A Message from CLS

CLS celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day and calls for the discontinuation  of Columbus Day as a federal holiday. CLS also acknowledges tribes that were the original inhabitants of the land on which CLS’  thirteen offices are located, including the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Navajo, Shoshone, and Ute (now Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute).

About Us

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) remains committed to assisting applicants and clients during COVID19. Please apply by phone (click here for offices/phone #s) or online (click here). CLS offices are not currently open for walk-in applicants or clients.

Go to our webpage (click here) for information and resources available during this time.

Also please read this information sheet, in MSWord (English, click here, Espanol, click here) or PDF (English, click here, Spanish, click here). 

Thank you, wear a mask (for you, for me), continue to social distance, and stay safe.

Colorado Legal Services (CLS), a non-profit, has helped low-income individuals including seniors in Colorado for over 90 years. Click here and on each button to learn more.

Live Events and Community Projects

How does CLS work?

CLS is a non-profit providing, if eligible, free legal advice, clinics and representation to low-income Coloradans and seniors. CLS has an intake process that all applicants must complete. We aren't a hotline you can call for quick guidance without first being screened. Please understand that, unlike criminal cases, there's no right to an attorney in civil cases. We do our best to provide legal help to as many eligible applicants as we can with the resources available to us.

Need Help Paying Your Heating Bill this Winter?

The Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible Colorado families, seniors, and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. If your income is up to 60% of the state median income level, you may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP. Learn more and find out how to apply here.

Emergency Broadband (Internet) - Help Available!

Click here for information.

Housing Help

  • Getting Evicted in Colorado Springs? Free Housing Law Clinic - click here for information. If eligible, you can meet with a CLS attorney at the court, or apply online here to see if you qualify for help.

Help with Essential Services

  • Cell Services - for information about free and low cost cell phones and plans, English - click here, Spanish - here.
  • Food Pantries Available during COVID - please see the schedule for the Denver mobile food pantry, English -  click here, Spanish - here
  • Veterans Resources - for resources available to Veterans during COVID - English, click here, Spanish - here.

Workshops for Advocates and Legal Help Seekers from the Colorado Poverty Law Project

Click here for information.

Have a family law issue in Arapahoe County?

Apply for help from the Arapahoe County Bar Association by completing the form here. Someone will be in touch with you to see whether you qualify for assistance and to determine whether there is an individual available to help.

Colorado Resource Network 
Legal and Community Help for Colorado's Seniors located in the Pikes Peak and Alamosa regions. (A Colorado Access to Justice and J4All Project.)

Colorado ID Project
For citizens seeking ID and other documents.

Colorado Farmworkers Project
Providing advocacy, and legal representation to farmworkers.

Survivor Services Unit Project
Helping immigrants who have been victims of certain kinds of crime and/or serious labor violations.

Northwest Project
Provides advice, limited and full representation.

Pueblo County Pro Bono Project
Provides advice, limited representation and full representation.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Represents low-income taxpayers in tax disputes.

Helpful Info

Legal Resource Days

Thursday, October 29, for details and to register, click here. Provided by the Justice Center in CO Springs.

Multiple dates and times in several counties, provided by Colorado Judicial Branch, click here for additional information including dates and locations (virtual and in person).

Rental Assistance and Evictions

Internet Safety

Workshop/Video - CLS

Medicaid

Update Your Address! Have You Applied? Eligibility During Public Health Emergency.

Legal Information - civil legal issues only.

Apply Online

Legal Clinics

Help from Colorado's Courts, and find CO court forms and instructions here.

Donate Here

Contact Us

CLS contact information is here.

Support for Volunteers

Information can be found here.

News

Be Aware of Census Scams (click here)

CLS Annual Report 2017 here.