Free legal help offered for people in need

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The Denver Bar Association recognizes the attorneys and programs they support during Pro Bono Week in Colorado.

The following are various ways people can get assistance:

LAWLINE  9 - Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Attorneys come to 9News to answer legal questions at 303-698-0999.

METRO VOLUNTEER LAWYERS 
- representation in certain types of civil cases. 303-837-0019. 

PRO SE (do-it-yourself) clinics. These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms.
No reservations, walk in only.

The following legal clinics are offered in 2010:

Legal Night at Mi Casa
360 Acoma (one block west of 4th and
Broadway)
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 573-1302
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Legal Nights allow you to meet with an attorney
free of charge and get information in the areas of
Immigration, credit, housing, landlord/tenant,
employment and family law. Attorneys provide
referrals to appropriate agencies. Spanish interpreters
will be available

Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan
Diego
2830 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-9470
1st Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Bankruptcy Clinic
US Bankruptcy Court
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202
2nd Tuesday of each month
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This clinic is designed for the pro se (do-ityourself)
litigant. They will assist attendees in
understanding the bankruptcy process and forms.
Topics reviewed include how bankruptcy can
eliminate debts, the difference between Chapter
7 and Chapter 13, the effect on credit ratings and
which forms are required for filing. Issues of
creditor harassment, what a collection agent
cannot say to you and how to fight back if you are
harassed will also be addressed.

Small Claims Clinic
Civil Division-4th floor
1515 Cleveland Place
Denver, CO
(303) 640-5132
3rd Tuesday of each month
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Collections Clinic
Civil Division-4th floor
1515 Cleveland Place
Denver, CO
(303) 640-5132
3rd Thursday of each month
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
These free informational clinics teaches
people how to file their own small claims
cases in court and how to collect on the
judgments. Tips include gathering information,
forms (where to get them and how to
complete them), filing (how and where),
defending your position (what to do and not
do) and court procedure. Collections clinics
provide tips on how to collect your judgment.

Doing your own Divorce
1437 Bannock Street Courtroom 22
Denver, CO 80204
3rd Wednesday of each month
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Family Law Legal Clinic
Office of Economic Development
1200 Federal Blvd. room 1018
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Spanish Family Law Legal Clinic
Mi Casa Resource Center
360 Acoma (one block west of 4th &
Broadway)
4th Friday of every other month
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (In Spanish)
This free informational clinic provides an
overview of the divorce process (with and
without children), allocation of parental responsibility
actions and forms related to
both actions. Volunteer attorneys provide
information on filing for a divorce without
the assistance of an attorney, and will cover
divorce and allocation of parental responsibility
procedures and forms, child custody,
child support, maintenance and property
division. Participants should bring forms to
the clinics. (available here:
www.courts.state.co.us).

The attorneys volunteering at the legal clinics do not provide direct legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.

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