Helping low-income Coloradans find solutions to civil legal problems
Clinics Available in Denver
Arapahoe Combined Court
Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Matters Date: Every Friday, first come, first served: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: 7325 South Potomac St, Courthouse 2 Building, Centennial, CO 80112 View map Description: No appointments, first come, first served. An opportunity for low income individuals to consult with an attorney regarding legal issues. No criminal issues.
Legal Night at Mi Casa Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month, May 21 Location: 360 Acoma
Denver, CO View map Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact: 303.573.1302 Description: Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of Immigration, Credit, Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Employment and Family Law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish-speaking attorneys are available.
Protection (Restraining) Order Clinics
Call Project Safeguard for assistance - 303.863.7233
Adams County - 1100 Judicial Ctr. Drive, Room 151, Brighton, CO Mon. - Fri. 9 am and 1 pm (except Thurs.)View map
Arapahoe County - 7325 South Potomac St. Courthouse I Building, Centennial M, T, W, F - 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., TH 8:30 a.m. - noon only View map
Arapahoe County (Littleton office) - 1790 W Littleton Blvd., Littleton View map
Broomfield County - 17 Des Combes Dr., Broomfield
Mon.-Thurs. 1 - 2 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. View map
Call 303.637.7761. Sponsored by Project Safeguard.
Jefferson County - Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Room 1070 Family Tree, Inc. Temporary Protection Order Clinic
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. View Map
Family Law Matters Clinic Date: First and third Wednesday of each month in English, May 1 and 15, Second Wednesday of each month in Spanish, May 8Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Location: Wheat Ridge, CO View map Contact: IMPORTANT! In order to attend this clinic, you must reserve a seat. Call a legal advocate at Family Tree's Legal Advocacy program to reserve a seat at 303-271-6559. Description: The Family Tree Legal Advocacy Program offers a free legal clinic for victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault where you can get legal information and guidance from an attorney regarding most family law questions, including questions regarding divorce proceedings, Allocation of Parental Responsibility (custody), child support, parenting plans, etc. Click here for more information.
Denver Bar Association Clinics
These clinics provide overviews of the legal processes and legal forms and are designed for those who want to represent themselves. They are overview only. The volunteer attorneys cannot do the following:
- Answer specific or detailed questions concerning unique individual circumstances,
- Assist in completing specific individual forms,
- Provide specific legal advice for individuals,
- Provide individual representation. (Reservations are not required). The clinics listed below are presented in partnership with the District Court Self-Help Centers.
Bankruptcy Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month, May 14 Location: U.S. Custom House
721 19th Street, Room 154 View map Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Contact: 303.860.1115 Description: This clinic is designed for the pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant. They will assist attendees in understanding the bankruptcy process and forms. Topics reviewed include how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the effect on credit ratings and which forms are required for filing. Issues of creditor harassment, what a collection agent cannot say to you and how to fight back if you are harassed will also be addressed. The clinics will not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.
Small Claims Clinics Information on Filing a Small Claims Case
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month, May 21 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Denver City & County Bldg.
1437 Bannock St. Courtroom 117 View map Description: This FREE informational clinic teaches people how to file their own small claims cases in court, and how to collect on the judgments. Tips include gathering information, forms (where to get them and how to complete them, filing (how and where), defending your position (what to do and not do) and court procedure. Collections clinics provide tips on how to collect your judgment. General questions are welcome but the clinics will not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.
Collections Clinic Date: 3rd Thursday of each month, May 16 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Denver City & County Bldg.
1437 Bannock St Courtroom 117 View map Description: This FREE informational clinic teaches tips on how to collect a small claims judgment. General questions are welcome but the clinics will not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.
Doing Your Own Divorce Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month, May 15 Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Location: Denver City and County Building
1437 Bannock St. Courtroom 311 View map Contact: 303.860.1115 Description: This FREE informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website (www.courts.state.co.us). This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider. These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms.
Family Law Legal Clinic Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month, May 21 Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Location: Office of Economic Development
1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1018,
Denver, CO View map Contact: Denver: 303.860.1115 Description: This free informational clinic provides an overview of the divorce process (with and without children) and related forms. Volunteer attorneys provide information on filing for a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, and will cover divorce procedures and forms, child custody, child support, maintenance and property division. Participants should bring forms to the clinics (available from the court website - www.courts.state.co.us) This clinic is informational only and questions are welcomed, but answers are generally confined to options, which the individual should consider. These clinics do not provide legal advice or representation nor do they directly assist in completing court forms.
Free Legal Clinic for Veterans
The Colorado Bar Association and the CBA Young Lawyers Division, in cooperation with a number of local bar associations, will be offering free legal clinics for veterans across Colorado.
MEET WITH AN ATTORNEY FREE OF CHARGE and get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law. The clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms.
Click here for a flyer
3030 Downing St., Denver
Free parking at the Matthews Center or take RTD Route 12 Downing and 30th Station D Line
2nd Tuesday of Each Month
Jewish Family Services of Colorado Location: 3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, Colorado 80231 View map Contact: Yana Vishnitsky, Executive Director Phone: 303.597.5000
Divorce clinic - call the above number for more information. Jewish Family Service of Colorado is a human service and resource agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values and culture to the Jewish community and the community at large in order to enhace their ability to cope in our complex society.
