The following legal clinics are accepting new volunteers. If you’re interested, please sign up online (as described below). If you have questions, feel free to send us an email.
Volunteers at legal clinics are often asked to provide legal advice in addition to information and referrals. Colorado Supreme Court Rule 6.5 permits attorneys to provide legal advice during a clinic under certain circumstances. For more information, click Volunteer Information Flyer.
To view a video and materials from a Family Law CLE for Legal Night Volunteers with Peggy Walker and John Tatlock of The Harris Law Firm P.C., click here.
Denver Legal Night
This Task Force co-sponsors (with the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Denver Access to Justice Committee), two monthly legal clinics to provide legal information and referrals for individuals and families who can’t afford legal services. Legal Nights are held on the first Wednesday (at Centro San Juan Diego) and the third Tuesday (at Mi Casa Resource Center for Women) of every month from 5:15 to 7:30 P.M. Lawyers and Spanish-speaking interpreter volunteers are needed (no substantive expertise is required). During 2015, volunteers served over 2,300 clients. For additional information on how to volunteer, click here. Stephanie Kanan (Lindquist & Vennum LLP) and Ellie Lockwood (Reilly Pozner LLP) chair this Task Force. Top.
Greeley Legal Night
This Task Force was formed in 2009 to collaborate with local service provider organizations in Weld County to examine allegations of mortgage and consumer fraud. In 2010, the task force created a Greeley Legal Night, modeled after the successful Denver program. Volunteers are needed to provide basic legal information and referrals to individuals and families living in Weld County. Issues addressed at Greeley Legal Night include consumer problems, immigration, employment, housing and family law. In 2014, 39 volunteers served more than 200 people. Greeley Legal Night is held every other month at Our Lady of Peace Church in Greeley, from 5:45 – 8:30 P.M. For additional information on how to volunteer, click here. Michelle Berge (Denver Public Schools) chairs this task force. Top.
Project Homeless Connect
Since December 2005, the Colorado Lawyers Committee has coordinated the legal component for Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event sponsored by the City of Denver that connects homeless individuals to services including: public benefits, medical care, housing and employment opportunities and legal assistance. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students provide legal information and referrals to homeless participants. Many volunteers also assist with the “Homeless Court” which is held as part of the event and allows individuals to resolve outstanding warrants for violations of Denver’s City Ordinance. The Colorado Lawyers Committee co-sponsors this effort with the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Attorneys, paralegals and law students are invited to participate. In 2014, 97 volunteers assisted with a record 331 cases in Homeless Court and 143 individuals were assisted with 175 issues in the Legal Resource Area. This year the event will be held on November 17. To volunteer, click here.The co-chairs of this Task Force are Peter Schwartz (Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP) and Tim Macdonald (Arnold & Porter LLP). Top