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Colorado Poverty Law Project (CPLP)

Colorado Poverty Law Project (CPLP) strives to increase access to justice for all under-resourced Coloradans through several initiatives. For the past six years, Colorado Poverty Law Project has held free monthly legal clinics, pairing pro bono volunteer attorneys with low-income community members in need of civil legal services. Colorado Poverty Law Project also provides eviction defense. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has put many Coloradans at serious risk of homelessness in 2020. All signs point to a wave of evictions now that the $600 unemployment bonus and eviction moratorium have expired...in the first two weeks of August 2020 CPLP’s Just Housing Initiative saw a 350% increase in eviction defense intakes compared to the same time last year. CPLP has also launched a new Mobile Home Initiative to educate mobile home residents about their rights and protect one of the biggest sources of affordable housing in Colorado. CPLP is in need of volunteer attorneys for their Just Housing Initiative and their new Mobile Home Initiative, in addition to volunteers for their monthly legal clinics.  

The Initiative

The Initiative provides victim advocacy for survivors of any type of abuse including domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder and at-risk adult abuse, financial abuse, and caregiver abuse. We specialize our services to those who have disabilities, and emphasize a cross disability approach, meaning we recognize physical, cognitive, mental health, sensory, health conditions, and developmental disabilities as disabilities. We have been providing services in Colorado for over 30 years, and recently launched our specialized programs, including rural, latinx, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. 

There several ways that you The Initiative with their our mission to create Abuse-Free Culture for All. Representing these clients, or providing consultations, can make a huge difference in the lives and safety of the population they we serve. You can access an updated list of clients who are seeking pro-bono legal services related to their unique experiences of abuse and disability by clicking here or make a donation

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is a collaborative, community legal project with a mission to provide Coloradans facing eviction during the COVID-19 crisis with information and support across the state. The project grew out of the realization that closing businesses and sending workers home to stop the spread of the coronavirus would leave a large portion of Colorado's population without income and unable to pay rent. The organization aims both to enact legislative protections for those who have been unable to pay rent due to the pandemic, and to pair tenants facing eviction with volunteer attorneys. As the statewide eviction moratorium expires, many tenants are imminently facing eviction proceedings with no one to guide them through the process.  

The project is seeking volunteer attorneys to represent tenants facing imminent eviction and to prevent evictions wherever possible. While many of the tenants who reach out to us live in the Denver metro area, we see individuals from all over the state and have particular need for lawyers in southern Colorado and rural counties. They offer hour-long training sessions for all new volunteer attorneys, and are available to support and assist those who have little or no experience in landlord-tenant disputes. However, they welcome and appreciate lawyers with experience in the field! Interested lawyers can either fill out the intake form on their website, and a member of our team will reach out to coordinate. Email questions: carey@cedproject.org.

ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking)

ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) was started to unlock a fresh start for the refugees, single mothers, runaway teens and other vulnerable populations who are human trafficking survivors. We believe all of us must make sure that these individuals can break the cycle of vulnerability and be able to fully and equally re-integrate into our society.

If you are an attorney working with a human trafficking survivor in the ALIGHT Legal Needs Matching Program, or someone who is interested to learn more about working with human trafficking survivors, ALIGHT has developed resources focused on supporting your work with traumatized individuals. Additional manuals, toolkits, publications and case law databases are provided.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers

Attorneys needed to help low-income applicants in the Denver metro area (including Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert and Jefferson counties). MVL is looking for volunteers to help people with probate, family law, bankruptcy, landlord tenant, housing, social security, and mediation services. Volunteers can take a full rep case or help out at a legal clinic for only a couple hours.

ACLU of Colorado

The mission of the ACLU is to protect, defend, and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of the people of Colorado through litigation, education, and advocacy.

Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel has partnered with the Pro Bono Institute is assist in-house counsel who wants to establish or improve their legal department's pro bono efforts.

Asian Pacific Development Center

The Asian Pacific Development Center provides a variety of human services to the Asian Pacific population in Colorado.

ProBoPat

ProBoPat seeks to connect low income Colorado inventors with Colorado patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono or significantly reduced fee basis. 

Project Safeguard

Project Safeguard 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.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center’s team of legal professionals and social workers work as a unit to make sure we consider the whole child in every decision and recommendation concerning the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

RMIAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal information and representation to non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security and lacking access to legal counsel.  

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

RMVLC is a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation for victims of violent crime in criminal cases aiding with enforcement of both Colorado and Federal Crime Victims' Rights Acts.

Servicios 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.

Disability Law Colorado

Disability Law Colorado’s primary goal is to open up the legal system to those who would otherwise be unable to voice their needs because of the complexity of the service bureaucracy, their disability, or because they are unable to act on their own behalf.

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.

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.




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