice!
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Looking for an Internship?
The Foundation has several internship opportunities available including accounting, legal services, and law related education. Contact the Foundation for more information. intern program description2
The Arizona Attorney General's Office has made funding available to offer legal assistance to many Arizonans hurting from the foreclosure crisis that swept our nation over the last several years. for more information about services that are available, please follow the link in the the title above.
The Arizona Bar Foundation was named one of the top 10 flexible workplaces in the country. When Work Works looks at companies around the country and surveys all staff. The Foundation has been the proud recipient for the last 5 years!
2 Important Reports from 2013 on Legal Aid
The Foundation had two important reports created in 2013. The Legal Need study shows the real legal issues facing Arizonans currently. The SROI report - Social Return on Investment - shows that for every DOLLAR invested in legal aid, the economy sees a SIX DOLLAR return! 2013 The Legal Need of Arizona CSACO SROI Report reduced