FREE & LOW-COST LEGAL SERVICES


Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services provides help for low-income Coloradans in non-criminal matters.  For more information you can access Colorado Legal services website at http://coloradolegalservices.org/.   

Lawyers at the Library

The ACBA sponsors Lawyers at the Library (5:30-7:30 p.m.), which offers patrons of the Arapahoe Library District a 30-minute free consultation of various legal topics.  Interested individuals should contact the Arapahoe Library District or Bemis Public Library to sign up. 

https://arapahoelibraries.org  



Pro Se Clinic

The ACBA Pro Se Legal Clinic is staffed by volunteer family law attorneys who assist with matters involving child support, maintenance, parenting time, separation agreement, post decree issues, adoption, and juvenile.  Each pro se litigant has the opportunity to speak to an attorney one-on one. 

When: Wednesdays & Fridays (except holidays) 8:30 a.m. – noon. 
Location: Arapahoe County Justice Center (7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO  80112) Courthouse 2

(Attorney volunteers: Please log on to ACBA website to find out how to help) 

ARAPAHOE COUNTY SELF-REPRESENTED
LITIGANT COORDINATORS (SHERLOCK)

Every judicial district in the state is staffed by one or more Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator that provides assistance to people needing help navigating through the court system.  The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator can answer questions about forms, the legal system, court procedure, and court processes but cannot provide legal advice.  The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators for Arapahoe County are:

Alison Ruggiero and Bradly Halm 
Arapahoe County Combined Court, 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112
Tel. 720-568-4844 
18courthelpcenter@judicial.state.co.us

Chief Justice Directive 13-01 provides information on what a Sherlock can and cannot do.  This directive can be found at:https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Directives/13-01.pdf 

LEGAL FORMS

The State Judicial Branch provides standard instructions and forms on various legal issues.  These forms can be found at: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/Index.cfm 

VIDEOS

Click links below

Small Claims – Learn how to file a small claims case

Evidence – What it is and how to prepare It.

Contempt in Domestic Cases – Instructions and forms you will need.

Service of Process – Learn how to complete the process.

Mechanics Lien – learn how to file.

Security Deposits – Information for Renters.

DIVORCE

Meet the Professionals - in a divorce case  – Learn who they are and what they do.

The Legal Process and Paperwork – Learn what's required.

Parenting Plan Overview - Child support and other decision for your children.  

MEDIATION

Office of Dispute Resolution provides dispute resolution services for the Colorado Judicial Branch.  You can find out more about the Office of Dispute Resolution at:

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm?Unit=odr 

SO, YOU'RE 18 NOW.
A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

This booklet (2005), designed for young adults who are turning 18 years old, provides basic information on the new rights and responsibilities they have upon becoming an adult in the eyes of the law. It provides brief answers to some of the questions that young adults may have about their rights and responsibilities and additional resource information.  

Topics covered include:

  • Citizenship (military service, voting, taxation).

  • Where You Live (renting, buying, lease issues).
  • Family Law (marriage, dissolution, paternity, domestic violence)
  • On the Job ( pay, benefits, discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation)
  • On the Road (autos: buying, registration, insurance, tickets, accidents)
  • At the Store (consumer credit and protection, discrimination, high pressure sales at your home, collection practices)
  • Estate Planning (wills and other estate planning documents) 

Schools are eligible for free copies.  Anyone from the public may purchase a copy $2 each.  To place an order, please contact info@arapbar.org.  

ATTORNEY/JUDICIAL OFFICER COMPLAINTS:

Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Registration Counsel
Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Registration Counsel considers and investigates complaints against Colorado Lawyers.  For more information you can contact the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel’s Office at  (303) 866-6410 or 1(877) 888-1370 or access its website at: http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/Complaints/Complaints_Disc.asp.

Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration/Mediation Committees
The Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration/Mediation Committees  handle disagreements between Colorado lawyers and their clients regarding lawyer fees. Call (303) 824-5371.
The Commission on Judicial Discipline handles complaints of misconduct by a Judge (other than a magistrate or municipal court judge). To file complaints alleging misconduct by a Judge please contact the Commission on Judicial Discipline at 303-894-2110. Complaints alleging misconduct by a magistrate or municipal court judge are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

Commission on Judicial Discipline  
The Commission on Judicial Discipline handles complaints of misconduct by a Judge (other than a magistrate or municipal court judge). To file complaints alleging misconduct by a Judge please contact the Commission on Judicial Discipline at 303-894-2110. Complaints alleging misconduct by a magistrate or municipal court judge are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

OTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Colorado Revised Statutes                   http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/

Colorado Code of Regulations http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Welcome.do

Colorado Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Guide        http://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/

Additional Legal Resources                 http://www.checkerboard.co/


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The Arapahoe County Bar Association is a non-profit, organization for legal professionals that is dedicated to serving over 1,000 members in the Denver Metro area.


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P.O. Box 2587
Centennial, CO  80161

Tel. 303 797 2227  


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