Pricing

Direct Client Services

The Southwestern Law Center uses a “low bono” model where the cost is tied to a person’s ability to pay. Our hourly rates start at $85 / hour for those between 125% and 150% of the federal poverty guidelines and extends to $155 / hour for those at 375% of the guidelines.*

The table below shows how our rates are calculated. For example, if you’re a family of three making $25,975, you will pay $85 / hour for our services. If you’re a single person who makes $24,280, you will pay $100 / hour. These prices apply to most of our services.

People in
Family Unit
Annual Income
1 $15,175 $18,210 $24,280 $30,350 $36,420 $45,525 $48,560
2 $20,575 $24,690 $32,920 $41,150 $49,380 $61,725 $65,840
3 $25,975 $31,170 $41,560 $51,950 $62,340 $77,925 $83,120
4 $31,375 $37,650 $50,22 $62,750 $75,300 $94,125 $100,400
5 $36,775 $44,130 $58,840 $73,550 $88,260 $110,325 $117,680
6 $42,175 $50,610 $67,480 $84,350 $101,220 $126,525 $134,960
7 $47,575 $57,090 $76,120 $95,150 $114,180 $142,725 $152,240
8 $52,975 $63,570 $87,760 $105,950 $127,140 $158,925 $169,520
Hourly Rate
  • $85
  • $100
  • $115
  • $125
  • $145
  • $155
FPL 125% 150% 200% 250% 300% 375% 400%

The SWLC charges a flat fee for several of our services.

For Arizona Civil Rights Restoration, we charge a flat fee on a sliding scale. If you make between 125% – 199% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, we charge $500.* If you make between 200% – 299% of the Guidelines, we charge $750.* If you make over 400% of the Guidelines, we charge $1,000.* This includes meeting with the client, drafting and filing the petition, including Setting Aside Judgment of Guilt, and appearing at the hearing.

For Arizona Guardianships & Conservatorships, we charge a flat fee of $1,000* for uncontested matters.

For Arizona Wills & Trusts, we charge a flat fee of $500* for a Last Will and Testament, and $800 for a Revocable Living Trust.

For Arizona Small Business Formation, we charge a flat fee of $500* to incorporate you small business as an LLC, PLC, Corporation, or other legal entity.

For Arizona Nonprofit Formation, we charge a flat fee of $750* to incorporate your nonprofit in Arizona. To file the IRS Form 1023, we charge a flat fee of $1,250.*

Services for Attorneys

Our rates for Mitigation Specialist services and Investigation Services follow a similar, but slightly different model. Attorneys and nonprofits representing indigent clients will be charged either $85 per hour or the rate specified by the attorney or nonprofit, whichever is lower.*

Our Process Server rates are $50 for Pima County, and $75 for Yuma County, Santa Cruz County, Cochise County, Pinal County, Graham County, and Greenlee County. We will serve process in any Arizona county. Please contact us for rates for greater Arizona.

*Plus costs and fees. For example, if the SWLC has to pay to file paperwork, you will be billed for that fee.