How to Apply for Assistance

There are three ways to apply for assistance from Community Legal Services (CLS):

By Phone

Call the phone number for the CLS office nearest to you. If you reach a recorded message, please select the correct option to connect to the correct department to apply for services. You will be advised about the anticipated length of wait time to speak to someone or when you can anticipate a return call.

At times this process can be lengthy and are charged for phone minutes, you may wish to use an alternative phone.

  Please have all information about your case and your household income ready when you visit or call CLS.

Community Legal Services, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin in its relations with service applicants or employees.


You may apply online if you have access to a computer with an Internet connection. All online applications for services are provided through the website of our community partner, AZ Law Help.

To apply online for assistance from CLS, please visit AZ Law Help's Arizona's Access to Justice Online Intake System page to start the application. Once you have reached the end of the computerized program, please call 602-682-3420 or toll free 855-339-6581 between 9 am and 2pm, Monday through Friday to complete the application process. You must call one of these numbers and speak to one of CLS intake staff in order to complete the application process.

 IMPORTANT: Because Adobe® Flash® is no longer supported on mobile devices, you will not be able to complete the online application using devices such as smartphones and tablets (Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.). You must complete the application by using a desktop computer or laptop with an Internet connection, and have Adobe® Flash® Player installed in your browser to run this application. Prior to visiting the AZ Law Help website, you can check to see if you have the Adobe® Flash® Player system installed (or if downloading it will be required) by clicking on the "Get Adobe Flash® Player" link below:
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If you have problems completing the application using your home computer, you may check with your public library for use of a computer and assistance.


You also may apply at the CLS Office nearest you during the office's business hours. Please bring all of the documents regarding your problem with you. CLS will not keep your originals. They can be scanned into your application for the advocate's review. Please understand, this is to apply for services, you may not be able to meet with an advocate at that time.