Colorado Legal Services Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit that has been supporting low-income and seniors in the state of Colorado for over 75 years. Colorado Legal Services` mission is to provide meaningful access to high-quality civil legal services to as many low-income people and members of vulnerable populations as possible across Colorado to seek justice. Call (303) 837-1321 for more information or click here for a directory of CLS offices and other organizations that provide pro bono or low-cost legal services. You have a legal problem, but you can`t afford to hire a lawyer? There are many free or low-cost legal advice options for Mile High City residents. The main avenues are legal aid programs such as Colorado Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents and seniors, or through the Denver Bar Association. There may be income limits that apply to you to qualify for free/low-cost assistance. Contact the relevant agency for more information. Below is a list of several organizations at your disposal. Colorado Innocence Project The Colorado Innocence Project (CIP) receives requests for help from people who believe they have been convicted even if they are innocent of a crime and evaluates these allegations to see if there are factual and legal grounds to go back to court with the claims. If the IPC learns of a case that merits further investigation, the case will be referred to pro bono attorneys for further assessment who may be assisted by Colorado law students. For more information, call (303) 492-4620 or email email@example.com. Bankruptcy Clinic Website: www.denbar.org/Public/Legal-Clinics Location: U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT, 721 19th Street, Room 341, Denver, CO 80202 Contact: (303) 860-1115 Description: This clinic is designed for the pro-se (DIY) litigation party.
They will help participants understand the insolvency process and forms. Topics covered include how insolvency can eliminate debt, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the impact on solvency, and the forms required for filing. Issues of creditor harassment, what a collection agency can`t tell you, and how to defend yourself if you`re being harassed are also discussed. Clinics do not offer explicit legal advice and do not directly assist with the completion of forms. Discounted legal advice (family law, landlord-tenant, consumer protection) Call a lawyer sponsored by Weld County Legal Services, Inc. Contact: (970) 351-7300 × 4514 Description: Local lawyers will take calls from the public. A Spanish-speaking lawyer or interpreter is available. If you have a legal problem or are unsure and need to ask someone, you can talk to a lawyer for free by calling. There are many organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to Colorado residents. Each organization offers a slightly different type of service. Please contact each organization directly to see if you are eligible.
Free helpline for apartment information (limited hours/days). Good to know: This is a free informative workshop to support children. Pro bono lawyers do not provide legal advice or representation, nor do they directly assist in completing court forms. Topics include determining paternity, contesting paternity, and establishing, amending and enforcing child support orders under the federal IV-D program. Information on the request for services, guidelines for calculating child support and any child support obligations are also provided. Ft. Collins (Larimer, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick) 215 W. Oak Street, Suite 800, Ft. Collins, CO 80521 970-493-2891 Office hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., M – Friday La Junta (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers) 10 West 3rd Street, La Junta 81050 719-384-5438 Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(closed for lunch) and 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For these reasons, attorney Jeff Weeden believes that a 24-hour attorney is essential to defending the people of Denver. Whenever you need a defender, Jeff Weeden is there to help. Collections Clinic Website: www.denbar.org/Public/Legal-Clinics Location: Denver City and County Bldg. 1437 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, Rm. 117 Contact: (303) 860-1115 Description: This free information clinic provides guidance on how to collect a small claim judgment. General questions are welcome, but clinics will not offer explicit legal advice or directly assist with filling out forms. Montrose County Free Legal Advice Night Sponsored by the 7th Judicial Bar Association and Uncompahgre Volunteer Legal Aid Contact: (970) 249-7202 for more information Description: The free «Talk with a Lawyer» program is designed for low-income residents who need answers to civil law questions.
No criminal or traffic cases can be discussed. Call ahead if an interpreter is needed. Bring all your documents and questions. There are many free legal advice services that are also available online, but we highly recommend that you take all online advice with a grain of salt. The law varies from state to state, and those who provide legal advice often have different opinions and may not even have the right to practice law. That being said, here are some of the most popular websites: Good to know: This is a walk in legal advice for low-income immigrants. There is a $35 consultation fee. Here, attorney Jeff Weeden will explain why it`s important to see a lawyer shortly after being arrested by the police.
Good to know: Volunteer lawyers are available free of charge to answer basic legal questions over the phone. Calls are strictly confidential. Call for specific dates and times. Good to know: This is a free national legal service for victims of domestic violence. They offer legal counsel clinics one evening a week. Lawyers do not offer legal representation. For a free initial consultation, call 720-307-4330. Jeff Weeden answers calls for legal advice 24/7 and takes calls from inmates. ALIGHT is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that connects survivors of human trafficking with free legal assistance for: Colorado Legal Services-Migrant Farm Workers Division This division of the Colorado Legal Services organization provides free legal assistance to low-income people throughout Colorado for non-criminal cases.