Legal Clinics and Free Legal Information

The Denver Bar Association offers the following pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant clinics on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Family, Small Claims and Collections. These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.

Bankruptcy Clinic

U.S. Bankruptcy Courtt
721 19th St., Room 154, Denver, CO
1:30 –3 p.m.
2nd Tuesday

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.

Dates: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Collections Clinic

Denver City and County Building
1437 Bannock St., Room 117, Denver, CO
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
3rd Thursday

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.

Dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic

Bill Daniels Veteran Service Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
Noon–2 p.m.
2nd Tuesday

This clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics. They are available for download by clicking here. This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider. These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms.

Dates: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Colorado Poverty Law Clinic

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
2130 Stout St., Denver, CO
4–6 p.m.
3rd Wednesday

This clinic provides resources to attendees on issues that include: housing, consumer, small claims, family, employment, benefits, and identification.

Dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

Law Line9 Call-in Program

4–5:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday
303-698-0999

The DBA and 9News provide a weekly call-in program designed to provide legal information based on brief descriptions of legal issues and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. A list of scheduled topics is available at by clicking here.

Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego

2830 Lawrence St., Denver, CO
5:30–7 p.m.
1st Wednesday
303-295-9470

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of Immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family Law. Spanish interpreters will be available.

Dates: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

Legal Night at Mi Casa

360 Acoma, Denver, CO
5:30–7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday
303-573-1302

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family law. Spanish interpreters will be available.

Dates: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.

Family Law Court Program (FLCP)

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) Family Law Court Program assists clients with uncomplicated, uncontested divorce or custody matters, where the other party is not represented by an attorney. FLCP clients represent themselves, appearing pro se, but are assisted through the process by MVL. Clinics take place in Douglas, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties.

Indian Center Legal Clinic

4407 Morrison Rd., Denver
1st Wednesday

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.

Dates: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

Post Decree Clinic

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

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.

Power of Attorney Clinic

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

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.

Power of Attorney Clinic

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

MVL’s Power recruits and coordinates volunteer attorneys to represent people who otherwise could not afford legal assistance. Colorado Legal Services handles the initial client intake process and then sends selected cases to MVL for referral. Once a potential client has completed an intake through Colorado Legal Services and has been accepted into our Referral program, MVL’s Legal Services Coordinator further reviews the file and begins contacting volunteer attorneys to try and place the case. MVL refers various different kinds of civil cases to the volunteer attorneys, but does not accept criminal cases of any kind.

Small Claims Clinic

Denver City and County Building
1437 Bannock St., Room 117, Denver, CO
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
3rd Tuesday

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.

Dates: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.