For the Public
Information on what to do if you are unable to come to an agreement with your Colorado attorney or have a complaint about a Colorado attorney or judge or magistrate.
• Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Call 303-457-5801 or 1-877-888-1370 to have your complaints against a Colorado lawyer considered and investigated.
• Colorado and Denver Bar Associations Legal Fee Arbitration Committees
Committees that handle disagreements between Colorado lawyers and their clients regarding lawyer fees. Call 303-824-3000.
To file complaints alleging misconduct by a Judge (other than a magistrate or municipal court judge) please contact the Commission on Judicial Discipline at 303-457-5131. Complaints alleging misconduct by a magistrate or municipal court judge are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.
Denver Bar Association Legal Resource Directory (pdf format)
This directory is published by the Denver Bar Association. Its intended users are residents of the Denver area but it should also be useful for other Colorado residents.
Traduccion de Legal Resource Directory
A Guide to Colorado Legal Resources for Native Americans
This guide is put together by the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Law.
Colorado Legal Aid Directory
Legal Aid organizations and pro bono programs in Colorado
CBA's Appellate Pro Bono Program
The Colorado Bar Association’s (CBA) Appellate Pro Bono Program may help you obtain a lawyer to assist with your appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. If you cannot afford a lawyer you may qualify for this program.
The program applies only to civil cases. In the Court of Appeals, it does not apply to unemployment, prison discipline, or criminal cases. In the Colorado Supreme Court, a civil matter for the purposes of this program does not include criminal cases or cases involving post criminal conviction relief, prison discipline, habeas corpus appeals, ballot title appeals or election appeals.
Download the application from the link above or call (303)860-1115.
KUSA-TV Law Line 9 - (303) 698-0999 The Denver Bar Association has partnered with 9News to provide a weekly ask-a-lawyer program every Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 p.m.that is designed to provide legal information based on brief descriptions of legal issues and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. Attorney volunteers do not give out personal contact information and are asked not to use their full name. Volunteer attorneys simply offer free legal information to callers. A list of scheduled topics is available at www.denbar.org or www.9news.com (under news tab, 9 line schedule)
Denver Bar Association Legal Clinics The Denver Bar Association offers pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant clinics on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Small Claims and Collections. These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms. They do not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) Denver Metro Area residents: If your income is at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines and you need help with your civil legal issue (not criminal), you may qualify for pro bono (free) or low-fee legal services. Call (303) 837-1313 to apply. Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ volunteer attorneys assist with civil legal cases for little or no fee. Processing for Metro Volunteer Lawyers applications is done by Colorado Legal Services. Literally thousands of people call each year for legal help putting extraordinary pressure on available volunteer attorneys. Since demand far exceeds supply, MVL may not be able to meet your immediate needs.
Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that has assisted persons with low income and seniors in the State of Colorado for over 85 years. The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.To apply for legal assistance, call (303) 837-1313.
Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Services You may be able to find a lawyer who will represent you on a reduced fee or payments over time basis by calling lawyers who you learn about from friends, the yellow pages, or who are listed on the Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service website: http://www.mlrsonline.org/.
Each judicial district has a self help center staffed by a self-represented litigant coordinator (SRLC). CJD 13-01 gives guidance on what SRLCs can and cannot do. For a complete list of Self Help Centers and SRLCs throughout Colorado, visit the Colorado Courts website.
Services and hours vary by location.
Please contact each location for more information.
Adams Combined Courts Self-Help Center
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
All emails answered within 24 hours
(no phone number)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm
Denver District Court / Denver Probate Court
1437 Bannock Street, Room 368
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone (domestic matters): 720-865-8440
Telephone (probate matters): 720-865-8746
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm
Jefferson County Combined Courts Self-Help Center
100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
Golden, CO 80401
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm
Arapahoe District Court Self-Help Center
7325 S. Potomac St.
Room 106B, Courthouse II
Centennial, CO 80112
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
Douglas County Self-Help Center
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2546
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30 –3:00pm (staff)
Fri, 8:30am – 12pm (Domestic Only, staffed by volunteer attorneys)
Colorado Legal Services Legal Aid Directory
View the directory of pro bono programs around the state.
Colorado Judicial Branch Self Help Center
17th JD Self Help Center (Adams and Broomfield Counties)
Colorado Legal Services
National Indian Child Welfare Association
The Legal Center- "Helping individuals with disabilities live and work in the community"
Colorado Attorney General's Consumer Resource Guide provides information about consumer rights & resources
Federal Trade Commission(Fair Debt Collection Practices, etc.)
Colorado Legal Services
For low-income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and Colorado legal advocates
As a public service to Colorado taxpayers, the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association has prepared a series of brochures intended to help individual taxpayers better understand how the IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department determine and collect taxes.
How to Deal With (and Survive) I.R.S. Income Tax Audits. This brochure will help you understand how the federal and state tax agencies carry out their revenue collection missions. Also included are useful tips and general advice on how to best prepare for and deal with that process.
Dealing With the IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department. This brochure will help you understand how the federal and state tax agencies carry out their personal income tax audit missions. In question and answer format, this brochure also provides useful tips and general advice on how to prepare for and deal with audits.