Volunteer Opportunities

A full list of programs and their descriptions is provided below.

For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Director of Public Legal Education, Carolyn Gravit at 303-824-5323 or cgravit@cobar.org.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans
Timing: 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:30 p.m. (2 hours)
Contact: 303-860-1115
Designed to provide veterans with assistance related to challenges in obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and in obtaining legal counsel. In cooperation with a number of local bar associations, free legal clinics are offered for veterans across Colorado.
Court Mediation Services
Timing: Ongoing
Contact: 303-824-5377
Co-mediate cases in Denver County Court’s Civil Division. Must have a minimum of 40 hours basic mediation training.
Law Line9:
Timing: Every Wed. (4–5:30 p.m. or 5:15–6:30 p.m.)
Contact: 303-860-1115
Answer general legal questions and provide legal information and referrals to other community legal resources.
Legal Night at El Centro San Juan Diego
Timing: Ongoing
Contact: 303-860-1115
Provide information on a variety of legal topics and how they may relate to immigration issues. 2830 Lawrence St., Denver.
Legal Night at Mi Casa
Timing: 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:30 p.m. (2 hours)
Contact: 303-860-1115
Volunteer attorneys will provide information on a variety of legal topics, and how they may relate to immigration issues. 360 Acoma St., Denver.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Timing: Ongoing
Contact: Toni-Anne Dasent
Recruits and coordinates volunteer lawyers to perform free and low-cost legal services for poor and near-poor persons who live and work in Adams, Broomfield, Arapahoe, Denver, Elbert, Douglas, Jefferson, and Denver Colorado Counties.
Our Courts
Timing: Ongoing
Contact: 303-860-1115
A public education outreach project where speakers address the role of fair and impartial courts in applying and preserving the rule of law. It provides nonpartisan informational programs to adult audiences around the state to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado.
Pro Se Clinics
Timing: Once a month (2 hours)
Contact: 303-860-1115
Conduct a pro se legal clinic for the community. Topics include: Collections, Small Claims, Divorce and Bankruptcy.
Veterans’ Stand Down
Timing: Nov. (2 hours)
Contact: 303-860-1115
Assist homeless vets by answering legal questions and offering information and referrals to other community resources.
Please contact the Public Legal Education Department at 303-860-1115, ext. 1.
Career Days
Timing: Ongoing during school year, depending upon school requests (3 hours)
Grade Level: All grade levels
Speak about the legal professions to a classroom, or at a CBA/DBA sponsored booth.
Constitution Day
Timing: Sept. 17th or week of (3 hours)
Grade Level: All grade levels
Speak to a class about the constitution. Paralegals and law students are welcome.
DBA/DPS Volunteer Guest Teaching Initiative
Timing: Ongoing during school year (10 hours)
Grade Level: All grade levels
Attorneys, paralegals, magistrates and judges substitute teach in Denver Public Schools on pre planned days.
Law Day Art Contest
Timing: Jan.–March (2 hours)
Grade Level: K–5
Visit a school to discuss Law Day the first week of May, or encourage schools to participate in the Art Contest, judge the art submitted by the students.
In-Class Mock Trials
Timing: Ongoing during school year (3 hours)
Grade Level: All grade levels
Help describe the importance of mock trials for students at the same time they expand their speaking, writing, reading, and analytical skills while learning about the judicial system.
In-Class Law-Related Activities
Timing: Ongoing during school year (4 hours)
Grade Level: All grade levels
Implement miscellaneous law-related activities in the classroom. Materials are provided for use by attorney and teacher.
Colorado Mock Trial Program
Timing: Mid-Dec.–mid-March, can extend to mid-May if team advances to National
Grade Level: High School
Attorney Coaches: Partner with teachers to coach students about mock trial elements and prepare a case problem for regional and state mock trial competitions.
Timing: Varies for each school
Assistant Attorney Coaches: Assist primary attorney coaches with preparation of mock trial teams.
Timing: Feb. and March Friday afternoon or Saturday (4 hours)
Scoring Panelists: Adjudicate mock trial rounds at the regional/state tournament. An orientation and Bench Brief provided in advance.
Timing: Feb. and March Friday afternoon or Saturday (4 hours)
Courtroom Monitors: Monitor courtroom(s) and rounds during mock trial tournament. An orientation and checklist provided.