The Qualified Income Legal Team (QUILT) "Modest Means" Program was designed to help individuals & families who are "too rich" for free legal services and "too poor" to afford regular attorney fees by offering help with legal representation at a reduced fee with local attorneys who are members in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona (the licensing authority for lawyers).
Important Info about QUILT
- We encourage you to first check with SOUTHERN ARIZONA LEGAL AID, INC., at (520) 623-9461, if you have a CIVIL case, or the PIMA COUNTY OFFICE OF COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL at (520) 243-4468, if you have a CRIMINAL or DUI case, to see if you qualify for their legal assistance programs.
The QUILT MODEST MEANS PROGRAM IS NOT A FREE LEGAL SERVICE. There is a $30 application/referral fee at the time you apply AND you are responsible for paying the reduced attorney fees that apply to your specific case. To participate in the QUILT program, you MUST meet the financial eligility guidelines.
The QUILT program can assist with the following types of cases:
CIVIL Cases: Include Divorce, Foreclosure, General Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Landlord/Tenant Matters
CRIMINAL/DUI Cases: Include Criminal Misdemeanors and DUI Cases
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
STEP #1: Call LRS at 623-4625 or complete the contact form above, and state that you would like information about our QUILT program. The operator will provide you with further details. You may also go ahead and complete and return the APPROPRIATE Client Eligibility Form mentioned in #2 below. [Please note this is a phone service. Due to limited staff, we cannot accept walk-ins. The operator DOES NOT provide legal advice.]
STEP #2: Complete and submit the APPROPRIATE Client Eligibility Form WITH the $30 non-refundable application/referral fee. The FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS needed to qualify for the QUILT program are provided with the forms (see below). Form copies can also be sent to you by email, fax, or mail. The $30 application/referral fee MUST be included with the submitted form. We accept checks and money orders (made payable to PCBA), or you can pay with VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER or AMERICAN EXPRESS (put credit card information on the form). There are two ways to return the completed form and payment: (1) BY FAX: (520) 623-9772 (credit card payments only), and (2) BY MAIL: Send to PCBA-QUILT Program, P.O. Box 2189, Tucson, AZ 85702-2189.
PLEASE NOTE: Civil Cases include Divorce, Foreclosure, General Civil Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, and Guardianship. Criminal Cases include Criminal Misdemeanors and DUI cases. There are different forms and eligibility requirements for CIVIL and CRIMINAL/DUI cases, and you are responsible for completing and submitting the appropriate one. If you need assistance, please contact us at (520) 623-4625.
STEP #3: Upon receipt of your application and payment, we will contact you by phone within two (2) business days. If approved, we will provide you with the name and contact information of an attorney who will provide a free initial consultation.
STEP #4: You will need to call the attorney to schedule the initial consultation. It is your responsibility to make these arrangements. The attorney fees and payment will be discussed during the consultation. If you have any concerns, please contact us at 623-4625.
* If you DO NOT meet the QUILT program's financial guidelines...... and STILL need an attorney, you may want to consider our Lawyer Referral Service, which can also be reached at (520) 623-4625, or complete the online contact form above.
If you have any questions please call us at (520) 623-4625, complete the contact form above, or send an email to [email protected] We're here to help.
The Pima County Bar Association and the QUILT program are not responsible for any attorney-client disputes, conflicts, or claims. Once referred, all matters are solely between the attorney and the client.