The William E. Morris Institute for Justice

Contact Information

Name: The William E. Morris Institute for Justice
Address: 3707 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ - 85014
Phone: (602) 252-3432
Fax: (602) 257-8138

Service Information

The William E. Morris Institute for Justice ("Institute") is a non-profit program dedicated to protecting the rights of low-income Arizonans. We work on issues that affect large numbers of persons. The Institute represents the interests of low-income Arizonans by: Major impact and class action litigation; Advocacy with federal and state administrative agencies; Advocacy at the Arizona Legislature; Technical assistance, training and support of Arizonas three legal services programs.

The Institute primarily focuses on important systemic issues in the following areas: Access to the Courts, Domestic Violence, Health Care, Housing, Public Benefits and Unemployment Insurance

Mission Statement: View career opportinites below to join our team and support our mission of promoting justice and opportunity for low-income and underrepresented Arizonans.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.