The Volunteer Lawyers Program depends on the generosity of many individuals and organizations to provide legal help for Arizonans who have nowhere else to turn.  The following are the VLP's primary funders.


Arizona Attorney General's Office

The Attorney General's Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies; enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws; and prosecutes criminals charged with complex financial crimes and certain conspiracies involving illegal drugs. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handed down by this Office. Learn more →

Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Mission:  It is our purpose to provide the timely, fair and efficient administration of justice under law, in a manner that instills and sustains the public’s confidence in the judicial system.  Learn more →


Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education

The State Bar of Arizona created the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education 26 years ago, charging it with the mission of promoting access to justice for all Arizonans. The Foundation today is a separate 501(c)3 organization striving to fulfill this mission by preparing Arizona youth for civic responsibility and providing access to justice for Arizonan´s most in need. Through the provision of technical and financial assistance to probation & resource officers, teachers & administrators, private attorneys & judges, and legal service attorneys & advocates, the Foundation works to level the playing field, so that all in Arizona have knowledge and access to the justice systems.  Learn more →


KARE Family Center

Arizona has one of the nation’s fastest growing populations of grandparents raising their children’s children. To help them parent successfully, the Kinship and Adoption Resource and Education (KARE) Family Center offers extensive support and services. Programs are open to relatives and family friends caring for youth under age 18, as well as to people who have adopted children from within or outside their family.  Learn more →

Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress to seek to ensure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans by providing civil legal assistance to those who otherwise would be unable to afford it. LSC was created in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship and the support of the Nixon administration, and is funded through congressional appropriation.  Learn more →


Pima County Attorney's Office

Mission:  Pursuing Justice. Prosecuting Criminals. Protecting the Community.  Learn more →

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona

As dedicated professionals,  the Arizona Bankruptcy Court is committed to provide a neutral forum to all who seek protection or require resolution of disputes, to deliver fair and efficient adjudication and provide the greatest level of public service, access and information.  Learn more →


Pima County Bar Association Membership Renewal

Every year, members of the Pima County Bar Association (PCBA) are given the opportunity to add to their membership dues a donation to Southern Arizona Legal Aid's Volunteer Lawyers Program.  The following PCBA members donated to the VLP in 2014:

Hon. Karen S. Adam
William W. Altaffer
Hon. Thomas J. Berning
Elaine Whelan Bevans
Hon. Lisa S. Bibbens
John R. Bolt
Christina M. Cabanillas
Hon. Hector E. Campoy
Rob Charles
Joseph D. Chimienti
Steven M. Cox
Katherine Daubert
Bryan E. Daum
Alfred S. Donau III
Hon. Sharon Douglas
James P.F. Egbert
Stanley G. Feldman
Elizabeth S. Fella
Hon. Norman S. Fenton
Andrew L. Flagg
Joey A. Flynn
Lawrence Y. Gee
Hon. Emojean Girard
Hon. Patricia Ann Green
Robert W. Hobkirk
Hon. Eileen W. Hollowell
Daniel R. Huff
Hon. Gary M. Israel
Beverly A. Jones, CLA
Nathan G. Kanute
Leonard Karp
Barry Kirschner
Steve Kosteck, Jr.
David W. Krula
Eugene J. Lane
Corey B. Larson
Pamela A. Liberty

Randolfo V. Lopez
Prof. Thomas A. Mauet
Patrick Alan Moran
Michael W. Murray
Roscoe Mutz
Tracy P. Nuckolls
Hon. Karen J. Nygaard
Nancy J. O'Neill
David A. Paige
Hon. John Pelander
Hon. Alyce L. Pennington
Hon. Charles R. Pyle
Kanika Mehta Rankin
David W. Rees
Samuel S. Reiter
John G. Roman
Isaac D. Rothschild
Mark Rubin
Jessica V. Ruiz
Dee-Dee Samet
Frank A. Scerbo
S. Leonard Scheff
Hon. Susan Q. Shetter
Jeffrey S. Silvyn
Sally J. Simpson
Eleanor ter Horst
S. Jon Trachta
Hon. Garye L. Vasquez
Hon. Bernardo P. Velasco
Hon. Stephen C. Villarreal
Gordon G. Waterfall
Patricia Victory Waterkotte
David D. West
Ellen K. Wheeler
Hon. Wayne E. Yehling
Hon. Frank R. Zapata


Donations, contributions, other Grants, and other sources (recovered costs, clinic packets, reimbursements, etc.)

For more information about the VLP budget, view the most recent VLP Annual Report.

Note:  The VLP annual budget is funded through Southern Arizona Legal Aid.