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2:00 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The Denver and El Paso County Bar Associations will offer three events where people affected by wildfires can ask attorneys legal questions at no cost.

"We are saddened to see our community again face a devastating wildfire, but we hope to offer clarity and guidance for those who have been impacted by the Black Forest Fire," said EPCBA Executive Director Claire Anderson.

Events include:

Ask-A-Lawyer
- The El Paso County Bar Association will host Ask-A-Lawyer for victims of the Black Forest Fire from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Disaster Assistance Center at the Citizens Service Center, located at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. No appointment is required.

Lawline 9
-The Denver Bar Association will dedicate its Lawline 9, a call-in program at 9News, to answering legal questions related to the wildfires. The Lawline 9 will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. Callers can reach attorneys at 303-698-0999.

Call-A-Lawyer
-The EPCBA will also host a call-in program from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Callers can reach attorneys at 719-471-0380, and they will answer general legal questions and those related to the wildfire.

"I'm proud to see Colorado Bar Association members from across the state stepping up to lend a hand to their fellow Coloradans and hope we can offer some assistance during this tragic event," said Colorado Bar Association President Mark A. Fogg.

About the Colorado Bar Association

The Colorado Bar Association is a voluntary bar association with more than 18,000 members - almost three-quarters of all attorneys in the state - founded in 1897. The bar provides opportunities for continuing education, volunteering and networking for those in the legal profession while upholding the standards of the bar. The bar likewise works to secure the efficient administration of justice, encourage the adoption of proper legislation and perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members. For more information, visit cobar.org.

About the Denver Bar Association

The Denver Bar Association was founded in 1891 with the commitment to promote justice, support and assist member attorneys in delivering legal service and uphold the honor and dignity of the bar. The association likewise works to foster respect for the legal profession, encourage ongoing legal education and offers resources for the media and the public on legal issues. For more information, visit denbar.org.

About the El Paso County Bar Association

The El Paso County Bar Association in a nonprofit corporation that has been serving the local legal community since its founding in March 1902. Its mission is to provide legal information and services to its members and to promote respect for the law and the legal profession by the public. For more information, visit elpasocountybar.org.

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