Every year, a major focus for Beth Andersen 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 she does 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.

*Please note: Due to the pandemic, all clinics are virtual, over the phone or video conference until further notice. Please be sure to call and register as necessary.

Below is Beth’s clinic volunteer calendar for 2022, so far. Keep an eye on the ALPC Facebook page and the ALPC Volunteering the Community tab for additional dates and events as they are added.

For details on all clinics offered through Jefferson County Courts, including clinics on probate, collections, family law and civil litigation, click here.

Divorce Information Clinic

This clinic is offered from 12-1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month through the Jefferson County Courts. 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

Beth will volunteer legal advice on May 11, July 13, Sept .14 and Nov. 9.

Advance registration and signed waiver are required. Email 01selfhelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 720-772-2501 for details and registration.

Ask-An-Attorney

This clinic is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of every month through the Jefferson County Courts and is via telephone. 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

Beth will volunteer on Feb. 15, April 19, June 21, Aug. 16, Oct. 18 and Dec. 20.

Advance registration and signed waiver are required. Email 01selfhelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 720-772-2501 for details and registration. Registration is open 7:30-8:30 a.m. the day before each clinic.

Legal Self-Help Clinic

This virtual clinic covers all areas of civil litigation. It is from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

Residents can receive 20 minutes of advice from volunteer lawyers on all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law and probate via Zoom connections at local libraries. Attendees can get help filling out forms and understanding processes and procedures related to civil litigation. Due to the pandemic, all meetings have been moved to phone calls until further notice.
Advanced registration is required. Appointments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, from 2-5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, so register early. Call 303-235-5275 or visit bit.ly/JeffCoVPC.

Beth participates in this clinic each month: Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

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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