Resources Available During COVID19 - Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) remains committed to assisting applicants and clients. In order to protect the public and staff, please apply by phone (click here for offices/phone #s) or online (click here). CLS offices are currently not open for walk-in applicants or clients.

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.

COVID-related Resources

  • To learn about ways low-income individuals in Colorado can gain access to technologies including computers and internet during COVID19, click here
  • For guidance about mask-wearing in Colorado, click here.

Courts and Court Processes

  • Have to go to a Colorado County court? Get familiar with court staff, protocols and more here.
  • Interested in mediation? Click here. To request reduced fees if you use a mediator, click here.
  • For important announcements about courts during the COVID19 pandemic, click here.

Employment/Unemployment

  • Job Search Navigation Services, English, Spanish
  • Appeal of Denial of Unemployment Benefits - click here
  • How to learn what type of claim to file (watch videos), open (file online), reopen and manage your claim online - click here (en English y Espanol), CO Depart. of Labor
  • Workers' Rights Clinic (click here) - presented by Attorney David Albrechta in collaboration with CLS - Durango Office

Family and Children

To watch videos about help available for domestic violence survivors during COVID-19, click on the following: Safety Planning Video, Protection Orders Video, and Child Custody Video(A collaboration between SPAN, Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain and Boulder office of Colorado Legal Services.)

  • Have a court order about parenting time and not sure what to do during COVID19? Click here for information.
  • To access child support services, click here.

Disabilities

  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition COVID-19 Resources For People With and Without Disabilities - click here
  • How to Appy for Disability Assistance - click here
  • Reasonable Accomodations and Modifications in Housing - watch video here, presented by Disability Law CO and The Justice Center, Pikes Peak Region

Housing

Rental Assistance

  • For a video tutorial on how to apply for rental assistance, click English, or Spanish.
  • Map of Statewide Rental Assistance in Colorado - click here, and list of resources/help available for those seeking rental assistance statewide, click here.
  • Online Application for Department of Human Services Help - click here
  • Statewide Rental Assistance Resource Packet, English, Spanish

Landlord/Tenant

  • Best Practices for Landlord Tenant Communication - for video, click here, presented by The Justice Center, Pikes Peak Region, CO

Eviction

  • Learn about a potential alternative to eviction - click here

Resources

ID Project

  • CLS ID Project Website w/ Additional Information - click here
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - click here
  • Colorado DMV Closures and Delays - click here

Public Benefits, Health and Senior Issues

Food Help

Health-Related

Estate Planning

Taxes

  • Child Tax Credit resources can be found here
  • Information about Stimulus Checks and Taxes - click here
  • IRS People First Initiative - providing relief to help people facing uncertainty over taxes - click here
  • Ways you can Still File Your Taxes during Self-Isolation - click here

Thank you, and please stay safe.