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YOUR DOLLARS HELP TO EXPAND SERVICES TO THOSE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE NO ACCESS TO EQUAL JUSTICE

In 2011, Thanks to the support of National, State, and Local organizations like the Legal Services Corporation, the State of Arizona, the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, the Arizona Equal Justice Campaign, Pima County, United Way, Pima Council On Aging and private individuals like you, SALA was able to provide direct legal aid to meet the fundamental unmet civil legal needs of more than 23,320 individuals.

Services included: safety and protection for children and women who are victimized by domestic violence; preservation of shelter for those wrongfully evicted from their homes or facing foreclosure; access to food stamps for people who are hungry and unable to obtain services from the Department of Economic Security; access to long-term health care for those denied services; and a means to survive for disabled persons who are unable to obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration.

 

Cases and Matters handled in 2011:


Consumer:                                 1,322
Domestic:                                   4,239
Housing:                                     1,389
Public Benefits:                             381
Native American Issues:              236
Wills/Estates:                                155
Others:                                           918

 

 

 

Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP):


1,312 Volunteer Lawyers assisted by 124 Volunteer Students accepted new cases for 2,724 Clients


• Completed 2,620 Cases benefiting over 7,074 persons

 

6,854 hours of free legal services valued at $1,370,800 were donated

 

 

 

Outcomes:


85% of those assisted received Counsel, Advice or Limited Action Services such as help in a pro se clinic, counsel concerning legal rights and responsibilities or preparation of court or other legal documents;

 

15% were assisted with Extended Services such as obtained a court decision, negotiated an agreement on more complex civil legal matters, representation in Administrative Hearings or Court Proceedings;

 
SALA raised community awareness of legal rights and responsibilities by teaching prevention and self-help methods, making presentations and distributing brochures and self-help materials to over 3,900 individuals;

 

The Arizona Statewide Website, www.AzLawHelp.org received more than 228,548 page views from individuals seeking legal information;

 
• SALA, through its VLP, conducted a variety of self- help workshops; i.e., divorce with/without children, paternity, bankruptcy and advice only on consumer issues assisting more than 2,040 individuals


Total dollars obtained/saved for client use within the community as a result of services provided by SALA:  $1,150,531.