|PLAP Pro Bono Project|
Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP) to Benefit Low-Income Individuals
The Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Community Legal Services are pleased to announce the formation of the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP). PLAP is a pro bono program that will provide free legal advice to low-income individuals who need assistance with Probate Court Matters.
Attorneys to Provide Half-Hour Consultations
The program will consist of volunteer attorneys who will provide free half-hour consultations to individuals in order to answer legal questions, provide advice as to what forms to use from the Maricopa County Superior Court Self-Service Center, review completed Self-Service Center forms for accuracy or provide general information about what to expect at a court hearing and how to prepare for trial. The goal of the program is to help those who need assistance with Probate Court matters such as guardianships, conservatorships, informal and formal probates and trust litigation.
Location and Hours of Operation
All consultations will be by appointment only and will be held on Wednesdays at the Maricopa County Bar Association offices located at 303 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Appointments will be held in the morning between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. PLAP began providing services in December 2011.
Attorney Volunteers Sought
At this time we are compiling a list of attorneys willing to volunteer their time to assist with this project. Attorneys on the volunteer list will then be contacted to sign up for a three-hour block of time on a date that is convenient for the attorney. The program is designed to provide brief consultations to individuals, and attorneys will not be expected to provide client representation. Primary professional liability coverage will be provided by the Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Contact Information/Enrollment Form
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer attorney for PLAP, please complete a Volunteer Attorney Enrollment Form and fax the completed form to the MCBA office at (602) 257-0522 or email the completed form to PLAP Director Kelly Kral at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support.