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Pro Se Clinics and Legal Nights 
    Arapahoe County Pro Se Family Law Clinic

    Volunteer opportunities are available for the Arapahoe County pro se family law clinic.  This clinic is a lot of fun and is great volunteer opportunity that counts toward pro bono hours.  Open every Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Contact: Alisha Taibo at (303) 572-4217.

    Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Legal Night at Mi Casa

    The CHBA hosts a legal clinic every month on the 2nd Tuesday at Mi Casa Resource Center, 45 S. Grove St., Denver, CO 80219. Attorneys provide information in the areas of immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family law. Attendees are required to make appointments and to specify the area of law in which they are seeking help. Please sign up HERE. For more information please contact Marisela at mdsandoval01@gmail.com or Cynthia at cynthia.sanchez@colorado.edu

    Colorado Lawyers Committee Legal Nights and Other Activities

    Volunteers help determine significant legal issues, refer individuals to legal services, and answer questions about the legal process. Volunteers do not provide legal advice or representation and no expertise in a particular area of law is needed.

    • Hate Crimes Education Task Force: a two hour time commitment where you help give presentations at middle and high school’s. CLC provides the script for the presentation. Contact: Christine Snider, Hate Crimes Coordinator at snider@ballardspahr.com (Subject: Interest in CLC Hate Crimes Program)
    • Legal Nights Denver: First and Third Wednesday of each month at Centro San Juan Diego. 
    • Legal Nights Greeley: Four times per year at Our Lady of Peace Church.
    • Project Homeless Connect: Clinic held once per yearContact: https://www.coloradolawyerscommittee.org/

    Federal Pro Se Legal Clinic

    The Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Clinic assists unrepresented litigants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  The clinic helps to prepare complaints and responsive pleadings, provides assistance with other common pleadings, answers procedural questions, and explains legal concepts such as jurisdiction, venue, and service of process.  The clinic is implementing a limited scope volunteer program and may offer training for lawyers.  Please contact the Clinic for additional information: lkelly@cobar.orgfpsc@cobar.org or (303) 380-8786, or visit http://www.cobar.org/fpsc 

    Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Clinics

    Attorneys provide information on topics such as veterans’ resources, benefits, taxes, housing, and family law. The clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide direct legal advice or directly assist in completing forms. All practice areas needed. There are Denver and Colorado Springs clinics once a month. 

    Denver Bar Association Clinics

    • Bankruptcy Clinic:  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. U.S. Bankruptcy Court from 1:30 –3 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday.
    • Poverty Law Clinic:  This clinic provides resources to attendees on issues that include: housing, consumer, small claims, family, employment, benefits, and identification.  Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2130 Stout St., Denver, CO, 4–6 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday
    Metro Volunteer Lawyers Clinics
    • Family Law Court Program: Needs attorneys for permanent order hearings and client meetings in several counties in the Denver Metro Area.
    • Denver Post-Decree Clinic: MVL coordinates and manages Post-Decree Clinics for domestic relations cases in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson counties. The Post-Decree Clinic assists pro se individuals with legal problems that arise after Permanent Orders have been entered in a Dissolution of Marriage or Allocation of Parental Responsibilities case. At the clinic, volunteers review the client’s court files, meet with the client, offer advice, and at times prepare relevant motions, pleadings, and/or proposed orders. The main goal of the clinic is to provide meaningful post-decree assistance for people who are representing themselves in ongoing litigation. The attorneys simply advise the clients regarding the limited scope of representation and indicate on each document they produce for the clients that they have assisted with the preparation of those documents.
    • Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center: The Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center is aimed at helping Native Americans in need of legal services. Volunteer attorneys help attendees to understand the legal process and how to proceed as a pro-se party, as well as helping with resource referral. Meets the first Wednesday of every month.
    • Power of Attorney Clinic: MVL’s Power of Attorney Clinic aims to provide advanced planning documents to low-income clients, with a focus on serving low-income seniors. Volunteer attorneys assist clients with financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and living wills. The Power of Attorney Workshop is a two-step process and consists of a presentation and a clinic. The presentation, which typically takes place one week before the clinic, is designed to inform the clients of their advanced planning options and prepare them for their meeting with a volunteer attorney at the clinic. At the clinic, clients meet with a volunteer attorney who goes over the advanced planning documents, fills them out, tailors them to the client’s wishes, and assists with the signing process.
  • Eviction Legal Assistance (CC City Council District 12) Program
    Eviction legal clinics provide legal information in a group setting at no cost. Volunteer attorneys provide an overview of landlord tenant rights, notices, the eviction timeline, terminology, the judicial process, agreements and common court orders issued. Clinics are at held from 4 – 5:00 p.m. at Denver County Court Civil Division, City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, Room 159.
    Contact: Polly.Kyle@denvergov.org.




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