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COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES 

The CWBA Serves Our Community - Legal Services Opportunities.

For those of you looking to get further involved in providing legal services to the community, we’ve compiled a list of legal services opportunities. The CWBA is not necessarily organizing these, but we wanted to make you aware of these opportunities in case one catches your interest and you'd like to investigate further.  
 


UPCOMING ONE-TIME CLINICS:

June 27, 2017:  14th Judicial District offers legal clinic on issues in marriage dissolution

 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – The 14th Judicial District (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties) has scheduled a legal clinic on June 27, 2017, to help educate self-represented litigants on issues in marriage-dissolution cases.

The clinic is being offered by the district’s Self Help Program in conjunction with the Bud Werner Memorial Library Reference Department, and will also provide information on the library’s legal research resources.

The clinic is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 27, 2017, in the conference room of the Bud Werner Memorial Library at 1289 Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat Springs.

It will focus on procedures for filing for dissolution of marriage with minor children, including temporary orders, as well as basic information about motions filing following issuance of a decree in a dissolution case.

For more information, please contact the Self Help Program at 14SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or 970-879-5020.


ONGOING CLINICS:

Legal Nights at Centro San Juan Diego:

Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence Street,  Denver, CO 80205.
(303) 295-9470. Held the 1st Monday and Wednesday of each month 5:30 – 7 p.m. 

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters will be available. 

Bankruptcy Clinic:

US Bankruptcy Court,  721 19th Street,  Denver, CO 80202. Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month 1:30 – 3 p.m.  AND  the 4th Wednesday of each month 1:30 – 3 p.m. 

This clinic is designed for the pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant. They will assist attendees in understanding the bankruptcy process and forms. Topics reviewed include how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the effect on credit ratings and which forms are required for filing. Issues of creditor harassment, what a collection agent cannot say to you and how to fight back if you are harassed will also be addressed. This clinic will not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms. 

Small Claims Clinic:

Denver City and County Building,  1437 Bannock Street, Room 117, Denver, CO.
(303) 640-5132. Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

This free informational clinic teaches people how to file their own small claims cases in court and how to collect on the judgments. Tips include gathering information, forms (where to get them and how to complete them), filing (how and where), defending your position (what to do and not do) and court procedure. Collections clinics provide tips on how to collect your judgment. General questions are welcome, but the clinics will not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms. 

Collections Clinic:

Denver City and County Building,  1437 Bannock Street, Room 117, Denver, CO.
(303) 640-5132  Held the 3rd Thursday of each month 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

This free informational clinic teaches people how to file their own small claims cases in court, and how to collect on the judgments. Tips include gathering information, forms (where to get them and how to complete them, filing (how and where), defending your position (what to do and not do) and court procedure. Collections clinics provide tips on how to collect your judgment. General questions are welcome but the clinics will not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms. 

Doing Your Own Divorce:

Denver City and County Bldg., 1437 Bannock Street, (Denver County Court), Courtroom 311, Denver, CO. Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

This free informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website.) This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider. These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms. 

Family Law Legal Clinic:

Office of Economic Development,  1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1018, Denver, CO. Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30  - 7 p.m. 

This free informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website.) This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider. These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms.


Denver Probate Court offers monthly assistance classes:

Denver Probate Court,  1437 Bannock St., Room 281, Denver, CO. 

The Denver Probate Court is offering monthly classes and bi-weekly ask-an-attorney clinics for self-represented litigants regarding probate matters.

A class titled “So Now You Are a Personal Representative” is presented the second Friday of each month at 11 a.m. by local volunteer attorneys.
It addresses the most common duties and difficulties of personal representatives and includes a question-and-answer session.

“So Now You are a Guardian/Conservator” is a class presented the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. by Denver Probate Court protective proceeding monitors that covers the responsibilities and reporting requirements of guardians and conservators.

Bi-weekly ask-an-attorney clinics are staffed by local probate and elder law practitioners to address questions regarding probate matters on a first-come, first-served basis. These clinics are held every Monday and Wednesday (except on national holidays) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

All classes and clinics are at the Denver Probate Court, 1437 Bannock Street in Denver in Room 281. No registration is required. For more information, visit the website or contact the Denver Probate Court Pro Se Resource Center at 720-865-8746.  


Greeley Legal Nights: 

Our Lady of Peace Church, 1311 3rd St., Greeley, CO 80631. Held every other month from 5:45 - 8:30 p.m. 

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of consumer problems, immigration, family law, housing, employment and family law.  Attorneys provide information and referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters will be available.

3rd Judicial District Law Clinic:

Spanish Peaks Library at 415 Walsen Avenue in Walsenburg. Held the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 - 5 pm.

Residents of Colorado’s Third Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties) representing themselves in some types of civil and domestic relations matters have monthly opportunities to meet with attorneys free of charge. The clinics, sponsored by the Third Judicial District Access to Justice Committee, run from 3:30-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library at 415 Walsen Avenue in Walsenburg. People without legal representation may speak with attorneys via video conference to get help filling out forms and navigating court processes and procedures in family law, civil litigation, property and probate cases, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant matters, veterans benefits and civil protection orders.  The one-on-one meetings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute attorney client relationships.  The 2016 clinics will occur on May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. For more information, contact Family Court Facilitator Robert Major at robert.major@judicial.state.co.us or 719-695-6569.


14th Judicial District offers free ask-a-lawyer clinic:

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (June 2, 2016) – The 14th Judicial District courts and Access to Justice Committee will begin offering monthly ask-a-lawyer legal clinics at three locations within the district (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties).

Clinics will be held from 3-5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning June 8, 2016, and are free to residents of the district. Individual, 15-minute appointments at the clinics will be with volunteer lawyers to discuss civil matters including divorce, custody, protection orders, landlord-tenant problems, foreclosures and bankruptcy and debt problems.

Professional interpreters will be available.

Clinics will be held at the Grand County Judicial Center at 307 Moffat Ave. in Hot Sulphur Springs, the Moffat Combined Court at 221 W. Victory Way in Craig, and at the Routt Combined Court at 1955 Shield Drive in Steamboat Springs.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the respective clerk’s offices: 970-725-3357 for Grand County, 970-824-8254 for Moffat County, and 970-879-5020 for Routt County. Walk-ins will be served as time allows.

16th Judicial District offers legal clinics:

 LA JUNTA, Colo. (June 7, 2016) – The 16th Judicial District (Bent, Crowley and Otero counties) and the district’s Access to Justice Committee have scheduled a series of free monthly legal clinics for self-represented litigants involved in certain types of cases.

The clinics are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month, with the next set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 14, 2016, at the Otero County Courthouse, 13 West Third Street, Room 205, in La Junta. They will answer questions concerning divorce, custody, eviction, protection orders, small claims, conservatorship and guardianship and other topics. No reservations are required.

Information will be provided by Colorado Legal Services attorneys and court staff including the family court facilitator, self-represented litigant coordinator and protective proceedings monitor.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Dowell at jeremy.dowell@judicial.state.co.us or 719-383-7154.




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