Need legal help, but can't afford it? Here are options that could help

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 12:33:46-04
If you have a consumer dispute, there are so few protections in our state that you might have to fight it in court.
A lot of us can't afford to do that but there are a few resources available to try and keep your costs down.
First find out whether or not you even have a case. Agencies like the Maricopa Bar Association can connect you with an attorney that will consult for as little as $40.

You may even qualify for free or lower cost representation based on your income. You can apply with

Finally, can you handle the case yourself?
If it's something like a contract or property damage valued under $3,500, small claims court is a good option. 
It costs $52 to file.
We discussed this topic during the Let Joe Know Facebook Live Stream today with help from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, and have links to many other helpful websites in the comments section.
Get help with your consumer problems in person! 
On Thursday, October 20th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., we're taking Let Joe Know on the road. 
We'll be at Tempe Marketplace with 25 attorneys and consumer experts covering issues like landlord/tenant, HOAs, family law/child support, car repair/buying, health insurance, employer issues, consumer scams, contracts and more. 
Talk with the experts one-on-one. 
Just bring your paperwork and come to the district stage at Tempe Marketplace and it's free. 
If you need my help, "like" the Let Joe Know Facebook and post your concern there.