FREE Advice Available at Jeffco Legal Clinics All Year

Every year, a major focus of mine is to devote dozens of hours to pro bono work, giving back to the community and helping anyone who wants it to access legal assistance. One way I do this work is through volunteering at a variety of free legal clinics around Jefferson County each month. The clinics typically allow visitors to attend on a first come, first served basis and to receive 15 minutes of free legal advice on their divorce or family law issue. Please share this information with family and friends who could benefit.

Below is my clinic volunteer calendar for 2020, so far. Keep an eye on my Facebook page and under the ALPC Volunteering the Community tab for additional dates and events as they are added.

Divorce Information Clinic

This clinic is offered from 12-1 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden, in the Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor, Suite 1090. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

You’ll get 15 minutes with an attorney to discuss issues related to the divorce process, legal separation, dissolution of a civil union and APR (formerly child custody).

Topics include:

  • Initial Filings
  • Disclosures
  • Status Conferences
  • Sworn Financial Statements
  • Temporary Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Parenting Plans
  • Maintenance/Child Support
  • Parenting time and decision-making

I will volunteer legal advice on the following dates: March 11, May 13, July 8 and Sept. 9. There is no clinic on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Reservations are not required. Starting packets are available at the clinic or at courts.state.co.us.

Ask-An-Attorney

This clinic is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden, on the 1st floor, in Suite 1090. It is for anyone who wants to ask an attorney questions regarding family law cases.

Topics include:

  • Divorce
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (or APR—formerly known as custody)
  • Contempt Filings
  • Modification of Prior Orders

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to sign up and will get 15 minutes with an attorney.

Find me there on the following dates: Feb. 18, April 21, June 16, Aug. 18, Oct. 20 and Dec. 15, 2020.

Legal Self-Help Clinic

This virtual clinic covers all areas of civil litigation. It is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Edgewater Library and 3:30-5 p.m at the Evergreen Library.

Attendees will visit the Edgewater Library through spring, while Belmar is under construction. After that, the clinic will be at Belmar. The Edgewater Library address is  1800 N. Harlan St., Edgewater. The Evergreen Library is at 5000 County Road 73 in Evergreen.

Attendees will speak with attorneys via video for 15 minutes. Get help filling out forms and understanding processes and procedures related to civil litigation on a first come, first served basis. I participate in this clinic every month except July.

Family Tree Legal Clinic

Beth and other attorneys volunteer to spend about 30 minutes explaining the process of dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental responsibility to a group of Family Tree clients. Clients also have an opportunity to ask specific questions about their case. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, contact Family Tree online or by calling 303-422-2113 for assistance and details of the legal clinics.

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