About CLS

Who We Are

Community Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952 as a legal aid program organized to promote “equal access to justice for all”.   CLS provides legal services to our clients in certain civil (non-criminal) areas of the law that affect the critical needs of the low income client community.  These services are provided to individuals and families residing in the CLS five county service areas whose household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Our Vision

Equal Justice For All.

Our Mission

Community Legal Services is committed to eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance to low-income Arizonans.

Value Statement

As a promoter of free and equal access to the justice system within our community, Community Legal Services pursues aggressive advocacy as the cornerstone of our work on behalf of the disenfranchised.  The principles that guide us include; competence, professionalism and results; empowerment of our client community; creative and equitable management of people and resources, and commitment to personal and professional growth. Community Legal Services prides itself on its leadership in meeting the challenge of equal justice for all.

For more information on CLS click on the brochure title below.
About Community Legal Services
About Community Legal Service (Spanish)

Community Legal Services does not handle traffic tickets, criminal cases, or cases in which an attorney receives a fee. If you have a criminal case, contact the Public Defender’s Office in your county.