The three federally funded legal services programs in Colorado provide legal services to indigent people in all Colorado counties. Federal regulations require that the programs allocate their scarce resources by setting priorities for the types of cases each program handles. The governing boards of each of the programs review these priorities annually through a priority-setting process. Historically, each program has established its priorities in somewhat different ways.
This year the programs are conducting a uniform statewide legal needs assessment. Questionnaires have been developed for completion by clients, judges, community and human services organizations, and bar associations. The survey instruments or questionnaires were designed to allow us to assess the legal needs of poor people throughout the state so that each program can determine how best to provide services in its service area and to delineate both common and distinct legal needs. These surveys will be distributed in November.
On behalf of Colorado Rural Legal Services, the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, Pikes Peak/Arkansas River Legal Aid, and the poor people each program serves, we all thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. We sincerely appreciate your help.
After you complete the following survey, please mail, fax, or e-mail your responses to one of the following three legal services programs:
You can fill out the survey while online and print and mail it, fax it, or simply click on the "submit" button to e-mail it.
Your participation and response are very important to the programs. Please review and rate the legal subject areas listed below. Use your own judgment, experience, and knowledge. Rate each general problem as: