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The Justice Center Free Legal Clinics
Presented by Lawline 9News - Denver
First Wednesday of every Month
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Topics vary - schedule can be found here.
El Paso County Court - Room 101
Volunteer attorneys are on hand to answer general civil law questions in person.
270 S. Tejon Street - 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
General Civil: Wednesday once a month (call 719-452-5560)
Justice Center Programs
Our programs only serve residents of El Paso and Teller counties who fall within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and cannot afford an attorney.
The Modest Means program places moderate-income residents with attorneys willing to work for reduced rates.
Interested in applying for one of our programs or exploring the resources that may be available to you?
If so, click here.
Contact us for program or application information (we cannot give legal advice):
(719) 473-9700 Option 1
If your situation requires immediate attention, do not rely on Pro Bono or Modest Means services. You are responsible for responding to a court request. We are not be responsible for missed deadlines.
Lawyer Referral Service
The EPCBA LRIS program refers the public to screened and qualified attorneys. There is a $40 referral fee, unless it is a contingency based claim. You will receive a 30-minute consultation with the attorney. Any advice given thereafter will be billed to you at that attorney's regular rate (typically $200 to $300/hour). Please be aware that many attorneys charge a retainer fee is you decide to hire them.
Please visit us at www.epcbalawyers.org if you would like to process your request online.
You may also contact us by email or phone.
(719) 473-9700 Option 2 Please be aware that the referral service can take several days to find a match.
Self Help Center
The Colorado Legal Help Center is an interactive website that provides users with the ability to evaluate what legal assistance they might need and where they can go to find it.
This website includes information on:
Free Legal Self-Help Clinic
1st Monday of the Month
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
See Flyer (pdf)
Colorado Legal Services
Colorado Legal Services provides free legal services in civil matters (no criminal) . Priority is given to low-income people. Services are provided in matters involving the following:
(719) 471 - 0380
Fee Dispute Committee
The El Paso County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee will arbitrate disputes between attorneys and clients involving legal fees. This is a free service, but both parties must agree to arbitrate.
To submit your case, send a packet to the Bar Association with copies of the disputed bill/invoice, along with any information that you think help proves why your bill is wrong. Include a letter stating which fees you are disputing and why you are disputing the fees. Your packet will be forwarded to the Committee Chair who will contact you about your dispute.
Mail your information to:
El Paso County Bar Association
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel investigates and prosecutes allegations of violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct by attorneys in Colorado. The Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over formal complaints against attorneys.
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel is authorized to investigate:
1. Attorneys licensed or otherwise certified to practice law in Colorado,
2. Attorneys who are not licensed in Colorado but practice in Colorado,
3. Colorado magistrates,
4. Colorado licensed attorneys serving as municipal court judges,
5. Allegations of the unauthorized practice of law,
6. Matters related to an applicant for admission to the Colorado bar, and
7. Matters related to the Colorado Attorneys' Fund For Client Protection.
To file a complaint related to any of the above topics, contact the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel by calling (303) 457-5800, or toll free (877) 888-1370.
Note that The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel does not handle complaints about judges, other than municipal court judges and magistrates. Complaints about judges should be directed to the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline.
The Justice Center provides numerous services for the public. However, neither The Justice Center nor the El Paso County Bar Association can answer legal questions or give legal advice.