Boulder County Fires / Help Available
Go to this page on our site for a full list of help and resources available.
A Disaster Assistance Center is open for those impacted by the fires. Consultations for property loss and recovery and filing claims, financial and food assistance and more will be available. Click here for more information in English y Espanol.
This site has information about where to find food banks, available housing resources (for humans and animals) including Denver apartment finders, mental health services, where to get help to replace lost documents, how to get prescriptions filled and much more.
Here is some information about how to navigate rental issues following wind and fire damage.
Here is a summary of legal needs that might be identified following a natural disaster and a timeline of when they might occur.
Find additional helpful resources here.
Colorado Legal Services expresses our deepest sympathies to those affected by the recent Boulder County Fires.
Do you need to go to court for a civil legal issue?
CLS, in partnership with the Colorado Judicial Branch, the NuLawLab and HELM Studios has created an online tool where you can get familiar with what spaces are in a courthouse, with courthouse staff and protocols and more. Go here to check it out.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Looking for work?
Legal Information - civil legal issues only.
CLS contact information is here.
Information can be found here.
Be Aware of Census Scams (click here)
CLS Annual Report 2017 here.