Civil Law - join this practice area if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty advising low income and disadvantaged clients.
Help for Veterans, Service Members and their Families Online
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado's Veterans - the Colorado Bar Association and the CBA Young Lawyers Division, in cooperation with a number of local bar associations, offers free legal clinics for veterans across Colorado.
www.ColoradoLegalServices.org - staffed by volunteer attorneys who are available to provide information and referral to Colorado veterans, service members and immediate family members, LiveChat is available each Wed. from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at the website.
www.statesidelegal.org - one unique aspect of this site (created by Pine Tree Legal Services in Maine but w/ national relevance) is Jim's mailbag. Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board. This column appears with his permission. Jim's opinions are his own.
www.militaryprobono.org - the American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project connects active-duty military personnel and their families to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office. The Project accepts case referrals for limited civil-law matters on behalf of income-eligible service members from military legal assistance offices worldwide, then places cases with pro bono attorneys where ever the legal representation is needed in the US. Click here for more information.
Questions from Pro Bono Attorneys
Q: Where can I refer individuals who I, as a volunteer attorney, am not able to help?
A: Colorado Legal Services keeps a list of legal clinics offered statewide on its website - click here for more information. Law Line 9 is also available every Wednesday from 4-5:30 at 303.608.0999. Click here for the Law Line 9 schedule of topics.
Legal Resources Online for Self Represented Litigants
Search an inventory of resources available here for Colorado's self represented litigants.
This tool will help you learn what resources are currently available, who created the resource and will also show you what resources are currently being developed.
"A Picture of Poverty" Report
This publication by the Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations seeks to enhance advocates understanding of poverty and what work needs to be done to address the challenges that face this important population.