Public Advocate

The Office of the Public Advocate protects the fundamental rights of and provides effective legal representation to all indigent persons when appointed by the Maricopa County Superior Court: Juveniles charged with criminal offenses, parents and children in dependency and severance matters, and people facing court ordered mental health evaluation and treatment.

COMMON REQUESTS


OUR OFFICE AND THE CASES WE HANDLE


When appointed by the Maricopa Superior Court, the Office of the Public Advocate provides legal representation for individuals who are not able to afford the services of private lawyers.

The Office protects the fundamental rights of juveniles, parents and adults facing court evaluation and court ordered mental health treatment by providing effective legal representation for:

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