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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.
News and Services
Response to the Recent Racist Attacks in Buffalo, New York and Laguna Woods, California
Once again we are called upon to express our outrage at racist and terribly violent assaults on innocent Black and Asian persons living in this country. Now we must express our condolences to the persons affected by the tragic attacks in Buffalo, New York and Laguna Woods, California. These assaults on Black and Asian people join a long history of oppression and violence suffered by Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and others targeted by those filled with hatred and bigotry who have, far too often, been the most shrill among us. We speak up, and encourage others to speak up, to drown out these racist voices, to end these horrific acts of violence, to insist that respect, inclusion and fair treatment become the language of our country, and to ensure that our voices, joined together, are matched by our actions in working to make our nation and our world a better, safer and a more just place in which to live.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
CLS thanks the Asian and Pacific Islander community for your accomplishments and significant contributions to Colorado and the nation this month and throughout the years. We recognize and empathize with the struggles and injustices you've suffered and endured in the past and today. CLS supports you and all in pursuit of respect, dignity, fairness, equality and inclusion and will continue to labor with you to ensure access to justice for all throughout Colorado, the nation and the world.
Coloradans Share Legal Needs
Colorado's Access to Justice Commission (CO A2J) is listening! In 2021, they heard directly from over 500 Coloradans about unmet legal needs in their communities, and created a report to summarize findings and recommendations. Learn about them here! Commission members and other volunteers have begun and will continue to work on further meeting the legal needs of all Coloradans.
CBA Is Offering Help with Appeals
The Colorado Bar Association (CBA) may be able to help you get free help from a lawyer for your appeal.
- Learn how to apply for help here.
- You're an attorney and want to sign up to help? Click here.
- For more information, go to this site.
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.
Emergency Broadband (Internet) - Help Available w/ Costs and to Purchase Devices if you Qualify!
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.
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.
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.
Denver Office Hours
The Denver office is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please first call 303-837-1313 as appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are available.
Rental Assistance and Evictions
- For information about how to apply for rental assistance, click here (English) - Spanish, here. To get to the rental assistance application, click here.
- For a list of help with rental assistance (statewide), click here.
Virtual Senior Law Series
Mark your calendars for the virtual senior law series, every Friday in April and May. Here is information on how to register and the schedule.
Legal Information - civil legal issues only.
CLS contact information is here.
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Be Aware of Census Scams (click here)
CLS Annual Report 2017 here.