Military Legal Assistance Offices
Visit the U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Locator to locate the nearest military legal assistance office (click on "Advanced" and "Accept"). Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.
Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
Visit FindLegalHelp.org to locate programs that provide free civil legal assistance. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.
Lawyer Referral Programs
Visit the Lawyer Referral Directory to locate programs that can connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.
Military/Veteran Specific Programs
If programs are listed below, they are designed to assist military members and/or veterans with legal matters. See the specific details and contact these programs for more information. Also visit nationwide programs.
ABA Free Legal Answers
If you can't afford a lawyer, ABA Free Legal Answers may be able to help. For most civil (non-criminal) legal questions, if your state participates, click on "Select the state where you live" and click on your state to ask a question.
For VA benefits, discharge upgrades, or other veteran-related legal questions: Choose "ABA Federal" in the "Select the state where you live" dropdown menu to ask a discharge upgrade or VA-related question, and receive an answer from an attorney.
Pima County Bar Association
177 N. Church Avenue, #101
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Contact: Brenda Garcia, LRS Coordinator
Bar has two public service programs: (1) Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) program and (2) our Modest Means program, known as the Qualified Income Legal Team (QUILT) program. A $10 discount on program fees is available to military personnel and their families who participate IN EITHER PROGRAM, and identify themselves as such.
In September 2010, the Bar developed a Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Pro Bono program, with a list of trained and participating attorneys who are called upon by the courts to provide pro bono representation to active-duty military and activated reservists. The pro bono representation is for the limited purpose of protecting the servicemembers' rights under the SCRA.
Bar also works closely with the local Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Legal Office to provide resources to military personnel and families on base, and to provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to attorneys about military-related topics (e.g., the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA).