In 2011, the State Bar continues its successful partnership with Phoenix’s 12 News KPNX TV in broadcasting Lawyers On Call. This public service has been offered for seven years, and it allows members of the public to get their legal questions answered by volunteer lawyers. And the Bar is always pleased to hear from lawyers who want to participate.

When Is It On?

Lawyers on Call is offered on the first Tuesday of every month. Lawyers answer calls from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The number to call is 602.258.1212. (Attorneys will be available at that phone number only at that date and time; the number is not in service at other times.)

What Questions Are Answered?

Each month, the program features a different topic of law (see schedule below). The lawyers who volunteer for the phone bank each month have experience in that area of law.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone can call, and Arizona lawyers are invited to answer questions as part of the phone bank. The event is covered on Channel 12 on the first Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What Is Scheduled?

August 2 …………………….. Immigration

Sept. 6 …………………………Divorce and child support

Oct. 4 …………………………. Employment law and wrongful termination

Nov. 8 ………………………… Landlord and tenant

Dec. 6 ………………………… Foreclosures and bankruptcy

2012 ………………………….. Topics to be announced

Lawyers on Call By the Numbers (2010)

    • Total number of people helped in 2010: 1,676
    • Hours of free legal advice: 194 hours
    • Approximate value of free legal advice: $48,500
    • Number of phone banks held in 2010: 11
    • Number of participating attorneys: 97

In 2011 so far, Lawyers On Call has helped more than 923 Arizonans. The program has helped more than 13,249 people in its seven years.

For more information or to participate, write to Alberto.Rodriguez@staff.azbar.org.

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