Who We Are

    The William E. Morris Institute for Justice ("Institute") is a non-profit program dedicated to protecting the rights of low-income Arizonans.  We work on issues that affect large numbers of persons.  The Institute represents the interests of low-income Arizonans by: 

    • Major impact and class action litigation;
    • Advocacy with federal and state administrative agencies;
    • Advocacy at the Arizona Legislature; and
    • Technical assistance, training and support of Arizona’s three legal services programs.

    The Institute primarily focuses on important systemic issues in the following areas:

    • Access to the Courts
    • Domestic Violence
    • Healthcare
    • Fair Housing
    • Landlord and Tenant
    • Public Benefits (such as food stamps and cash assistance)
    • Unemployment Insurance
    • Re-entry and Fair Chance Opportunitites for persons with criminal records
    Making a Difference

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE SINCE 1996

    We also address discrimination against immigrants and persons with disabilities within these areas.  We work with legal services programs, community groups and other advocacy programs.

    The Institute has an Executive/Litigation Director and one staff attorney.  A volunteer Board of Directors approves litigation and assists with strategic planning and fundraising.  The Institute has an office in Phoenix.  The Institute funds its work through contracts with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and other organizations as well as contributions from  individuals and law firms.

    THE WILLIAM E. MORRIS INSTITUTE WORKS ON SYSTEMIC ISSUES THAT IMPACT LARGE NUMBERS OF LOW-INCOME PEOPLE.

    OUR TEAM

    The William E. Morris Institute for Justice has experienced advocates working to protect the rights of low-income Arizonans.

    Ellen Sue KatzDirector
    Brenda Muñoz FurnishStaff Attorney
    Julie FerrellVolunteer Accountant
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    • Email: ajinstitu@qwestoffice.net
    • Phone: (602) 252-3432

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