Modest Means Project Form

Modest Means Project

The Modest Means Project is a partnership program of the Foundation and the State Bar of Arizona.

Modest Means Project: This Project provides low-cost legal assistance to individuals who do not qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at the standard rate. The Modest Means Project assists individuals in a one-hour meeting for a fee of $75. In that meeting, attorneys are expected to offer only brief advice or unbundled services. A lawyer may offer full representation, but it is not the expectation of the Modest Means Project. If full representation is requested, the Modest Means Project attorney can agree to offer representation beyond the scope of the Project's one-hour consultation commitment, but must maintain the fee of $75 per hour. The Modest Means Project does not require attorneys to provide free legal services.

In order to participate in this Project, the attorney must be an active member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona, must complete the Foundations of Ethics/Modest Means CLE and must have liability insurance, which can be obtained through the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education.

To apply to be a Modest Means or Military Legal Assistance Project attorney, log in to your SBA account at and click on Application for Modest Means in your dashboard..