Step Up to Justice
 

Expanding
the reach of pro bono
civil legal services.

 
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Our Mission

Step Up to Justice is a full-service free civil legal center for low-income individuals and families in Pima County, powered by the talents of volunteer attorneys. Through careful financial stewardship and technology designed to bring civil legal services to clients where and when they need them, Step Up to Justice builds connections between clients, attorneys and community partners. Step Up to Justice is ground-breaking, forward-thinking and committed to advancing efforts to secure equal access to justice for all. Read our full mission


Who We Serve

SU2J is positioned to fill a gap and expand on existing resources in pro bono legal services. There are many clients who cannot be served by other pro bono services due to conflicts of interests, or are otherwise ineligible yet are still in need of legal assistance. 


The Need

200,000 Pima County residents live in poverty. 100,000 of them have at least one civil legal need per year.

Current service models provide assistance to less than 6% of those in need. Current service models utilize less than 20% of the available volunteers.

 

“Our ability to end
injustice is directly tied to our capacity to create hope.”

PROFESSOR BRYAN STEVENSON

 
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Organizational Goals for 2017

01.

Recruit 200 volunteer attorneys and 50 law students.  

02.

Help 1,000 clients.

03.

Establish community partnerships. 

04.

Incorporate innovative technology into client and volunteer experiences. 

 
 

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Our Board of Directors

We couldn’t bring this exciting program to our local community without the support of our Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce the inaugural board for SU2J.

Stacy Rupprecht Butler, Board President

Stacy Rupprecht Butler, Board President

Hon. Fred Dardis

Hon. Fred Dardis

Hon. Alyce Pennington

Hon. Alyce Pennington

Hon. Dean Christoffel

Hon. Dean Christoffel

Randi Burnett

Randi Burnett

Juan Perez-Medrano

Juan Perez-Medrano

Peter Economidis

Peter Economidis

Hon. Karen Nygaard

Hon. Karen Nygaard

Anna Ceder

Anna Ceder

Denice Shepherd

Denice Shepherd

Hon. Bernardo P. Velasco

Hon. Bernardo P. Velasco