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Our Mission

The Mission of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation is to support the justice-related public service and educational activities of the Maricopa County Bar Association and other organizations, and to support local pro bono legal service providers that serve low-income residents of Maricopa County.


Causes We Support: 


Probate Legal Assistance Program (P.L.A.P.) offers free legal advice to families of limited means who, after the death of a loved one, are left facing the challenges of probate. Started in 2011, this free legal service clinic has helped over 200 families navigate the probate process.


Legal Assistance to Woman & Shelters (L.A.W.S.) program offers free legal clinics at local domestic violence and homeless shelters. These clinics help women escaping from dangerous situations obtain Orders of Protection, advice regarding divorce, child custody assistance, and general help with other pressing legal issues.



Other Ways We Help:

The Foundation also offers Justice Michael D. Ryan Scholarships to law students at both the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Arizona Summit Law School. As part of its mission, the Foundation strives to aid law school students from diverse backgrounds with the student loan debt associated with obtaining a law degree.  The Justice Michael D. Ryan Scholarships are designed to help students afford their dream of service to the community through law. 



How You Can Help Us:

The Foundation's success would not be possible without the generous financial support of the community, and the legal community in particular. There are a number of ways that you can help support the work of the Foundation including arbitration fee donation, the automatic MCBA dues check off and by direct donation to the Foundation. To donate or for more information, contact:

Laurie Williams
(602) 257-4200, ext. 102 or


Donate Small Arbitration Fee, Make a Big Difference

Working in partnership with the Maricopa County Superior Court, the Maricopa County Bar Foundation (MCBF) is once again encouraging attorneys assigned to arbitration to donate the $75 fee to the foundation's fundraising efforts.   

The court has made it easy to contribute with a convenient Pro Bono check-off box located at the bottom of the Invoice in Support of Request for Warrant, a form provided in your arbitration packet. (Also available for download here.)

When an attorney checks the Pro Bono option, the arbitration fee is automatically forwarded to the foundation, where it helps fund our grant-giving program.

The foundation's Board of Trustees asks all attorneys assigned to arbitration to remember the work of the foundation when filling out their forms, and offer a thank you to all who have donated their fees in the past.


Another Fun way to Help is by joining us at the Pro Bono Golf Classic!


2014 tournament information coming soon. 


The Bar Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors of the BMO Private Bank Pro Bono Golf Classic!


Title Sponsor:                          


Breakfast Sponsor: 




Lunch Sponsor:


Foundation Trustees


Frank Moskowitz, Chair, Berk & Moskowitz, PC

George Winney, Gammage & Burnham
Kathy Bunch, Secretary, Fennemore Craig, PC
Bobby Kethcart, Treasurer, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Tim S. Huff, Past Chair,Case, Huff & Associates


Anthony Austin, Fennemore Craig, PC

David Funkhouser, Quarles & Brady, LLP

Nedda Gales, Greenburg Trauring

Donna Gandre, BMO Harris Bank
Brad Glass, Gallagher & Kennedy, PA

Jeremy Goodman, Goodman Law, PLLC
Laura Hale, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Joel Hoffman, Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek
Tim Niebling, Niebling Commercial Appraisals, Inc.
Randy Nussbaum, Nussbaum & Gillis, PC

Robert Schaffer, Lewis Roca Rothgerber
Melinda Sloma, Sloma Law group

Allen W. Kimbrough
Executive Director



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