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 and Family. 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

The bankruptcy clinic is temporarily suspended during COVID while the bankruptcy court is closed.

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.

 

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic

Currently, during COVID, assistance only available virtually by appointment
Bill Daniels Veteran Service Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

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. To schedule an appointment, email astabb@denbar.org or call 303-824-5327.

For more information visit www.cobar.org/CLCV

 

Colorado Poverty Law Project Clinic

Currently, during COVID, held via Zoom
To register, go to https://www.copovertylawproject.org/events or email shannon@copovertylawproject.org.
4-6 p.m.
3rd Wednesday

This clinic provides resources to attendees on issues that include: housing, consumer, small claims, family, employment, benefits, identification, discrimination based on disability, mobile home, and young-adult issues (generally 18-24).

 

CHBA Mi Casa Legal Clinic

Currently, during COVID, offered virtually via Zoom
6-8 p.m. (by appointment only)
2nd Tuesday

2nd Tuesday of Every Month
303-573-1302

Meet 1-on-1 with an attorney to discuss your legal issues related to Business, Immigration, Employment, Housing, and Family Law. Free virtual legal clinics are held completely remotely through the Zoom platform, which can be accessed by phone or computer. Mi Casa Resource Center offers our monthly Legal Clinic in partnership with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. Participants must schedule an appointment prior to the night of the event, which can be done here https://micasaresourcecenter.org/calendar/

 

Denver Legal Night

Currently, during COVID, offered virtually
5-8 p.m., appointments every 45 minutes
1st and 3rd Wednesday

To honor the many needs of our community while maintaining safety in the current times, Denver Legal Night is now offered remotely, on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5 PM to 8 PM. Instead of meeting in person at Centro San Juan Diego, volunteer lawyers consult with clients over the phone to help determine significant legal issues, refer individuals to legal services, and answer other questions about the legal process. Interpreters are available if needed. Sign up for an appointment by visiting: https://centrosanjuandiego.org/en/legal-night/. Please note, consulting with an attorney at Denver Legal Night does not provide you with an attorney after your Denver Legal Night appointment. Contact Centro San Juan Diego front desk with questions at 303.295.9470.

 

Denver District Court Self-Help Center

Walk in hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30pm – 4:00 p.m.
Phones: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The Denver District Court Self-Help Center provides free assistance in-person, by email or phone to litigants not represented by an attorney with divorce or child custody matters and sealing criminal records. For help, please email DenverDistrictSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 303-606-2442, or visit the Center during walk in hours.

 

Justice And Mercy Legal Aid Center Clinics

In partnership with Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver, we hold multiple legal clinics every month throughout the Denver metro area held at host sites including area churches, foodbanks, shelters, and residential treatment programs. Volunteer Attorneys provide one-on-one legal advice. Clinics are consultation only, not full representation. However, a participant may be referred into the Pro Bono Project for full representation if their case qualifies. Clinic locations and hours vary every month. For current information on where and how to obtain a clinic appointment, email sdill@jamlac.org or call 303-839-1008.

 

Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic

A half-day program for small nonprofits with limited operating budgets. This clinic is held twice yearly. Teams of volunteer transactional attorneys review a checklist with participating small nonprofits to evaluate their legal health. Client meetings are preceded by a CLE training for participating lawyers on Colorado nonprofit law. Sign up for the next clinic taking place in July at https://www.coloradononprofits.org/nonprofit-pro-bono-legal-assistance#LAC.

• Takes place in February and July, 10am-1pm at a law firm in downtown Denver
• COVID modifications: Clinic is held via Zoom
• Sign Up on the Colorado Nonprofit Associate website: https://www.coloradononprofits.org/nonprofit-pro-bono-legal-assistance#LAC.
 • Contact Mariah Taylor, Membership Coordinator with Colorado Nonprofit Association, with questions: mtaylor@coloradononprofits.org

Denver Family Ask-A-Lawyer

Denver District Court
Currently, during COVID, held virtually by Webex
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (by appointment only)
1st 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. To sign up for an appointment, email DenverDistrictSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 303-606-2442.

 

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 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. 

 

Indian Center Legal Clinic

Currently, during COVID, held by virtual meetings
4407 Morrison Rd., Denver
Contact the Denver Indian Center to schedule a consultation with Metro Volunteer Lawyers: (303) 936-2688

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.

 

Post Decree Clinic

Currently, during COVID, online meetings by appointment
1-4 p.m.
4th Tuesday
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.

Denver County Court Self Help Center

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The Denver County Court Self Help Center provides free, in-person (currently online or over phone during COVID) assistance to civil litigants not represented by an attorney. For help, fill out the form here https://www.denvercountycourt.org/contact-self-help/, or email DccSelfHelp@DenverCountyCourt.Org, or call 720-865-7819.

Colorado COVID Legal Relief Program (CCLR)

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

In response to the COVID-19 economic crisis, CLC, along with co-sponsors Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Denver Metro Chamber, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, Colorado SEO Pros, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Messner Reeves LLP and WilmerHale, created a program to match volunteer lawyers with small businesses (particularly those owned by minorities and women) in need of legal help with COVID-related issues. Apply at www.coloradocovidrelief.org. Please note, completing an application does not guarantee that CCLR will be able to assist you.

• Ongoing application process
• Apply online at www.coloradocovidrelief.org
• Contact Lorri Strizich, Administrator for CCLR, with questions at info@coloradocovidrelief.org

Project Homeless Connect

This annual one-day event, sponsored by the City of Denver, connects homeless individuals to necessary services. During this event, guests are able to access an array of services ranging from ID services, legal referrals and homeless court, housing services, resume workshops, vision check and healthcare to Veterans services, childcare, pet care and much more. The event typically takes place in the Fall at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.