Military and Veterans' Affairs
Welcome to the CBA’s newest section—Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
The Section will serve the pro bono and related needs of returning veterans and active duty military in our community. While many members may practice law involving military and veteran issues, many—if not most—will not. All will share an interest in participating in community and bar association outreach to military veterans. The Section will officially handle the successful Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans clinics and pro bono case management.
The Colorado Bar Association offers free legal clinics for veterans across Colorado. Veterans get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law. Volunteer attorneys in all practice areas are needed. Additionally, volunteers receive e-mails about veteran specific pro bono opportunities. Many of the veterans just need a phone call. Lawyers can to take on a case either pro bono or, depending on the status of the client, on a “modest means” basis. It will be up to the lawyer and client to work out a fee arrangement; CLCV will not advise either party how the representation will be handled.
In just three years, CLCV has built a program that has recruited 280 volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to Colorado veterans. The program has assigned 160 pro bono veteran cases to volunteer attorneys. These cases have come from direct calls to the CBA offices and other non-profit and government agencies such as Rocky Mountain Human Resources and Colorado Legal Services.
More information about CLCV Clinics click here.