Serving Arizona Since 1952
Who We Are
Community Legal Services is a non-profit Arizona law firm that strives to assure fairness in the justice system no matter how much money you have but provides direct services to individuals falling below 125% of the federal poverty level. We were incorporated in 1952 as a legal aid program organized to promote “equal access to justice for all.”
Board of Directors
Officers and Executive Committee Members
Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, Esq.
Michael Kielsky, Esq.
Udall Shumway PLC
Yvette B. Kinsey, Esq.
Arizona Corporation Commission
Gary M. Restaino, Esq.
U.S. Attorney’s Office
At Large Members
William L. Emerson, Esq.
City of Phoenix
Diana S. Solorio
Kiasha J. Hendrix
Raymond Hanna, Esq.
Yuma County Public Defender’s Office
Angela M. Napper, Esq.
Walker & Walker Estate Attorneys
Max H. Covil, Esq.
Arizona Department of Transportation
Law Office of Gerald P. Richard III, P.L.L.C
K Royal, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
Annette Cox Sandoval Esq.
Jennifer Elias, Esq.
Kenneth Moyer, Esq.
Law Office of Kenneth E. Moyer
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Liza E. Laguaña-Merrill
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 28, 2020*
Arizona Tenants Must Pay Their May 2020 Rent
Community Legal Services is encouraging all residential tenants in Arizona to pay rent on time in May 2020. While New York City and other areas in the country are planning rent strikes May 1, tenants are still required topay rent in Arizona. Despite the Governor’s Order 2020-14 and the CARES Act, tenants still have an obligation to pay rent. opens in a new window >> READ MORE
In the News
Ducey delays evictions for renters hurt by coronavirus
“The Governor’s order not only protects tenants but all Arizonans,” said Pamela Bridge, director of Advocacy and Litigation at Community Legal Services. “Losing a home is catastrophic at any time, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing families out of their homes in search of other housing endangers the public health of all Arizonans.” opens in a new window. . . Continue Reading >>
Coronavirus Outbreak Pushes Local Governments to Freeze Home Evictions
In Maricopa County, Arizona, where there were more than 43,000 eviction judgments in 2018, the court system has given the county’s 26 justices of the peace the choice of continuing to hear eviction arguments or to postponing them.
“You may not be able to pay rent and your neighbor may not be able to pay rent. But your neighbor may have a different judge. And your judge says you’re getting evicted this week,” said Pamela Bridge, director of litigation and advocacy at Community Legal Services in Phoenix. opens in a new window. . . Continue Reading >>
An eviction reprieve in Phoenix area could depend on the judge
In Arizona, because of our short (eviction) timelines, aid to individuals is not coming quickly enough,” said Pamela Bridge, director of Advocacy and Litigation at Community Legal Services. “We had an eviction crisis before COVID-19.” opens in a new window. . . Continue Reading >>
Farmworkers Awarded $2.2 Million Settlement and Triumph Over Exploitive Employer
Salinas, CA. Thousands of H-2A farmworkers working under California and Arizona contracts will finally receive opens in a new window. . . Continue Reading >>
Community Legal Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 86-0166615.
Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization #20534.