Legal Clinics and Free Legal Information

The Denver Bar Association offers the following pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant clinics on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Family, Small Claims and Collections. These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.

Bankruptcy Clinic

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Room 183
721 19th St., Room 183, Denver, CO
1:30 –3 p.m.
2nd Tuesday of each month

This clinic is designed for the pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant.  They will assist attendees in understanding the bankruptcy process and forms.  Topics reviewed include how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the effect on credit ratings and which forms are required for filing.  Issues of creditor harassment, what a collection agent cannot say to you and how to fight back if you are harassed will also be addressed.  This clinic will not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.

Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic

Bill Daniels Veteran Service Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
2nd Tuesday of each month
noon-2 p.m.

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information on topics such as veterans’ resources, benefits, taxes, housing, and family law. The clinics assist in understanding the legal process and forms.  They do not provide direct legal advice or directly assisting in completing forms.  For more information visit www.cobar.org/COLawyers4COVeterans

Dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

Colorado Poverty Law Clinic

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
2130 Stout St., Denver, CO
4–6 p.m.
3rd Wednesday

This clinic provides resources to attendees on issues that include: housing, consumer, small claims, family, employment, benefits, and identification.

Dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

Doing your own Divorce

Denver City and County Bldg
1437 Bannock Street (Denver County Court)
Courtroom 368
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of each month

This free informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website (www.courts.state.co.us).  This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider.  These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms.

Dates: Jan. 17 Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.

KUSA-TV Law Line 9

4–5:30 p.m.
Every First Wednesday
303-698-0999

The Denver Bar Association has partnered with 9News to provide an ask-a-lawyer program the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. that is designed to provide legal information based on brief descriptions of legal issues and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. Attorney volunteers do not give out personal contact information and are asked not to use their full name. Volunteer attorneys simply offer free legal information to callers. 

Dates: Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4.

CHBA Mi Casa Legal Clinic

Mi Casa Resource Center
345 S Grove St Denver, CO 80219
6pm - 8pm

2nd Tuesday of Every Month
303-573-1302

Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant, employment and family law. Spanish interpreters will be available.

Dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

Denver Family Ask-A-Laywer

Denver District Court
Denver City and County Bldg
1437 Bannock St
11am -2pm
Every 4th Thursday

The clinic will focus on general divorce and child custody questions. This clinic is intended for individuals who are not represented by an attorney and is limited to a 15 to 30 minute consultation. Our volunteer lawyers can answer questions about dissolution of marriage (divorce) and parental responsibility matters (child custody). Attorney volunteers may handout business cards and/or obtain clients on a pro bono basis or, depending on the status of the client, on low-income, modest means or unbundled basis. For more information, attached you will find the flyer that is used for the public.

Dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25

Family Law Court Program (FLCP)

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) Family Law Court Program assists clients with uncomplicated, uncontested divorce or custody matters, where the other party is not represented by an attorney. FLCP clients represent themselves, appearing pro se, but are assisted through the process by MVL. Clinics take place in Douglas, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties.

Family Law Clinic at Denver District Court

Denver City and County Bldg.,
1437 Bannock Street (Denver County Court)
Courtroom 368
3rd Wednesday of each month 12 p.m. – 1:30 PM

Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18

Family Law Legal Clinic

Office of Economic Development
1200 Federal Blvd. room 1018
3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

This free informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website (www.courts.state.co.us).  This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider.  These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms. 

Dates: Jan. 15, Feb. 29, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.

Indian Center Legal Clinic

4407 Morrison Rd., Denver
1st Wednesday

The Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center is aimed at helping Native Americans in need of legal services. Volunteer attorneys help attendees to understand the legal process and how to proceed as a pro-se party, as well as helping with resource referral.

Dates: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

Post Decree Clinic

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

MVL coordinates and manages Post-Decree Clinics for domestic relations cases in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson counties. The Post-Decree Clinic assists pro se individuals with legal problems that arise after Permanent Orders have been entered in a Dissolution of Marriage or Allocation of Parental Responsibilities case. At the clinic, volunteers review the client’s court files, meet with the client, offer advice, and at times prepare relevant motions, pleadings, and/or proposed orders. The main goal of the clinic is to provide meaningful post-decree assistance for people who are representing themselves in ongoing litigation. The attorneys simply advise the clients regarding the limited scope of representation and indicate on each document they produce for the clients that they have assisted with the preparation of those documents.

Power of Attorney Clinic

Contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.

MVL’s Power of Attorney Clinic aims to provide advanced planning documents to low-income clients, with a focus on serving low-income seniors. Volunteer attorneys assist clients with financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and living wills. The Power of Attorney Workshop is a two-step process and consists of a presentation and a clinic. The presentation, which typically takes place one week before the clinic, is designed to inform the clients of their advanced planning options and prepare them for their meeting with a volunteer attorney at the clinic. At the clinic, clients meet with a volunteer attorney who goes over the advanced planning documents, fills them out, tailors them to the client’s wishes, and assists with the signing process.