Important Message from Community Legal Services

Due to the pandemic and building repairs, Community Legal Services, Inc., is currently not allowing in-office appointments with clients or walk-in applications for services until further notice except under the following circumstances:

(1) Clients and new applicants for services who do not have a working phone or have insufficient or unreliable telephone service; (2) clients
requiring preparation for trials and hearings.

Please visit our Office Locations page for specific office information.

Community Legal Services Press Release

For Immediate Release – December 7, 2023
Philanthropist’s transformational gift will support CLS’ continued mission to increase fairness in the civil justice system.



The FCC Affordable Connectivity Program Can Help Eligible Households Get Internet Access

FREE Tax Preparation Information

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

Do you have Stimulus Payment and other tax questions? Free help is available for those who qualify. 

Find out how you can file your taxes for free and search for VITA and AARP tax preparation sites nearest you.  Visit the IRS for help and information.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in the Phoenix Metro area will be virtual for the rest of the year. Download Phoenix Metro VITA sites and information here.

Our Mission

Community Legal Services is a non-profit law firm committed to increasing fairness in the civil justice system by advocating, litigating, and educating on behalf of Arizona’s most underserved communities.


Does your rental need repair or are you in danger of eviction, foreclosure or losing your rental subsidy?

Housing Law

Whether you rent or own, CLS helps with healthy and safe living conditions and preserving housing.
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Families & Children

CLS focuses on family law issues involving domestic violence or child abuse.

Family Law

CLS supports the safety and wellbeing of the family through the legal process, focusing on victims of domestic violence and children at risk.
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CLS strives to empower low-wage workers to fight for their rights in the workplace.

Employment Law

CLS helps ensure safe job conditions, unemployment insurance, wages earned and freedom from discrimination.
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Consumer Protection

CLS offers many types of consumer law assistance.

Consumer Law

CLS helps people protect their consumer rights regarding purchases, income, property, contracts, loans and debts.
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Health & Economic Stability

CLS helps people obtain and preserve necessities of life.


Healthcare coverage, social security benefits, food and economic assistance.
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CLS' statewide farmworker program assists agricultural workers with civil legal issues.

Farmworker Program

CLS is dedicated to ensuring legal access and protecting the rights of agricultural workers throughout Arizona.
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Tax Program

CLS educates people about their rights and responsibilities and assists with IRS related controversies.

Tax Program

Through a grant from the IRS, our Tax Program helps clients who have IRS controversies.
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Set Aside Clinics

Having trouble accessing jobs or housing following an AZ criminal conviction?

Set Aside Clinics

You may qualify to set aside your conviction and restore your civil rights.
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You may qualify to receive services from Community Legal Services (CLS).

Civil Legal Aid

Community Legal Services can help qualifying Arizonans with some types of civil cases.

“Most Americans don’t realize that you can have your home taken away, your children taken away and you can be a victim of domestic violence but you have no constitutional right to a lawyer to protect you.”

Civil legal aid helps ensure fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money you have. It provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Civil legal aid connects Americans with a range of services including legal assistance and representation, self-help centers and other court-based services, free legal clinics and pro-bono assistance, and access to web-based information and form that help guide them through complicated legal proceedings. In doing so, civil legal aid helps Americans protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.

Civil legal aid provides:

  • Easy-to-understand forms, including online forms, that people can use in civil legal proceedings.
  • Legal assistance, including legal self-help centers, so people can know their rights.
  • Legal representation to those who cannot afford it — because justice should not depend on how much money you have.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your time, skills and expertise

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Community Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Program today!

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