Are signs of dementia starting to convince you to take over as legal guardian for aging parents, or for relatives unable to care for themselves? Got landlord-tenant problems, or does family strife forecast a visit to family court? Free webinars co-sponsored by the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Bar Foundation offer basic legal guidance and help explain procedures, required paperwork and resources that are available online.
Check out azcourthelp.org; you’ll find videos such as ‘To Hire or Not To Hire a Lawyer’ or ‘Legal Aid Resources in Arizona’. Need forms? Azcourthelp explains annulments, appeals and divorce (with links to many required forms that are available free online); plus probate, protection orders, small claims, custody and traffic violations.
Pages on legal guidance are specifically dedicated to explaining law for seniors, veterans and even kids; plus AZ law help - and ‘free legal answers.’
Live interactive webinars repeat monthly, too, including
• Feb. 6 Landlord/Tenant clinic
• Feb. 10 Family court 101
AZCourtHelp.org was created as an initiative of our state supreme court’s strategic plan to advance justice to regional courts and communities throughout the state: “to ensure that all individuals have effective access to justice. This goal is advanced not only by examining legal representation for moderate and low-income persons, but also by helping self-represented litigants and others navigate the judicial process and by using technology to make courts more accessible to all.”
AZCourtHelp.org is administered by the Arizona Bar Foundation through support from the Arizona Supreme Court and in partnership with courts and law libraries across Arizona. Coconino County Court assisted in spearheading development of the website in conjunction with their Virtual Resource Center, Legal Talks, assisted by the Attorney General’s Office, the State Library of Arizona, and Department of Economic Security.
The website clearly asserts it “cannot provide legal assistance or give legal advice . . . cannot replace an attorney. . . cannot take sides in a case.”
What can be found at AZCourtHelp.org? The site
• Assists people who need to utilize court services find the information they need about their court: location, hours, terms of payment, parking, accessibility, etc.
• Provides support of Arizona law librarians: live chat forums to answer legal information questions, details on upcoming Legal Talk clinics, and other information needed by self-represented litigants
• Links and resources to other specialized legal information websites that provide broader legal information and access, when possible, to free and reduced legal assistance: azlawhelp.org, lawforseniors.org, lawforveterans.org, and lawforkids.org