Legal Assistance


Need legal assistance?

Twice each month, volunteer attorneys make themselves available at PCOA’s office 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 Lawyers Referral Service.

Learn more at 520-790-7262 or help@pcoa.org.

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Additional Resources

Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law Attorneys specialize in providing services to older adults. These attorneys are often experts in estate planning, long-term care planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate.

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Guardianship

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 adults has issues deciding the appropriate basic needs like food and shelter, making decisions about their medical treatments, or has a cognitive issues 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 rather someone who is authorized to assist with preparation of legal documents like wills and trusts. Legal document preparers do not work under the supervision of an attorney and are not paralegals.

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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 a notary service.

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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 workers compensation.

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