by Patricia Glover, Advanced Certified Paralegal, Notary Signing Agent, Certified Legal Document Preparer
For too long, the scales of justice have tilted heavily in favor of those who can “pay to play.” Quality legal services have become increasingly difficult to come by, especially for people with limited financial means.
Attorneys typically charge clients anywhere from $300 to $500 per hour. This is simply not a realistic expectation for someone who earns anything below an average income.
In 2003, the Arizona Supreme Court introduced the Legal Document Preparer Program that allows non-attorneys to provide low-cost legal services. This program has been wildly successful, and states from around the country are now looking to Arizona for guidance in establishing similar programs.
A recent study found that 75% of all Arizona court cases involve at least one self-represented person. Unfortunately, for many self-represented parties, the legal system can be overwhelming and confusing. Licensed preparers, such as Glover Court Solutions & Estate Planning, are here to help you navigate the judicial system at an affordable cost.
If you find yourself in a situation in which you believe you may need legal assistance, contact Glover Court Solutions & Estate Planning for a free, no-obligation consultation.