For the Public
The Colorado Bar Association publishes lots of brochures.
Brochures are available in bulk from the CBA by mailing $25 (includes tax and shipping) per set of 50 to: CBA Brochure Orders, 1900 Grant Street, Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Contact Jessica Zacharias, email@example.com, or call (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736.
Colorado Senior Law Handbook
"What can I do if my social security benefits are denied?"
The Colorado Senior Law Handbook is written by attorneys from the Colorado Bar Association as a consumer-oriented guide addressing these and many other issues facing Colorado's older citizens. Eleven informative chapters address issues such as age discrimination, protecting against fraud, grandparents rights and employment issues.
The book helps seniors understand, in plain English, the pros and cons of supplementary health insurance, insurance for long term care and how to compare and choose policies. Information about Medicare and Medicaid in addition to what they will and won't provide is written in easy-to-read detail. There are detailed resource lists of agencies and services that readers can use to obtain information and assistance. Glossaries at the end of every chapter explain important legal terms.
Specific chapters address the complicated details of Social Security, pensions, public assistance programs and veterans' benefits. Sections of the Senior Law Handbook provide information on wills and estate planning, how to transfer assets, choose or revoke a power of attorney or create a tax-free gift rather than an inheritance. The handbook was compiled by the Colorado Bar Association's Community and Civic Affairs SubCommittee of the TruSection and the Legal Problems of the Elderly Forum Committee.
You can order the Colorado Senior Law Handbook by calling the CLE in Colorado office at (303) 860-0608 or (800) 860-2531. Cost is only $10.
Legal Resource Directory
The Directory is a topical listing of agencies who provide free legal assistance or referral primarily in the Denver Metro area. The directory and order information is available online by clicking here.
Child Support Enforcement Workbook (You Can Collect Child Support)
This workbook has been revised. It is available now in paperback.
This paperback workbook is a user friendly guide to wage assignments, garnishments, modifications, and contempt citations. Although available separately, the workbook is used in DBA Child Support Enforcement Clinics.
Order the workbook by sending a check for $6.50 (payable to the Denver Bar Association) to:
Child Support Workbook
Visit the Colorado Courts Website for domestic realtions forms.
This handbook is an easy-to-follow guide through the small claims process. Visit the court's website for small claims and other forms and guidebooks.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications
The ADR Committee produces a 13-page manual which covers topics including negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences. This Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution explains in detail the various types of ADR. You can order copies individually for $5 each or as a Rule 2.1 Kit for $15. The Rule 2.1 Kit includes one manual and 25 What in the World is ADR? brochures. Please make checks payable to the Colorado Bar Association.
Law Related Education
The CBA Public Legal Education Department has a library of educational materials related to law and justice. Curricula, texts, publications, videos, workbooks, and handbooks on the constitution, practical law and mock trials are available for any grade level.
In addition, a small selection of videos are available with practical tips in such areas as buying a house, small claims, doing your own divorce, evictions, etc.
Educators and members of the general public may request materials be loaned. In some cases, there may be a modest loan/rental fee. Inquiries should be directed to Carolyn Gravit, Director of Public Legal Education at (303) 824-5323.
Self Help Centers
These self-help centers listed below often have packages of forms and instructions for sale. Identification of resources is for information and assistance only and is not intended to be an endorsement or a recommendation.
Self Help Resources from Bradford Publishing
Contact The Bradford Publishing Co. for these and other guidebooks.
Useful Legal Internet Links
Government Services and Information
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