Access to Justice Committee

The Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:00 p.m. We develop resources for attorneys and plan events to promote pro bono and community oriented legal services. In conjunction with Denver courts, the Committee sponsors an annual Legal Resource Day. We recognize and celebrate our colleagues who fulfill their ethical obligation to provide legal services to those unable to pay.

The Denver Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee promotes pro bono and low cost legal services and serves as a forum for stakeholders to discuss and raise awareness about access to justice issues in our community.

 

Pro Bono Stars

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The DBA Access to Justice Committee accepts nominations for Pro Bono Stars on a rolling basis throughout the year.  If you would like to nominate someone as a Pro Bono Star, please email Virginia.McClerkin@denbar.org with subject “Pro Bono Star Nomination” and include the name and employer of the person you are nominating plus an explanation of the nominee’s pro bono work that you believe warrants recognition.

 

Felipe Bohnet-Gomez

Felipe Bohnet-Gomez

Felipe is an attorney at Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, where he focuses on civil rights and employment cases. Felipe has been providing essential pro bono legal services to the Denver Community over the last two years as coordinating attorney for the Mi Casa Resource Center Legal Clinic, which is sponsored by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. Through the Clinic as many as 40 individuals each month--many of them monolingual Spanish speakers--are provided free 30-minute legal consults with an attorney in criminal, family, employment, bankruptcy or housing law. Recently, Felipe championed Mi Casa’s efforts during the COVID-19 crisis to successfully transition the clinic to a virtual platform which has provided services to people in need during this challenging time.


Contact Us

For more information or to get involved, contact Chair Matt Pierce at wpierce@perkinscoie.com or Vice Chair Alex Gano at alex.gano@bclplaw.com.

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