I am looking forward to taking part in Jefferson County’s National Pro Bono Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I will be volunteering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading “Get Free Legal Advice Oct. 25”
Sometimes in the course of divorce or child custody proceedings, the court will award one party to pay certain fees, such as attorney’s fees, for the other party. If that party does not pay those fees, the recipient party can make a motion for a money judgment showing that the money was owed and was not paid. However, the court cannot collect the money for you; you have to go through certain steps to get the money from the person who owes you. Continue reading “How to Collect a Court Judgement”
As a member of the 1st District Access to Justice Committee (ATJ), I help find grants benefitting our courts. Working with excellent, passionate committee members, I have been part of the team winning two recent grants for our district.
Earlier, I worked with Ric Morgan, a private practicing attorney and statewide leader in video conferencing for legal issues, to win a grant that allowed us to improve access to legal counsel for litigants in low-income and rural areas through video conferencing.
Then, hearing concerns from judges and court personnel that child care is a critical need in the courts, I helped Court Administrator Caren Stanley apply for child care funding. Caren and the ATJ surveyed other districts to see how they handle child care. We learned of statewide programs providing child care on site or through voucher programs.
From there, we developed a concept for a voucher program, and in late June, we received word that our funding request was granted.
I’m grateful for the hard work Caren and ATJ put in contacting court personnel and working with me to make court obligations less stressful for parents.
Stay tuned as Jefferson County works to provide parents with vouchers to use with local child care providers. I promise to keep you posted as this initiative rolls into operation.