Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization that has assisted persons with low income and seniors in the state of Colorado for over 90 years. The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.

How cls works

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CLS has offices throughout Colorado. You can reach us by calling, walking-in during walk-in hours, or by completing the online application at applyonlinecls.org. Check the hours on the CLS Office Information page for more details. When you contact us, we will ask you questions to help us figure out if we can help you. The questions will be about your income, your assets and your legal problem. You will not have to pay for the help that you get from CLS if you meet certain limits of income. CLS looks at your wages and your assets (including bank accounts, etc.) in order see if you qualify to be accepted for help by our program. We also look at the type of legal problem you are having and whether or not we have the resources available to help you. Some but not all CLS offices can help seniors who are 60 and over regardless of income, but only if the individual problem falls within CLS priorities and if the office has the resources to provide this assistance at the times needed. CLS won't talk about you or your case to anyone who doesn't work for us, unless you give us permission to do so. If you threaten to commit a crime, including hurting yourself or another person, we will have to report that. Go to https://howclsworks.wordpress.com/ and scroll down for more information.

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Public (self help)

Includes self-help legal information for civil legal matters, where to find legal help, court and other referral information. CLS only assists with civil legal matters. For criminal and traffic, click here.

Advocate

Advocates Site

Support for legal advocates helping low-income individuals in civil legal matters. Membership available to civil legal aid and pro bono attorneys, law students and others.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado supports our work.

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Northwest Project
Volunteer attorneys providing advice, limited representation and full representation to low-income clients with civil legal cases.

Colorado Farmworkers Project
Providing education, advocacy, and legal representation to farmworkers in Colorado.

Pueblo County Pro Bono Project
Volunteer attorneys providing advice, limited representation and full representation to low-income clients with civil legal cases.

Colorado ID Project
Assist low-income, disabled, homeless and elderly citizens seeking identity and citizenship documentation in order to obtain health care, public benefits, housing, transportation, employment and secure other essential human rights.