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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. For more information, call (303) 777-5482 or email info@aclu-co.org.

Appellate Pro Bono Program

The Appellate Pro Bono Program of the Colorado Bar Association provides pro bono attorney to represent indigent poor litigants in civil cases pending before the Colorado Court of Appeals to Colorado Supreme Court. For more information call (303) 860-1115.

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. For more information call (303) 365-2959.

Colorado Civics

Colorado Civics provides programs to schools on Constitution Day, Law Day, and other civics-related topics. Click the link above for more information.

Colorado Flood Legal Relief

This program was implemented to assist victims of the 2013 floods with related legal issues. Please click the link above for more information.

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. To volunteer visit coloradolawyerscommittee.org or email info@coloradolawyerscommittee.org.

Colorado Lawyers for the Arts

CoLA’s mission is to help artists and arts organizations succeed on their own creative abilities so that success or failure does not hinge on legal pitfalls. For more information email info@coloradolawyersforthearts.org or visit coloradolawyersforthearts.org.

Colorado Legal Services

CLS provides legal advice and representation to low-income eligible persons and seniors in civil matters throughout the state. Visit ColoradoLegalServices.org or call one of the satellite offices.

• 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 bonolegal 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.

High School Mock Trial Program

The Colorado High School Mock Trial Program is sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association. More than 100 high school teams participate in Colorado's mock trial program. Approximately 1500 students perform as attorneys and/or witnesses in a court case. Hundreds of attorneys, judges, teachers, and other community leaders volunteer their time to instruct students about the judicial system and the trial process through this educational program.

Volunteer opportunities include attorney coaches, scoring panelists, and courtroom monitors.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

The Legal Center’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. Call (303) 722-0300 or visit thelegalcenter.org.

Local Access to Justice Committees

Judicial Districts have formed Local Access to Justice Committees to provide targeted legal assistance to its residents. To view pro bono opportunities coordinated by these local committees, see coloradojustice.org, then click on Local ATJ Committees.

Our Courts Colorado

Our Courts Colorado provides presentations to the public on Colorado's court system. For more information, click the link above.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center provides legal advocates to children, primarily those in foster care. RMCLC also provides education programs for judges, attorneys, law students, and foster parents. RMCLC is involved in appellate work and policy reform related to the welfare of children.For more information please visit rockymountainchildrenslawcenter.org.

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. For more information please call (303) 433-2812 or visit rmian.org.

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. For more information, call (303) 295-2001 or email raina@rmvictimlaw.org.

FEDERAL/INTERSATE PROGRAMS

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. The FFA oversees the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program and the Civil Pro Bono Panel Reimbursement Fund. For more information, email pmurphyffa@aol.com.

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. For more information, click here  or contact Judge Mimi Tsankov.

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. For more information, call (202) 293-4103 or email acc.chair@acc.com.

Federal Circuit Bar Association

The Federal Circuit Bar Association operates the Patent and Trademark Office Pro Bono Program, which assists financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. For more information, call (202) 466-3923.

 

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. Click here for the schedule of topics. 
500 Speer Blvd.
Wednesdays
4–5:15 p.m. and 5:15–6:30 p.m.

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. For more information visit cobar.org/COLawyers4COVeterans.
Matthews Center
3030 Downing St.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Noon–2 p.m.

Court Mediation Services

Provides mediation services in Denver Courts.
(303) 824-5377

Denver Bar Association Clinics

The Denver Bar Association organizes and hosts several legal information clinics every month on various topics. Information is available on the DBA website under "For the Public." Click the link above for details on each clinic.

For more information, call (303) 860-1115, or contact cgravit@cobar.org or mbush@cobar.org

Denver Bar Association Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to hosting several public clinics in Denver, the DBA has educational and community based opportunities.  These opportunities include court tours, volunteering in classrooms, the annual Veterans' Stand Down event, career days, and Law Day and Constitution Day activities. For more information, contact cgravit@cobar.org or mbush@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. For more information, call (303) 839-5510 or email info@dviforwomen.org.

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. For more information call (303) 292-4115 or visit www.centrohumanitario.org.

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, which is held the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7p.m. for about 2.5 hours. 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. Call (303) 420-0412 or visit thefamilytree.org.

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. For more information call (303) 271-5060.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers

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. For more information call (303) 866-9378 or visit metrovolunteerlawyers.org.

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. For more information call (303) 863-¬7416, or email clientservices@projectsafeguard.org, or visit psafeguard.qwestoffice.net.

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. For more information, call (303) 458-5851 or email info@serviciosdelaraza.org.

University of Denver Student Law Office

The DU Student Law Office offers legal help through multiple student-staffed clinics. For more information, call (303) 871-6140 or email lsaraceno@law.du.edu.

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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 bonoattorneys, legal information rights, do-it-yourself divorce class, landlord-tenant, elder law, and emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence. ALS serves Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle counties. Call (970) 945-8858, (970) 920-2828, or visit www.alpinelegalservices.org.

Alternative Horizons

Alternative Horizons needs attorneys in the Durango area to provide legal representation to people experiencing domestic violence in divorce, child custody, and post decree cases. We offer a 24-hour hotline to support domestic violence survivors, protection orders, pro se divorce clinics, court advocacy for victims involved in criminal cases, support groups in English and Spanish. Visit alternativehorizons.org or call (970) 247-4374.

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. For more information, call (970) 285-7630 or email mariaking@agnc.org.

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. For more information, call (303) 441-3570 or email bcaaa@bouldercounty.org.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is in need of volunteer attorneys to represent indigent clients on immigration matters in Eagle, Vail, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. For more information, call (970) 384-2060.

Delta County Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic

The Delta County Bar Association Pro Bono clinic assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. For more information or to volunteer, call (970) 874-9777.

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. For more information, call (800) 825-0208 or email aging@prairiedevelopment.com.

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. For more information, call (970) 498-7750.

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. For more information call (970) 402-2075 or click here.

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. For more information call (303) 774-4534 or visit longmontdomesticviolence.org.

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. For more information, call (719) 383-3166.

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. For more information, call (970) 867-9409.

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. For more information, call (719) 471-2096 or email gdutra@ppacg.org.

Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project

The pro bono project is a nonprofit organization that assists indigent applicants with civil legal needs through referral to volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys provide access to justice by advising or representing qualified residents in civil cases, and assisting with clinics and workshops. Call (719) 471-0380, ext 121.

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. For more information, call (719) 583-6323 or email espinosam@co.pueblo.co.us.

Pueblo County Bar Pro Bono Project

Volunteer attorneys participate in Lawyer Night, Ask-A-Lawyer, Clinics, and Radio-TV presentations on legal issues. Actual cases are referred to Colorado Legal Services. For more information call (719) 545-6708, ext. 303.

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. For more information, call (970) 264-0501 or email christinaknoell@sjaaa.org.

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. For more information, call (719) 589-4511.

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. Call (970) 385-7378 or visit swbarvolunteerlegalaid.com.

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. UVLA also conducts a free legal advice night the second Thursday of each month at the Montrose County Justice Center. Call (970) 249-7202.

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. Fees may apply. For more information, call (303) 492-8126.

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. For more information, call (970) 346-6950 or (970) 346-6952, or email dpierson@weldgov.com.

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. 915 10th St., Greeley. For more information, call (970) 310-8367.