Need a lawyer, but it costs too much? There are organizations throughout Arizona that offer free or low-cost help...if you qualify!
First, determine what you need.
The Maricopa County Bar Lawyer Referral Service can help.
For about $40, you can consult with an attorney and decide.
Next question: do you qualify for low-cost help?
Azlawhelp.org has a list of organizations across the state that offer low-cost or free services if you meet certain qualifications.
Community Legal Services offers help with housing, benefits, taxes, employment, domestic violence and many other consumer issues.
It's a free service if your income is $31,000 or less for a family of four.
But, higher incomes might qualify depending on the issue.
Thought of suing someone yourself?
Check your county's small claims court. In Maricopa County, it costs $53 to file and you can sue for up to $3,500.
Small claims might be good for security deposit returns, contractor issues and car repairs.
A couple of years ago, one consumer even sued an airline and won.