Federal Limited Appearance Program

The Federal Limited Appearance Program (FLAP) is a volunteer driven program developed by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (“CBA YLD”). Volunteer attorneys must be licensed to practice in federal court to participate in the FLAP program.

The FLAP program is designed to bridge the gap between the limited scope, out-of-court services provided by the Federal Pro Se Clinic and the full-scope pro bono representation facilitated by the Civil Pro Bono Panel. Specifically, FLAP aims to address the difficulty pro se parties in civil litigation oftentimes face in dealing with procedural and other non-dispositive issues in “real time” during a court appearance by providing those litigants with limited representation by a volunteer attorney before, during, and/or immediately after scheduled appearances in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, such as Scheduling and Status Conferences, Discovery Conferences, and other Non-Dispositive Hearings.


If you are interested in volunteering with FLAP, please visit the ‘Volunteer Resources’ section to submit an application. If you are seeking assistance on your own federal court case, please apply through the ‘Assistance Application’ section.