FREE & LOW-COST LEGAL SERVICES
(Attorney volunteers: Please visit the ACBA Members Only page or email the Bar office to find out how to help)
FAMILY LAW: The ACBA Family Law Pro Se Legal Clinic is staffed by volunteer family law attorneys who provide general legal information 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 for up to 20 minutes. This is a 'virtual' clinic until further notice.
For the Family Law Pro Se Clinic, submit one form, either PDF or online. A volunteer attorney will attempt to contact you by phone or email within seven days. If this is an emergency, please contact an attorney directly.
Colorado Courts Information - click here: Divorce, Family Matters, Civil Unions Subcategories
PROBATE/ESTATE PLANNING: The ACBA Probate/Estate Planning Pro Se Legal Clinic is staffed by volunteer Probate/Estate Planning attorneys who provide general legal information involving probate of a deceased person's assets; arrangements for a disabled minor or adult dependent, including guardian and conservatorship proceedings; drafting of estate planning documents like wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and declaration of medical or surgical treatment (living will). Each pro se litigant has the opportunity to speak to an attorney one-on one for up to 20 minutes. This is a 'virtual' clinic until further notice.
For the Probate Pro Se Clinic, submit one form, either PDF or online. A volunteer attorney will attempt to contact you by phone or email within seven days. If this is an emergency, please contact an attorney directly.
UPDATE: Arapahoe County now offers electronic filing for Pro Se parties.
The ACBA sponsors monthly Lawyers at the Library clinics from 6:00-8:00 p.m. These clinics offer library patrons a free 30-minute consultation on various legal topics. Individuals interested in a consultation should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
(Attorney volunteers: Please email email@example.com to find out how to help.)
Arapahoe County Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators
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:
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
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.
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:
Colorado Resource Network
Legal and Community Help for Coloradans
Our Courts is a nationally recognized program that brings non-partisan informational programs to adult audiences to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado. Our Courts began in 2007 as a joint activity of the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Colorado Bar Association. Consistent with its purpose, Our Courts' presentations and volunteer speakers take no position regarding any court case, legislation, ballot issue, or proposed change to the court system.
All of the videos were made to educate people about Colorado's merit selection system for state judges and this year's judicial retention elections, and encourage people to vote their entire ballot.
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:
Schools are eligible for free copies. Anyone from the public may purchase a copy $2 each. To place an order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney / Judicial Officer Complaints
Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Registration Counsel
Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration/Mediation Committees
Commission on Judicial Discipline
18th Judicial District - Consumer Fraud Protection: https://www.da18.org/community-outreach/consumer-protection/
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/
Colorado Department of Local Affairs - Division of Housing: FAQ for Tenants and Landlords
Additional Legal Resources