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Statewide Programs

ACLU of Colorado

The mission of the ACLU is to protect, defend, and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of the people of Colorado through litigation, education, and advocacy.

Appellate Pro Bono Program

Asian Pacific Development Center

The Asian Pacific Development Center provides a variety of human services to the Asian Pacific population in Colorado. They need volunteer attorneys who can assist clients with the following types of legal matters: Domestic Violence, Divorce, Child Custody, Immigration Issues (visas, removal issues, etc.), Civil Disputes (traffic accidents, violations, etc.), Work Injury and Worker’s Compensation Benefits, Social Security Benefits (SSI or SSDI related issues), Housing Discrimination, and Criminal Defense.

Colorado Lawyers Committee

CLC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium of 50 Denver-area law firms that do high impact pro bono work. The Committee needs attorneys to advocate, negotiate, and litigate for children, indigent, and other disadvantaged communities.

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA)

CAFTA is a pro bono legal referral service, connecting creative entities to volunteer lawyers.

Colorado Legal Services

CLS provides legal advice and representation to low-income eligible persons and seniors in civil matters throughout the state.

  • Alamosa (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache) 719-589-4993
  • Boulder 303-449-7575
  • Colorado Springs 719-471-0380
  • Denver (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin) 303-866-9306
  • Durango (Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel) 888-298-8483
  • Fort Collins (Larimer, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick) 970-493-2891
  • Frisco (Clear Creek, Gunnison, Pitkin, Summit) 970-668-9612
  • Grand Junction (Delta, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose) 970-243-7940
  • Greeley (Morgan, Washington, Weld, Yuma) 970-353-7554
  • Hayden (Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt) 800-521-6968
  • La Junta (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers) 888-805-5152
  • Leadville (Eagle, Lake) 970-486-3238
  • Pueblo (Pueblo, Custer, Fremont) 719-545-6708
  • Salida (Chafee, Custer, Fremont, Park) 719-539-4251
  • Migrant Farm Worker Division (all counties) 800-864-4330

Colorado Nonprofit Pro Bono Legal Group

The Legal Group hopes to create a mechanism for lawyers (primarily transactional lawyers) to provide pro bono assistance to Colorado nonprofits which require pro bono legal assistance. For more information email the Chair of the Planning Committee, Peter Schwartz at Davis Graham & Stubbs, peter.schwartz@dgslaw.com, or call 303-892-7381.

Disability Law Colorado

Disability Law Colorado’s primary goal is to open up the legal system to those who would otherwise be unable to voice their needs because of the complexity of the service bureaucracy, their disability, or because they are unable to act on their own behalf.

Local Access to Justice Committees

Judicial Districts have formed Local Access to Justice Committees to provide targeted legal assistance to its residents.

ProBoPat

ProBoPat seeks to connect low income Colorado inventors with Colorado patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono or significantly reduced fee basis.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center’s team of legal professionals and social workers work as a unit to make sure we consider the whole child in every decision and recommendation concerning the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We have programs for traumatized youth, students, parents and caregivers, all geared toward providing children with a safe, nurturing and permanent home.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

RMIAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal information and representation to non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security and lacking access to legal counsel. RMIAN seeks volunteer attorneys to represent non-citizen men, women, and children in immigration removal proceedings. Each volunteer attorney will be provided with an experienced immigration practitioner to serve as a mentor for the case.

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

RMVLC is a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation for victims of violent crime in criminal cases aiding with enforcement of both Colorado and Federal Crime Victims' Rights Acts. RMVLC operates as independent legal counsel charged to protect the legal rights and best interests of the victim through a broad-based approach grounded in litigation, creative problem solving, and extensive knowledge of the judicial system.

Faculty of Federal Advocates

The Faculty of Federal Advocates is dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

Federal Bar Association, Colorado Chapter

The Colorado chapter of the Federal Bar Association oversees a Federal Government Pro Bono Program for attorneys employed by the federal government.

Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel has partnered with the Pro Bono Institute is assist in-house counsel who wants to establish or improve their legal department's pro bono efforts.

Denver Metro Area

Lawline 9 at KUSA-TV Channel

Call-in program. Answer general legal questions and provide legal information and referrals to other community legal resources. Weekly topics vary and legal resource information provided. For more information, call 303-860-1115.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans

Attorneys provide information on topics such as veterans’ resources, benefits, taxes, housing, and family law. The clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide direct legal advice or directly assist in completing forms.

Court Mediation Services

Provides mediation services in Denver Courts.

