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Donate Time and Talent In The Community

"Beyond The Safety Pin: How To Be An Active Ally" Resource Sheet Organizations to support -- either as a volunteer or financially

"Storming The Ballot" - Engaging In the Political Process Resource Sheet  Organizations that offer training and resource

Local Access to Justice Committees

Judicial Districts have formed Local Access to Justice Committees to provide targeted legal assistance to its residents.

Denver Bar Association Volunteer Opportunities

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addition to hosting several public clinics in Denver, the DBA has educational and community based opportunities.  These opportunities include volunteering in classrooms, the annual Veterans' Stand Down event, career days, and Law Day and Constitution Day activities. Contact: asreenen@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115.

Denver Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 

Court Appointed Special Advocates that represent the interests of children in legal proceedings. No experience needed but must attend the 40 hour CASA training and pledge 15-20 hours a month for at least 24 months. Contact: Mary Beth Kruger at mkruger@denvercasa.org. Complete the online application HERE.

    High School Mock Trial

    Several different volunteer opportunities available to assist with High School Mock Trial Program in nine state regions. Two hour shifts. Contact: cbamock@cobar.org

    LYRIC: Learn Your Rights in Colorado 

    The purpose of LYRIC (Learn your Rights in Colorado) is to teach youth about their Constitutional rights. Our programming aims to bring Constitutional law to life for juveniles in schools, juvenile justice facilities, and community settings. Through our philosophy and curriculum LYRIC aims to enable young people to become active and knowledgeable citizens who feel empowered to exercise their rights if they are contacted by the police. LYRIC teaches a fifty-five minute “Know Your Rights” curriculum that is the perfect accompaniment to high school civics curriculum.  All LYRIC programming is taught by practicing attorneys or law students. To volunteer you must attend a free CLE, which is held yearly. After the CLE, you shadow three presentations before teaching on your own. LYRIC provides all the materials and always pairs up teachers. Contact: HELLO@LYRICOLORADO.ORG.

    Our Courts Colorado

    Our Courts is a nationally recognized program that brings non-partisan informational programs to adult and high school audiences to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado. Our Courts began in 2007 as a joint activity of the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Colorado Bar Association. Constant with its purpose, Our Courts presentations and volunteer speakers take no position regarding any court case, legislation, ballot issue, or proposed change to the court system. Contact: ourcourts@cobar.org

    Speakers needed for Constitutional and Colorado Law (DPS Classrooms)

    Community Resources provides resource catalogs (with more than 400 program topics) to the teachers and the teachers then choose programs that fit their curriculum.  Community Resources connects volunteer community members with a particular skill set / knowledge base with classes that are looking to learn more.
    We currently have several requests (elementary and middle school) for Constitutional and Colorado law. Contact: Stephanie Stoetzer, Community Resources, Inc., Classroom Speakers Program Manager - In office part time, 720.424.6552 / main  720.424-2300.

      Colorado Nonprofit Pro Bono Legal Group

      The Legal Group hopes to create a mechanism for lawyers (primarily transactional lawyers) to provide pro bono assistance to Colorado nonprofits which require pro bono legal assistance. For more information email the Chair of the Planning Committee, Peter Schwartz at Davis Graham & Stubbs, peter.schwartz@dgslaw.com, or call 303-892-7381

      Court Mediation Services

      Provides mediation services in Denver Courts.

      University of Denver Student Law Office

      The DU Student Law Office offers legal help through multiple student-staffed clinics.
      Contact: For more information, call (303) 871-6140 or email lsaraceno@law.du.edu or 
      info@serviciosdelaraza.org.

      U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado Pro Bono Panel:

      As a means to assist attorneys in providing pro bono services, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has established a panel of attorneys who are members in good standing of the Bar of the district court and who have agreed to accept pro bono appointments to represent pro se litigants (plaintiff or defendant) in civil cases.  This Civil Pro Bono Panel program provides for the selection and appointment of eligible, volunteer attorneys to represent without compensation eligible, unrepresented parties in civil actions through general or limited representation when requested by the court.  For more information and to sign up please contact Edward Butler, the Court's Legal Officer, at COD_ProBonoPanel@cod.uscourts.gov, or visit the website.

      Angel Concept

      Angel Concept provides struggling, disadvantaged women with work-skills training in a retail environment — enabling them to build their capabilities and self-esteem, and preparing them to become successful employees in the retail world. These women may be victims of abuse, domestic violence, or substance dependency. They may be unwed mothers or homeless. They may lack basic job skills. Angel Concept believes that with opportunity and education, many of these women can draw upon their inner strengths, build their self-esteem and transform their lives. Angel Concept believes that they have the capacity to become self-sufficient, productive members of society. Angel Concept was created to help these women break free and launch a virtuous cycle of self reliance and self-improvement. Angel Concept was conceived by Sue Hosier who — after finding herself in a destructive domestic situation — transformed her own life by creating a successful 25-year nursing career and a nurturing home for her children. Through Angel Concept, Sue is helping other women find their own paths to self-sufficiency. Angel Concept is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

      The Blue Bench

      At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.

      Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

      For more than three decades, the Children’s Law Center has fought for the best interests of kids both in and out of the courtroom to help them achieve a higher quality of life. The Children’s Law Center has a longstanding reputation at the Colorado State Capitol as a thought leader on kid’s issues, and it has been at the forefront of influencing non-partisan legislation for the best interests of kids at the local, state, and national level. Contact: 303.692.1165 

      Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

      Provides free immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention.

      Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

      Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center is a Colorado nonprofit organization
      providing free legal assistance to victims of violent crime to help enforce their rights under the Victims’ Rights Act.

      Second Wind Fund

      Second Wind Fund is a statewide suicide prevention non-profit organization that offers referrals for treatment services to at-risk children and youth as well as providing general information about suicide prevention. Second Wind Fund was formed in 2002 after four students at Green Mountain High School died from suicide within a 9-month period. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to match children and youth ages 19 and younger across Colorado, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community. Help raise funds for therapy sessions. Our findings show that therapy sessions provided by experienced providers (at approximately $70/session) are most effective in preventing suicide. I invite participants to attend events such as the annual golf tournament, a breakfast with local legislators, and the walk/run to raise funds.




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