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Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.


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Term Main definition
Certified Mail

When a letter or package is delivered to someone they have to sign for that item with a delivery service in order to receive it

Clerk of the Court

An appointed or elected person who is in charge of keeping records, accounts and managing regular activities for a court.

Code Enforcement

Compelling compliance with the law and investigate, prevent, or detect any violations that may have taken place


An elected official whose primary duty is to deliver and return legal notices and documents as directed by a justice court.


Postponement (delay) of a court hearing.


Someone outside a company that assists in a job or service for the company.

Cost Bond

Money an person pays into the court to cover the costs of the other person if he or she loses an appeal. Cost bonds can be waived or reduced for litigants who cannot afford to pay them. You do not have to pay a cost bond if you post a supersedeas bond.


A claim filed by a defendant in a civil case against the complaint of the plaintiff. For this claim, the defendant is a plaintiff.

County Assessor

Government employee, responsible for gathering all known and listed property to assess the value for tax purposes

Criminal Activity

An illegal offense that is punishable in a court of law.