Ariz. Tests Nonlawyer Advice For Domestic Violence Victims

News Story (Arizona)

Emma Cueto
February 9, 2020
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Tags: Court Navigators, Lay Legal Advocates, Pro Se/Self-Help


For many survivors of domestic violence, trying to leave an abusive situation presents an array of legal issues, from protective orders to custody battles to housing assistance to divorce, but affordable legal help can be hard to come by. The state of Arizona is hoping to fill that need with a pilot program that will create a new type of legal adviser: the licensed legal advocate.