Denver Bar Association Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to hosting several public clinics in Denver, the DBA has educational and community based opportunities. For more information, contact cgravit@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115.

Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities

This program provides assistance to battered women and survivors who are disabled or who are victims of caregiver abuse. The program also provides comprehensive personal and legal advocacy to clients, rent assistance, peer support, education and awareness, emergency financial aid, case coordination, information, and referrals.

El Centro Humanitario

ECH seeks attorneys for its wage claim program, Denver’s first day laborer organization that protects the rights of vulnerable day laborer populations through an employment program, a legal program, and other educational programs.

Family Tree Women in Crisis

Family Tree serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This organization needs attorneys for its free legal clinic in Wheat Ridge. The clinic deals with do-it-yourself divorce as well as custody issues. Family Tree is also looking for volunteer attorneys to take individual cases often involving post-decree issues.

Jefferson County Mediation Services

Jefferson County Mediation Services mediates small claims, domestic, protecting order, zoning violations, etc. Mediators required to have taken 40 hours mediation courses.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)

MVL needs attorneys to assist low-income residents in a seven county metropolitan Denver area. Cases include domestic relations, divorce, parental rights, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant. MVL also conducts family law and pro se divorce workshops.

Project Safeguard

Project Safeguard needs family law attorneys for domestic violence victims seeking permanent civil protection orders and dissolution of marriage or allocation of parental responsibilities. Project Safeguard provides all the appropriate forms.

Servicios de la Raza

This program offers counseling, safe housing, legal advocacy, and trial support to Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence; it also provides educational groups for adult and child/youth victims of domestic violence.

University of Denver Student Law Office

The DU Student Law Office offers legal help through multiple student-staffed clinics.

Colorado Outside Denver Metro Area

Alpine Legal Services, Inc. Pro Bono Program

ALS is a full service legal aid office providing information and referrals, pro bono attorneys, legal information rights, do-it-yourself divorce class, landlord-tenant, elder law, and emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence.

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Boulder County Aging Services Division

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is in need of volunteer attorneys to represent indigent clients on immigration matters in Eagle, Vail, Garfield, and Pitkin counties.

East Central Council of Governments

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Larimer County Office on Aging — Larimer County Human Services

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Larimer County Bar Association Pro Bono Program

The Pro Bono program needs attorneys to assist low-income individuals who are financially over-qualified for Colorado Legal Aid, but who are still within the federal poverty guidelines and unable to afford legal representation.

Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative

LEVI is a coalition of 23 agencies in the Longmont and Boulder area that deals with domestic violence issues. LEVI puts volunteer attorneys in touch with indigent clients who need legal representation.

Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Mesa County Pro Bono Project

The Mesa County Pro Bono Project is a non-profit organization that assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases, and assisting with clinics and workshops. For more information call 970-243-7940, ext. 108.

Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Governments

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Pueblo Area Agency on Aging

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Pueblo County Bar Pro Bono Project

Volunteer attorneys participate in Lawyer Night, Ask-A-Lawyer, Clinics, and Radio-TV presentations on legal issues.

San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

San Luis Valley Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono project assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. The pro bono project serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties. Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases. For more information, call 719-589-6534.

South Central Colorado Seniors, Inc.

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Southwest Bar Volunteer Legal Aid, Inc.

SWBVLA is located in the Durango office of Colorado Legal Services (CLS). There is an ongoing need for attorneys to provide advisory and direct client services in the areas of family, employment, consumer, housing, elder, public benefits, and probate law. SWBVLA serves La Plata, San Juan, and Archuleta counties as well as Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute reservations.

Uncompahgre Volunteer Legal Aid

UVLA refers pro bono cases in Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, as well as referring pro bono for senior citizens in Delta, Gunnison, and Hinsdale counties. It needs attorneys to provide ongoing consultations, representations, and mediations in civil matters for low-income eligible individuals.

University of Colorado Legal Aid and Defender Program

This program represents indigent clients who live in Boulder County or who must appear in Boulder County Courts.

Weld County Area Agency on Aging

This office contracts with Legal Services Corporation programs, pro bono programs, or private attorneys to provide free legal assistance on civi matters to persons age 60 or older. There are no income guidlines but services are targeted toward low-income and socially needy individuals.

Weld County Legal Services

Volunteer attorneys provide equal access to justice by representing qualified residents in civil cases at no charge, teaching monthly do-it-yourself divorce clinics, and staffing the Call-A-Lawyer hotline.