Legal Assistance

Need legal assistance?

Numerous attorneys, community resources, and firms offer access to legal services to help you or your loved one through a variety of situations. Low- and reduced-cost legal services may also be available for financially eligible persons. Attorneys work with people to provide legal guidance and offer solutions. If you choose to contact an attorney regarding legal issues, please do not email personally identifiable information to the attorney before speaking with him or her and confirming that the information will remain confidential.

Twice a month, volunteer attorneys make themselves available (generally by phone) for one-on-one appointments to assist older adults with advice only regarding legal issues such as estate planning, wills, probate, guardianship and conservatorship, and the Arizona Long Term Care System. Appointments are required and a voluntary donation of $15 is requested.

PCOA also makes legal aid available to those who are in need and qualify through our community partner, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, and can offer referrals to other legal entities, such as the Pima County Bar’s Lawyers Referral Service.

Learn more at 520-790-7262 or

Arizona Bankruptcy Court End of Life Terms End of Life Terms (Spanish)


Additional Resources

Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law Attorneys provide help for older adults and their families with legal issues, including but not limited to estate planning, long-term care, guardianship and conservatorship, and power of attorney.

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Guardianship is a legal process in which the court determines that an individual is not capable of making decisions for themselves and needs protection. Guardianship protects against self-abuse. Some reasons for becoming a guardian may be that the older adult has issues providing for their basic needs like food and shelter, making decisions about their medical treatments, or has a cognitive issue that leads to unsafe decision making.

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Immigration Resources

Legal questions regarding immigration or immigration status can be complicated. These community resources work to answer questions, legally represent immigrants and their families, and help navigate the immigration system. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provides information and assistance with all aspects of citizenship and immigration; for general immigration questions, reach out to USCIS.

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Legal Document Preparers

A legal document preparer also referred to as an LDA, is not a lawyer but someone authorized to prepare legal documents like wills and trusts. Legal document preparers do not work under the supervision of an attorney and are not paralegals. LDAs cannot give legal advice or counseling.

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Notaries Public

A notary public is a person who serves the public and can witness document signings, administer oaths, and take affidavits. In addition to the notary services listed through PCOA, some shipping stores, government offices, and banks also provide notary services.

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Social Security/Disability/Workers Comp. Attorneys

Social security, disability, and workers comp. Attorneys can help you with legal disputes regarding social security and worker's compensation.

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