About Us


Welcome to the Arizona Association of Independent Paralegals (AAIP), the largest voluntary professional association of Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparers. The AAIP provides: continuing education, information about Certified Legal Document Preparers in Arizona (CLDPs), programs to assist CLDPs, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Our mission at AAIP is to advance the practice of independent paralegals in providing document preparation and other related services to Arizona citizens; to inform the public of the choices available in handling their legal affairs simply and affordably; and to oppose efforts by any person or entity to restrict these rights.  The Arizona Association of Independent Paralegals is dedicated to the principal that the law is created by the people and for the people, and that the Arizona citizens have the right to retain and employ a person of their choice to assist them in the preparation of their legal documents.

If you are an Arizona CLDP, the AAIP strives to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to expand your career. From AAIP-sponsored workshops, meetings, seminars and CLE sessions to community service and marketing programs, the AAIP is your association, dedicated to helping you advance your career and the legal document preparation profession.

If you are a member of the public, use this website as a resource for locating Certified Legal Document Preparers who provide services in the area of domestic relations, bankruptcy, probate, wills, living trusts, guardianships, adoptions, civil suites, immigration, criminal matters, and much more.

We invite you to look through the website and then choose one or more Certified Legal Document Preparers from our membership to contact. Call them and find out their area of practice, their fee structure, and their experience in doing the type of legal document preparation you need.

Good luck and thank you for visiting our site.

Don Steward, President
Arizona Association of Independent Paralegals

Contact any of our Board members with any questions
c/o Don Steward, President
3219 E Camelback Rd., Suite 406
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 754-6833
Officers and Board of Directors

Don Steward
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Vice President
Bernie Kruer
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Cherie Koch

Joseph Glennon
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Board of Directors

Allen Merrill
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Karina Morales
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