FREE & LOW-COST LEGAL SERVICES

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  • Free Veterans Legal Clinic. A service provided by the CBA Military & Veterans' Affairs Section.
  • Free legal assistance for tenants being evicted. Services provided by the 'Colorado Legal Services' in Littleton.

Pro Se Clinics

Please note that clinics are not for Pro Bono Legal Representation.

~ Attorney volunteers: Please 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. 

    • In-Person Family Law Clinic - None scheduled at this time.
    • Virtual Family Law online form: Click Here


    Colorado Courts Information
    : 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.

    Probate/Estate Planning online form - Click Here


      UPDATE: Arapahoe County now offers electronic filing for Pro Se parties.

      E-Filing for Non-Attorneys

      Veteran's Legal Assistance Clinic

      • Clinics in Denver and Colorado Springs. Click on flyers below for details. 
      • Meet with an attorney for legal advice & information, free of charge. 
      • Get information on topics including veteran's resources, benefits, taxes, housing, criminal, and family law. 

      For more information visit cobar.org/clcv.  

      A service is provided by the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) Military & Veterans' Affairs Section

      DENVER  COLORADO SPRINGS  
      2nd Tuesday of each month 4TH Tuesday of each month
      12:30-3:00 p.m.   12:30-3:00 p.m.

      VA Community Resource & Referral Center PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom VA Outpatient Clinic
      3836 York St, Denver 80205  Mountain Yale Conference Room  
      Tel. 303-294-5600 3141 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907

      Flyer - Denver Veteran's Legal Assistance Clinic Colorado Springs Veteran's Legal Assistance Clinic

      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:

      Arapahoe County

      Self Help Center Hours:
      Monday - Friday 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

      • 7325 S. Potomac St., Courthouse II, Room 131, Centennial, CO 80112
        303-645-6845
      • County Court: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120
        720-568-4825

      Email: 18selfhelp@judicial.state.co.us

      Click here for Arapahoe County Court 

      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 here: Self-Help Forms  

      Other Resources

      Colorado Court App - Click for details

      18th Judicial District Court Information: Colorado Judicial Branch - 18th Judicial District - Homepage (state.co.us)

      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

      Colorado Legal Services: Click here for a CLS brochure 
      https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/

      • Clinic for Free Legal Assistance for Tenants Being Evicted - click for clinic details (English | Spanish)

      Additional Legal Resources 

      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 

      Colorado Resource Network

      Legal and Community Help for Coloradans

      https://www.coloradoresourcenetwork.com/

      OurCourtsColorado.org

      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. 

      Click here to learn more

      Resources

      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

      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 $5 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.

      Find a Lawyer

      • Arapahoe County Bar Association website
      • Colorado Bar Association website

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      Centennial, CO  80161

      Tel. 303 797 2227  


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