Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Provides free and low-cost legal services to military veterans on a variety of legal issues. Legal Clinics are held in Denver, Elbert and Lincoln, Mesa, and Larimer County. Contact: Visit their website to get involved.
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
The CHBA hosts a legal clinic every month 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.
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.
Collections Clinic:This 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. Denver City and County Building from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday.
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.
Small Claims Clinic:This 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. General questions are welcome, but the clinics will not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms. Denver City and County Building 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday. Contact: For more information, call (303) 860-1115, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities This program provides assistance to battered women and survivors who are disabled or who are victims of caregiver abuse. The program also provides comprehensive personal and legal advocacy to clients, rent assistance, peer support, education and awareness, emergency financial aid, case coordination, information, and referrals. Contact: For more information, call (303) 839-5510 or email email@example.com.
El Centro Humanitario
ECH seeks attorneys for its wage claim program, Denver’s first day laborer organization that protects the rights of vulnerable day laborer populations through an employment program, a legal program, and other educational programs. Contact: For more information call (303) 292-4115.
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.
Family Tree Women in Crisis Family Tree serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This organization needs attorneys for its free legal clinic in Wheat Ridge, which is held the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7p.m. for about 2.5 hours. The clinic deals with do-it-yourself divorce as well as custody issues. Family Tree is also looking for volunteer attorneys to take individual cases often involving post-decree issues.
Contact: Call (303) 420-0412.
Jefferson County Mediation Services Jefferson County Mediation Services mediates small claims, domestic, protecting order, zoning violations, etc. Mediators required to have taken 40 hours mediation courses.
Contact: For more information call (303) 271-5060.
Law Line 9
Viewer live call-in program on 9News afternoon news. Answer general legal questions and provide legal information and referrals to other community legal resources. Weekly topics vary and legal resource information provided. Wednesdays 4–5:15 p.m. and 5:15–6:30 p.m.
Contact: For more information, call (303) 860-1115
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.
Needs family law attorneys for domestic violence victims seeking permanent civil protection orders and dissolution of marriage or allocation of parental responsibilities. Project Safeguard provides all the appropriate forms.
Contact: For more information call (303) 863-7416, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services de la Raza This program offers counseling, safe housing, legal advocacy, and trial support to Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence; it also provides educational groups for adult and child/youth victims of domestic violence.
Contact: For more information, call (303) 458-5851.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201 Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: email@example.com