Legal Clinics and Free Legal Information
The clinics are informational only and NOT legal advice.
The Denver Bar Association offers 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.
Available information and clinics are listed below.
The Denver Bar Association has partnered with 9News to provide a weekly ask-a-lawyer program that is designed to provide legal information based on brief descriptions of legal issues and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. Attorney volunteers do not give out personal contact information and are asked not to use their full name. Volunteer attorneys simply offer free legal information to callers. A list of scheduled topics is available below or www.9news.com (under news tab, 9 line schedule).
Legal Night at Mi Casa
360 Acoma (one block west of 4th and Broadway)
3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of Immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters will be available.
Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego
2830 Lawrence Street
1st Wednesday of each month 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of Immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family Law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters will be available.
US Bankruptcy Court
2nd Tuesday of each month 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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.
Small Claims Clinic
Denver City and County Building
3rd Tuesday of each month 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Colorado Poverty Law Project Legal Clinic
At the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
3rd Wednesday of each month 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This free monthly legal clinic provides resources to attendees on issues that include: housing, consumer, small claims, family, employment, benefits, and identification. Volunteer attorneys provide a range of law- related services to attendees, including answering general on-the-spot questions and providing referrals.
Denver City and County Building
3rd Thursday of each month 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This free informational 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.
Family Law Legal Clinic
Office of Economic Development
3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This free informational 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 (available from the court website (www.courts.state.co.us). 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.
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic
Auraria Campus, Tivoli Student Union room numbers below.