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The Family's Choice for Legal Services in Tubac & Tucson

At Global Family Legal Services, our mission is to provide access to justice via high-quality, low-cost legal services. Our commitment is to give legal guidance and assistance to promote the pursuit of living and working with confidence and without fear. Our nonprofit, publicly-supported program of legal counseling, advocacy, and education is dedicated to bringing about a more compassionate and cooperative world.

Since our opening in 2004, our staff has accommodated the needs of our clients including making house calls to those clients who are unable to come into the office. We currently have one attorney, four staff members, and a number of part-time volunteers. Our office is supported by grants and donations. Through educational community presentations and working with like-minded attorneys, we have a network that offers affordable legal representation to many areas of Arizona and other states.

Consider donating to us today to help us expand our network, compensate more staff, and increase our service for those in need of legal assistance.

Our legal services follow family needs.

Fees are based on ability to pay; appropriate referrals to outside service organizations and attorneys are made as necessary.

Attorney at Law

Celinas Ruth

Celinas Ruth has practiced law since 1986 in California and since 1997 in Arizona. She has served GFLS clients from 33 countries with a variety of family legal issues. Celinas has been a public speaker on legal rights and comprehensive immigration reform at many community meetings, on radio and on television. Her legal expertise includes U.S. Immigration and Consular Processing (including waivers, U visas, VAWA, religious worker visas, and naturalization); family law, disability law, contracts, nonprofit organizations, wills and trusts, copyright law, and veteran's legal concerns.

Core Staff

Sr. Gabi Williams

Legal Assistant

Legally assists our clients using advocacy and ministry skills she has developed through her tireless efforts for people's rights. Most recently, she has spent 12 years serving the farm workers in the Coachella Valley in California and received the Lumen Christi Award for her selfless efforts. Sr. Gabi has spent decades of devoted ministry living and serving in the jungles of Argentina and in South Africa. She is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Elinsa Turner

Legal Assistant

A longtime staff member with more than a decade of legal and administrative experience with GFLS. She lived in Venezuela and Japan for several years and her Spanish language skills have assisted our clients well. Elinsa also has an incredible background as a medical assistant for over twenty years. Her expertise in fine art sales has aided clients legally as she assists with wills, trusts and estates.

Jahlandon Eden

Legal Assistant

Our most recent legal assistant who has experience as a social worker with a BA in Psychology/Social Science from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked with Habitat For Humanity and as an agricultural volunteer in Arizona, West Virginia, Virginia, and California as well as working in a program in Philadelphia, PA for developmentally challenged adults and in a respite program for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.

Savijaveh Wonson

Legal Assistant

A graphic artist and member of the staff of Global Change Media, a nonprofit media organization. She is joining the GFLS legal staff part-time to be trained in and assist our work in the area of intellectual property, i.e., copyrights, trade names, and trademarks. GFLS has done a significant number of copyright filings throughout each year.

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Phone: 520-398-3388
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Office Location

630 N. 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona

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P.O. Box 8001 Tumacacori, AZ 85640-8001

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