A Message from CLS
Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is relieved and encouraged by the guilty verdicts rendered against Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. However, the guilty verdicts are only a necessary step on the continuing road toward justice and meaningful reform. The untold numbers of Black lives lost to racist violence, often at the hands of law enforcement, is appalling. It must stop. Black Lives Matter. CLS also stands in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in opposing racist violence. CLS grieves for the recent horrific loss of lives due to anti-Asian violence in Atlanta and elsewhere and acknowledges the pervasive sense of fear and outrage among Asian American communities. CLS abhors the recent gun violence in our own City of Boulder and sympathizes with and is heartsick for the families of the victims. CLS will continue to work with its partner agencies and client communities to implement anti-racist and anti-violence policies and engage in conscious behaviors that lift up members of marginalized populations and that create race, gender, income, and health equities for all Coloradans.
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.
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?
Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit agency that provides free legal advice, clinics and representation to eligible low-income Coloradans and seniors. Please note: we have an intake process that all applicants must complete (we are not a hotline that people can call for quick guidance without a screening). Also, please understand that, unlike criminal cases, there is no right to an attorney in civil cases for low-income Coloradans. With the resources we have, we do our best every day to provide legal assistance to as many eligible applicants as we can.
Emergency Broadband (Internet) - Help Available!
Click here for more information.
Getting Evicted in Colorado Springs? Free Housing Law Clinic - click here for more information. If eligible, you can meet with a CLS attorney at the court, or apply online at applyonlinecl.org to see if you qualify for assistance.
Renter's Rights - online clinic for El Paso county residents - click here for more information and upcoming clinic dates.
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 more information.
Have a family law issue in Arapahoe County?
You can 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.
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.
Rental Assistance and Evictions
For a list of help with rental assistance (statewide), click here.
Civil legal issues only.
CO court forms and instructions here.
CLS contact information is here.
Information can be found here.
Be Aware of Census Scams (click here)
CLS Annual Report 2017 here.