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STATEWIDE PROGRAMS

Appellate Pro Bono Program

The Appellate Pro Bono Program of the Colorado Bar Association provides pro bono attorney to represent indigent poor litigants in civil cases pending before the Colorado Court of Appeals to Colorado Supreme Court. For more information call (303) 860-1115.

Asian Pacific Development Center

The Asian Pacific Development Center provides a variety of human services to the Asian Pacific population in Colorado. They need volunteer attorneys who can assist clients with the following types of legal matters: Domestic Violence, Divorce, Child Custody, Immigration Issues (visas, removal issues, etc.), Civil Disputes (traffic accidents, violations, etc.), Work Injury and Worker’s Compensation Benefits, Social Security Benefits (SSI or SSDI related issues), Housing Discrimination, and Criminal Defense. For more information call (303) 365-2959.

Colorado Lawyers Committee

CLC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium of 50 Denver-area law firms that do high impact pro bono work. The Committee needs attorneys to advocate, negotiate, and litigate for children, indigent, and other disadvantaged communities. To volunteer visit coloradolawyerscommittee.org or email info@coloradolawyerscommittee.org.

Colorado Lawyers for the Arts

CoLA’s mission is to help artists and arts organizations succeed on their own creative abilities so that success or failure does not hinge on legal pitfalls. For more information email info@coloradolawyersforthearts.org or visit coloradolawyersforthearts.org.

Colorado Legal Services

CLS provides legal advice and representation to low-income eligible persons and seniors in civil matters throughout the state. Visit ColoradoLegalServices.org or call one of the satellite offices.

• Alamosa (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache) (719) 589-4993
• Boulder (303) 449-7575
• Colorado Springs (719) 471-0380
• Denver (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin) (303) 866-9306
• Durango (Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel) (888) 298-8483
• Fort Collins (Larimer, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick) (970) 493-2891
• Frisco (Clear Creek, Gunnison, Pitkin, Summit) (970) 668-9612
• Grand Junction (Delta, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose) (970) 243-7940
• Greeley (Morgan, Washington, Weld, Yuma) (970) 353-7554
• Hayden (Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt) (800) 521-6968
• La Junta (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers) (888) 805-5152
• Leadville (Eagle, Lake) (970) 486-3238
• Pueblo (Pueblo, Custer, Fremont) (719) 545-6708
• Salida (Chafee, Custer, Fremont, Park) (719) 539-4251
• Migrant Farm Worker Division (all counties) (800) 864-4330

Colorado Nonprofit Pro Bono Legal Group

The Legal Group hopes to create a mechanism for lawyers (primarily transactional lawyers) to provide pro bono assistance to Colorado nonprofits which require pro bonolegal assistance. For more information email the Chair of the Planning Committee, Peter Schwartz at Davis Graham & Stubbs, peter.schwartz@dgslaw.com, or call (303) 892-7381.

Colorado Organization for Victims’ Assistance

COVA has a new legal program that will offer pro bono assistance to enforce victims’ rights. COVA will train attorneys who want to be involved in this type of work. The cases will provide opportunities to litigate new legal questions because there is not much case law in Colorado pertaining to victim’s rights. For more information call (303) 861-1160 or visit coloradocrimevictims.org.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

The Legal Center’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. Call (303) 722-0300 or visit thelegalcenter.org.

Local Access to Justice Committees

Judicial Districts have formed Local Access to Justice Committees to provide targeted legal assistance to its residents. To view pro bono opportunities coordinated by these local committees, see coloradojustice.org, then click on Local ATJ Committees.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center provides legal advocates to children, primarily those in foster care. RMCLC also provides education programs for judges, attorneys, law students, and foster parents. RMCLC is involved in appellate work and policy reform related to the welfare of children.For more information please visit rockymountainchildrenslawcenter.org.

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. RMIAN seeks volunteer attorneys to represent non-citizen men, women, and children in immigration removal proceedings. Each volunteer attorney will be provided with an experienced immigration practitioner to serve as a mentor for the case. For more information please call (303) 433-2812 or visit rmian.org.

 

DENVER METRO AREA

Denver Bar Association Clinics

For more information, contact cgravit@cobar.org.

Legal Night at Mi Casa

Attorneys needed to provide information, and make referrals to appropriate agencies, in areas of immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant issues, employment, and family law. Spanish interpreters are available. (303) 573-1302 

micasadenver.org –
360 Acoma
Third Tuesday
5:30–7 p.m.

El Centro de San Juan Diego

Volunteer attorneys provide information and advice in credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment, and family law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies.
(303) 295-9470.

2830 Lawrence St.
First Wednesday
5:30–7 p.m.

Bankruptcy Clinic

Attorneys review bankruptcy process and forms, including how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, effect on credit ratings, and forms required for filing; also address issues relating to creditor harassment and contacts by collection agents.
(303) 860-1115
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
721 19th St., Rm. 125
Second Tuesday and Fourth Wednesday
1:30–3 p.m.

Small Claims Clinic

Informational clinics on filing small claims cases and collecting on judgments.
(303) 860-1115
City and County Building
1437 Bannck St., Room 117
Third Tuesday
11 a.m. –1 p.m.

