QUALIFIED INCOME LEGAL TEAM (QUILT) PROGRAM
When You Need a Lawyer
...The QUILT Program Has You Covered.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
9AM - 4:30PM
The Qualified Income Legal Team (QUILT) Program was designed to help individuals and families who are "too rich" for free legal services and "too poor" to afford regular attorney fees by offering assistance with legal representation at a reduced fee. It is comprised of local attorneys who are members in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona (the licensing authority for lawyers).
|*** PLEASE NOTE ***
We highly encourage you to first check with Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. at (520) 623-9461 if you have a CIVIL case or to check with the Pima County Office of Court Appointed Counsel at (520) 243-4468 if you have a CRIMINAL or DUI case, to first see if you qualify for their legal assistance programs.
THE QUILT 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 eligibility 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
Please note this is a phone service. Due to limited staff, we cannot accept walk-ins.
The operator also DOES NOT provide legal advice.
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:
BY FAX: (520) 623-9772 (credit card payments only)
BY MAIL: Send to PCBA-QUILT Program, P.O. Box 2189, Tucson, AZ 85702-2189
CIVIL CASES: CLIENT ELIGIBILITY FORM # 1 (click here)
CRIMINAL / DUI: CLIENT ELIGIBILITY FORM # 2 (click here)
[Civil Cases include Divorce, Foreclosure, General Civil Litigation, Guardianship, and Landlord/Tenant Matters. Criminal / DUI Cases include Criminal Misdemeanors & DUI Cases.]
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
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.
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,
What To Expect When You Consult With The Lawyer
At the meeting, the lawyer will discuss your legal concern with you & advise you of the options for handling it. It is important that you bring all papers related to your legal problem to the meeting. It will save you time and money. If you choose to have the lawyer handle your legal matter, you will need to discuss the lawyer's fees during the meeting.
Fees are based on the time and type of work involved and the difficulty in handling the legal concern. Be sure you understand what the lawyer will do and how the fee will be determined. You should ask the lawyer for a written fee agreement explaining how the fee will be determined.
* If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the lawyer.
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.