Legal Night at Centro San Juan Diego Date: 1st Wednesday of each month, May 8 Location: 2830 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205 View map Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Contact: 303.295.9470 Description: Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information in the areas of Immigration, Credit, Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Employment and Family Law. Attorneys provide referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters will be available.
Free Legal Clinic Sponsored by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Date: 2nd Thursday of each month, May 9 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Stout Street Clinic
Denver, CO 80205 View map Contact: 303.293.2217 Description: If you are interested in meeting with an attorney, please arrive at 2:00 p.m., sign up and wait for your name to be called. Licensed and experienced Denver-area attorneys will be on-site to provide individual counseling and advice on legal matters.
Please note that the attorneys providing advice are unaffiliated with the Coalition, and the Coalition takes no responsibility for the quality or accuracy of the advice provided by any of the attorneys. Also, by agreeing to meet with you, the attorneys do not necessarily agree to represent you or provide advice to you on any particular matter.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Sponsored by the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program LITC
Location: University of Denver
2255 East Evans Ave. Suite 390
Denver, CO 80208 Contact: (303) 871-6331 Description: The University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Low Income Taxpayer Clinic represents low and moderate taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in audit, appeals, and collection issues, and federal tax litigation. Representation is free or for a nominal charge. The clinic is completely independent of and not associated with the IRS.
University of Denver Student Law Office
University of Denver’s Student Law Office (SLO) has six in house clinics, including: criminal defense, civil litigation, civil rights, community economic development, environmental, and mediation and arbitration.
The SLO provides students an opportunity to learn and practice these skills under the supervision of experienced practicioners on clinic faculty.
Criminal Defense Clinic
Students enrolled in the Criminal Defense Clinic of the Student Law Office (SLO) represent low-income clients charged with misdemeanors and municipal ordinance violations including assault, disturbing the peace, and shoplifting.
The Criminal Defense Clinic accepts cases from Denver and Jefferson Counties. If you have a current misdemeanor criminal charge pending in these areas, a student attorney from the Criminal Defense Clinic may be able to represent you.
Please complete a Criminal Screening Form and submit here.
NOTE: The completion of a Criminal Screening Form does not guarantee representation by the Student Law Office. Your personal information will not be shared or distributed without your explicit permission. Thank you for your interest in the Student Law Office and the Criminal Defense Clinic. We look forward to speaking to you.
For more information about the program, click here.
Community Economic Development Clinic
The Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic offers legal representation to nonprofit corporations, community-based associations and enterprises, and small businesses. Assistance may include drafting corporate formation documents; assisting nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt applications and maintenance of tax-exempt status; drafting and negotiating contracts and transactions related to economic development and redevelopment projects. For more information about the program click here.
NOTE: Potential clients must submit a Request for Legal Services Form. If you represent a for-profit entity (or are interested in forming a for-profit entity), fill out the For-Profit Request for Legal Services Form. If you represent a nonprofit organization (or are interested in forming a nonprofit organization), fill out the Nonprofit Request for Legal Services Form. If you are an artist, fill out the Artist Request for Legal Services Form. (Note for Macs: You may need to use Adobe Reader to fill out the forms as opposed to the Preview application.)
Click here for our brochure.
Civil Litigation Clinic
Law students participating in the Civil Litigation Clinic help low-income clients work through civil controversies in these areas: housing discrimination and eviction defense, domestic violence, civil protection orders, and immigration / labor issues, including wage and hour litigation.
For more information, click here.
Civil Rights Clinic
Students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court under the supervision of clinic faculty who are committed to resolving legal problems effectively and responsibly. Currently, the focus of the CRC is on the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, including issues such as indefinite solitary confinement, freedom of expression, the free exercise of religion, and due process, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be considered. Representative CRC cases may be found here.
For more information, click here.
Environmental Law Clinic
Under the supervision of the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, and an Environmental Law Clinic Fellow, students represent environmental advocacy organizations before courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of environmental matters, including endangered species, public lands, air quality and public health.
The Environmental Law Clinic offers two tracks: The Colorado Urban Project (CUP) and The Federal Wildlife Project (FWP).
Students who select the Colorado Urban Project Track work to address the emerging environmental issues along Colorado’s urban Front Range. These students will utilize both federal and state laws to tackle these urban environmental issues, including the Federal Clean Water Act, Federal Clean Air Act, local land use planning and environmental justice policies. More information on CUP can be found in this recent article published by the Sturm College of Law Alumni Office: Can The Law Protect Our Environmental Future?
Students who select the Federal Wildlife Project track will work on the preservation of endangered species and their habitats throughout Colorado and the western United States. FWP students will utilize a variety of federal environmental statutes to promote the goals of their clients, including the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the National Forest Management Act.
Free Mediation Services for the Community
Under the guidance of experienced faculty, students, working in teams of two, provide free mediation services to litigants in Denver County Small Claims Court. A wide variety of disputes may be mediated, including those involving landlord/tenant issues, neighbor relations, home repairs, car repairs, contracts, issues between roommates, consumer dissatisfaction, employment issues and many others.
The Mediation Clinic accepts cases during the regular Spring and Fall semesters. For information on whether or not we are currently accepting cases, please call 303.871.6140.
For more information, click here.