Welcome. We're glad you're here. As members of the community, you'll find many services, programs and information to help you with your legal issues.The Justice Center provides numerous services for the public. Neither The Justice Center or the El Paso County Bar Association can answer legal questions or give legal advice. If you are looking to hire and retain an attorney for your legal matter, contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the El Paso County Bar. If you would like to apply for our Pro Bono program, please click here. If you would like to apply for our Modest Means Program, please click here.

The Justice Center

The Justice Center was started in 2004 as a collaborative project of Colorado Legal Services and the El Paso County Bar Association. Today, The Justice Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to serve the residents of El Paso and Teller counties. The mission of The Justice Center is to: (1) Provide legal assistance to those meeting federal poverty guidelines up to 200% of the guidelines; (2) Provide  legal education for those who must proceed on a pro se basis; and  (3) Collaborate with other local organizations to provide resources and referrals to community members.

To accomplish our mission we provide a variety of legal services: pro bono counsel, legal clinics, Call-A-Lawyer, Ask-A-Lawyer, a Modest Means Program, online informational services, and educational materials. Our programs are enhanced by collaborative efforts with other area non-profit agencies and community volunteers. During the course of the last year, over 2,000 individuals received pro bono legal assistance through our various programs.

If you would like to support the work that The Justice Center and Pro Bono Center does, you can donate to our organization through our Paypal, the link to which can be found here.

Sponsors

The work of The Justice Center is made possible by generous support from the following donors:

  • The El Paso County Bar Association
  • The El Paso County Bar Foundation
  • The Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation
  • The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
  • The Pikes Peak United Way
  • LexisNexis Cares

Other Helpful Resources

Forms:

The Bar Association does not offer any assistance with paperwork or forms. You can find forms that you may need online here or at the Self Help Center on the first floor of the District Courthouse.

Other Local Legal Resources:

Colorado Legal Services (719) 471-0380
Low income legal assistance

Child Support Services (719) 457-6331
Establishes paternity and assists with child support orders

TESSA Crisis Hotline (719) 633-3819
Domestic violence assistance

Small Claims Court (719) 329-7079
Handles civil claims under $7,500

Legal Counseling for Seniors (719) 387-6000
Legal advice and counseling through the Colorado Springs Senior Center
Appointment required

Pro Se Self Help Center (719) 452-5000
For those wishing to file a case and represent themselves

Landlord and Tenant Rights Organization (303) 831-1935
Provides landlord-tenant information on housing-related issues

Small Business Development Center (719) 255-3844
Resource center for starting and growing your business

Need some family law help? Come to our Family Law Day event on May 5th.

Family Law Day

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Family Law Day

Need help with your divorce? Want to talk to a lawyer about your custody or child support issue? Have a family law question? Come to Family Law Day!

Family Law Day is a free event put on by The Justice Center, the El Paso County Bar Association and the 4th Judicial District. At this event, members of the public can learn about the mechanics of filing for divorce, how to present your case, and about parenting plans and separation agreements. There will also be an Ask-a-Lawyer portion of this event. Members of the public will be able to speak to an attorney one-on-one about their legal issue, get advice about how to proceed in their case, map out their options, and ask any questions that they may have about their case or the legal process to the volunteer attorney.

Presentation Schedule:
Starting your own divorce or filing your own post-decree motion - 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
How to present your case - 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Child and Families in Transition Class - 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Parenting Plans/Custody Disputes - 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pitfalls of Separation Agreements: What to Consider - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Maintenance & Child Support: The Basics Explained - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you would like to donate to The Justice Center to support access to justice programs for residents of El Paso County like Family Law Day please follow this link: paypal.me/pikesprobono
The Justice Center is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

 

Price: $0.00

Start Time: 8:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: May 5, 2017

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