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Pro Bono Representation Program Update - 8/6/2020

The Chief Judge of Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals has expanded the Court of Appeals Pro Bono Representation Program to allow self-represented parties to request that the Court evaluate their appeals to determine whether to place it in the program.


In December 2014, the Court of Appeals established the Pro Bono Representation Program to provide private pro bono counsel to unrepresented parties in selected civil and juvenile appeals and special actions when the Court believed it would benefit from briefing and argument by counsel.  The Chief Judge of Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals has expanded the Court of Appeals Pro Bono Representation Program to allow self-represented parties to request that the Court evaluate their appeals to determine whether to place it in the Program.

Previously, the Court did not allow unrepresented parties to apply to participate in the Program.  The Court now recognizes that it may benefit from allowing parties to bring to the Court’s attention appeals that may qualify for the Program.  Revised manuals and forms related to the Program for both attorneys wishing to volunteer and self-represented litigants involved in appeals can be found on the Court’s website.

Posted by:  Phillip W. Londen

Posted On: 9/14/2020