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Resources for Pro Bono Opportunities

This compendium is provided as a resource to pro bono attorneys seeking pro bonoopportunities, the latest pro bono policy developments, or membership in a professional legal aid organization.

Voluntary Pro Bono Service – Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 with comment
• Second Season of Service: Rule 223, Pro Bono/Emeritus Attorney


Taking a Case

Steps for e-filing a pro bono case
• Indigency Standards: CJD 98-01 Eligibility Requirements
• Certification of Indigency: JDF 203
• Filing without payment of filing fees: JDF 205

Limited Scope Representation

Ethical Considerations When Providing Unbundled Legal Services and Limited Scope Representation under Rule 121 (you must be logged in as a current cba member to view these articles)
• Signing of Pleadings: Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 11
• Forms
• Civil Note of Limited Appearance with Consent of Pro Se Party: JDF 630
• Consent to Limited Appearance by an Attorney: JDF 631
• Civil Note of Completion of Limited Appearance: JDF 632
• Domestic Note of Limited Appearance with Consent of Pro Se Party: JDF 1334
• Domestic Consent to Limited Appearance by an Attorney: JDF 1335
• Domestic Note of Completion of Limited Appearance: JDF 1336
• Conflict of Interest in Nonprofit and Court-annexed Programs, CRCP 6.5


Appellate Pro Bono Program

The Appellate Pro Bono Program of the Colorado Bar Association is a pilot program that provides pro bono attorneys to represent indigent pro se litigants in civil cases pending before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Appelate Pro Bono Program information
Appelate Pro Bono Program attorney sign-up form
Appellate Pro Bono Program public information, application form, and Affidavit of Financial Need
Appelate Pro Bono Program Motion for Extension of Time

Continuing Legal Education Credit for Pro Bono Service, CRCP 260.8

The rule allows a lawyer to be awarded a maximum of nine units of general continuing legal education credit, for each three-year compliance period, for providing pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near indigent client or clients in a civil legal matter, or for mentoring another lawyer or law student who is providing such representation

Application for CLE credit for pro bono representation or mentoring

Sample Pro Bono Policies for Law Firms
These policies are sample policies that may be used as a guide or modified to fit the needs of a law firm.