Collections Clinic

Informational clinics on filing small claims cases and collecting on judgments.
(303) 860-1115
City and County Building
1437 Bannck St., Room 117
Third Thursday
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Doing Your Own Divorce Clinics

(303) 860-1115
City and County Building
1437 Bannock St.
Third Wednesday
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Family Law Legal Clinic

Informational clinics providing overview of divorce process, including procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance, and property division.
(303) 860-1115
Division of Workforce Development
1200 Federal Blvd, Rm. 1018
Third Tuesday
5:30–7 p.m.

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OTHER METRO AREA OPPORTUNITIES

Lawline 9 at KUSA-TV Channel

Call-in program. Answer general legal questions and provide legal information and referrals to other community legal resources. Weekly topics vary and legal resource information provided.
(303) 860-1115
500 Speer Blvd.
Wednesdays
4–5:15 p.m. and 5:15–6:30 p.m.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans

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. For more information visit cobar.org/COLawyers4COVeterans.
Matthews Center
3030 Downing St.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Noon–2 p.m.

Court Mediation Services

Provides mediation services in Denver Courts.
(303) 824-5377

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. For more information call (303) 292-4115.

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. Call (303) 420-0412 or visit thefamilytree.org.

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. For more information call (303) 271-5060.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers

MVL needs attorneys to assist low-income residents in a seven county metropolitan Denver area. Cases include domestic relations, divorce, parental rights, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant. MVL also conducts family law and pro se divorce workshops. For more information call (303) 866-9378 or visit metrovolunteerlawyers.org.

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. For more information call (303) 863-¬7416, or email clientservices@projectsafeguard.org, or visit psafeguard.qwestoffice.net.

 

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COLORADO OUTSIDE DENVER METRO AREA

Alpine Legal Services, Inc. Pro Bono Program

ALS is a full service legal aid office providing information and referrals, pro bonoattorneys, legal information rights, do-it-yourself divorce class, landlord-tenant, elder law, and emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence. ALS serves Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle counties. Call (970) 945-8858, (970) 920-2828, or visitalpinelegalservices.com.

Alternative Horizons

Alternative Horizons needs attorneys in the Durango area to provide legal representation to people experiencing domestic violence in divorce, child custody, and post decree cases. We offer a 24-hour hotline to support domestic violence survivors, protection orders, pro se divorce clinics, court advocacy for victims involved in criminal cases, support groups in English and Spanish. Visit alternativehorizons.org or call (970) 247-4374.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is in need of volunteer attorneys to represent indigent clients on immigration matters in Eagle, Vail, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. For more information, call (970) 384-2060.

Delta County Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic

The Delta County Bar Association Pro Bono clinic assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. For more information or to volunteer, call (970) 874-9777.

El Paso County Pro Bono Project

The pro bono project is a nonprofit organization that assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys provide access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases, and assisting with clinics and workshops. Call (719) 471-0380, ext 121.

Larimer County Bar Association Pro Bono Program

The Pro Bono program needs attorneys to assist low-income individuals who are financially over-qualified for Colorado Legal Aid, but who are still within the federal poverty guidelines and unable to afford legal representation. For more information call (970) 402-2075 or click here.

Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative

LEVI is a coalition of 23 agencies in the Longmont and Boulder area that deals with domestic violence issues. LEVI puts volunteer attorneys in touch with indigent clients who need legal representation. For more information call (303) 774-4534 or visit longmontdomesticviolence.org.

Mesa County Pro Bono Project

The Mesa County Pro Bono Project is a non-profit organization that assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases, and assisting with clinics and workshops. For more information call (970) 243-7940, ext. 108.

Pueblo County Bar Pro Bono Project

Volunteer attorneys participate in Lawyer Night, Ask-A-Lawyer, Clinics, and Radio-TV presentations on legal issues. Actual cases are referred to Colorado Legal Services. For more information call (719) 545-6708, ext. 303.

San Luis Valley Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono project assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. The pro bono project serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties. Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases. For more information, call (719) 589-6534.

Southwest Bar Volunteer Legal Aid, Inc.

SWBVLA is located in the Durango office of Colorado Legal Services (CLS). There is an ongoing need for attorneys to provide advisory and direct client services in the areas of family, employment, consumer, housing, elder, public benefits, and probate law. SWBVLA serves La Plata, San Juan, and Archuleta counties as well as Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute reservations. Call (970) 385-7378 or visit swbarvolunteerlegalaid.com.

Uncompahgre Volunteer Legal Aid

UVLA refers pro bono cases in Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, as well as referring pro bono for senior citizens in Delta, Gunnison, and Hinsdale counties. It needs attorneys to provide ongoing consultations, representations, and mediations in civil matters for low-income eligible individuals. UVLA also conducts a free legal advice night the second Thursday of each month at the Montrose County Justice Center. Call (970) 249-7202.

Weld County Legal Services

Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by representing qualified residents in civil cases at no charge, teaching monthly do-it-yourself divorce clinics, and staffing the Call-A-Lawyer hotline. 915 10th St., Greeley. For more information, call (970) 310-8367.