Legal Clinics and Free Legal Information

Bankruptcy Clinic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Bankruptcy Clinic is operating remotely.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, 721 19th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

This clinic is designed for the do-it-yourself debtor. Attorney volunteers counsel debtors on eligibility, filling out petitions and schedules, understanding court procedures, and preparing for the meeting of creditors.

For more information and to do an intake, go to the Colorado Bar Association’s website, call 720-633-8866, or e-mail bankruptcy@cobar.org.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic is operating remotely.
Bill Daniels Veteran Service Center, 1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Veterans meet with volunteer attorneys free of charge and get information on veterans’ resources, benefits, taxes, housing, and family law. Volunteer attorneys also help veterans understand the legal process and forms. They do not provide direct legal advice or directly assisting in completing forms. To schedule an appointment, email Mia Kontnik at mkontnik@cobar.org or call 303-824-5312. 

For more information visit www.cobar.org/CLCV

Colorado Poverty Law Project Clinic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Colorado Poverty Law Project Clinic is operating by virtual meeting only.
Stout Street Health Center, 2130 Stout St., Denver, CO 80205
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday each month

This clinic provides resources to attendees on issues including housing, consumer disputes, small claims, family law, employment and employee benefits, state identification, discrimination, and young-adult issues (generally 18-24).

To register, visit https://www.copovertylawproject.org/get-eviction-housing-help or e-mail Shannon MacKenzie, Executive Director, at shannon@copovertylawproject.org.

CHBA Mi Casa Legal Clinic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Mi Casa Clinic is operating by virtual meeting only.
Mi Casa Resource Center- Salazar Center for Family Prosperity, 345 S. Grove Street, Denver, CO
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2nd Tuesday each month

Meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney to discuss your legal issues related to business, immigration, employment, housing, and family law.

Participants must schedule an appointment prior to the night of the event, which can be done here https://micasaresourcecenter.org/calendar/. Contact Evelyn Perez, Program Support Specialist, at eperez@micasaresourcecenter.org or (720) 767-2643.

Denver Legal Night

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Denver Legal Night provides services by virtual appointment only

Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
5:00-8:00 p.m., appointments every 45 minutes
1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month

Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice on immigration, credit, housing, employment, and family law. They consult over the phone to help determine significant legal issues, refer individuals to legal services, and answer questions about the legal process. Interpreters are available.

Sign up for an appointment by visiting: https://centrosanjuandiego.org/en/legal-night/. Contact Centro San Juan Diego front desk with questions at (303) 295-9470.

Denver District Court Self-Help Center

Walk in hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30pm – 4:00 p.m.
Phones: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The Denver District Court Self-Help Center provides free assistance in-person, by email or phone to litigants not represented by an attorney with divorce or child custody matters and sealing criminal records. For help, please email DenverDistrictSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 303-606-2442, or visit the Center during walk in hours.

Justice And Mercy Legal Aid Center Clinics

Clinic locations and hours vary.

In partnership with Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver, JAMLAC holds legal clinics every month throughout the Denver area at churches, foodbanks, shelters, and residential treatment programs. Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one legal advice. Clinic appointments are consultations only. However, participants may be referred into JAMLAC’s Pro Bono Project for full representation if their case qualifies.

For information on clinic locations and how to obtain a clinic appointment, visit https://jamlac.org/our-services/, e-mail Shelly Dill, Pro Bono Director and Attorney, at sdill@jamlac.org, or call 303-839-1008.

Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic

This half-day program is held twice a year to advise small nonprofits. Teams of volunteer attorneys review a checklist to evaluate the nonprofit’s legal health. Registration for the July 2021 event is closed.

For more information, contact Mariah Taylor, Membership Coordinator with Colorado Nonprofit Association, at mtaylor@coloradononprofits.org.

Small Claims Clinic

This virtual clinic provides basic information about the small claims process in Denver County Court, including filing requirements, court procedures, settlement, mediation, and post-judgment collection.

For more information on upcoming dates, visit the clinic’s website. For questions, contact the Denver County Court’s Self-Represented Litigants Administrator at (720) 865-7819.

Denver District Court Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Family Law Ask-a-Lawyer Clinic is operating by telephone and virtual meeting.
Denver District Court, 1437 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80202
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (by appointment only)
1st Thursday each month

The clinic focuses on general divorce and child custody questions. This clinic is intended for individuals not represented by an attorney and is limited to a 15- to 30-minute consultation. Attorney volunteers may handout business cards and/or obtain clients on a pro bono basis or, depending on the status of the client, on low-income, modest means or unbundled basis.

To sign up for an appointment, e-mail DenverDistrictSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 303-606-2442.

 

Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Clinics

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) has several family law clinics designed to help you with divorce, custody, child support or maintenance, decision making authority, and enforcement and modifications of existing court orders that have already been put in place for you and your family. MVL's clinics serve people in the Denver Metro Area who cannot otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. These family law clinics are not walk in clinics. To determine if you qualify for help with your family law related issue, please apply for services through Colorado Legal Services or contact their office at 303-837-1313.

Family Law Legal Clinic

Office of Economic Development
1200 Federal Blvd. room 1018
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. 

 

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center aims to help Native Americans in need of legal services. Volunteer attorneys are available to give advice on legal issues, including landlord-tenant disputes, employment, family law, and probate. Volunteers can also help you understand the legal process, how to proceed as a pro se party, and give referrals to other resources.

The Denver Indian Center Clinic is held the first Wednesday evening of each month at 6:00 pm. This is a walk-in clinic being held in person at the Denver Indian Center, located at 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219.

If you would like more information about attending the clinic, please contact either the Denver Indian Center at 303-936-2688 or Ivonne Esparza at iesparza@denbar.org or (303) 866-9307

 

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.

Denver County Court Self Help Center

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The Denver County Court Self Help Center provides free, in-person (currently online or over phone during COVID) assistance to civil litigants not represented by an attorney. For help, fill out the form here https://www.denvercountycourt.org/contact-self-help/, or email DccSelfHelp@DenverCountyCourt.Org, or call 720-865-7819.

Colorado COVID Legal Relief Program (CCLR)

This program matches volunteer lawyers and small businesses with COVID-related issues. Apply at www.coloradocovidrelief.org. Completing an application does not guarantee that CCLR will be able to assist you.

Contact Lorri Strizich, Administrator for CCLR, with questions at info@coloradocovidrelief.org

Project Homeless Connect

This annual one-day event, sponsored by the City of Denver, connects homeless individuals to necessary services. During this event, guests are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, legal referrals and homeless court, housing services, resume workshops, vision check and healthcare to Veterans services, childcare, pet care and much more. The event typically takes place in the Fall at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.