Legal NightS

an excellent opportunity to assist those in need while broadening your own knowledge by working with experienced and committed lawyers.

Since 2006, more than 1,100 volunteer attorneys have helped more than 25,000 people in the Denver-metro area at Denver Legal Nights, co-sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Denver Access to Justice Committee. Greeley Legal Nights, co-sponsored by the CLC and the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Association of the Colorado Bar Association with assistance from Weld County Legal Services have served more than 2,300 people in Weld County since 2010. Areas of law addressed commonly include: Immigration, Family, Criminal, Landlord/Tenant, Consumer and Employment.

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Who We Serve

Individuals are served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Most participants arrive with very specific questions and legal issues. Interpreters are provided whenever possible. You’ll be surprised how much assistance you can provide to someone who is confused or unfamiliar with the U.S. legal system.


Pro bono Work at Legal Clinics

Have you ever considered volunteering at a legal clinic?  A new video developed by representatives of the Office of Attorney Regulation, the DBA Access to Justice Committee, and the Access to Justice Commission answers many questions you might have.  Colorado’s Attorney Regulation Counsel, two Colorado Supreme Court justices, a district judge, and several practicing lawyers describe how rewarding pro bono work in a clinic setting can be.  The video also explains the ethical considerations involved in such pro bono work and provides links to the necessary resources to get started.  

Please take a few minutes to view the video.


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What Volunteers Do

Volunteers help determine significant legal issues, refer individuals to legal services, and answer other questions about the legal process. Volunteers do not provide legal advice or representation, and you do not need expertise in a particular area of law to participate. Legal resource binders which include referrals in 15 areas of law are provided.

Learn more about Family Law Issues in a two-part video of a 2015 Family Law CLE.

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Schedule

Denver Legal Night

There are two Denver Legal Nights each month on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-8pm. Dinner for volunteers is provided.

Centro San Juan Diego
2830 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205

GREELey Legal Night

Greeley Legal Night is held 5:30-8 pm on February 26, April 23, July 23 and September 24. Dinner for volunteers is provided.

Our Lady of Peace Church
1311 3rd Street
Greeley, CO 80631

How TO VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in attending Denver or Greeley Legal Night, join our email list to receive monthly notices of our clinics via Constant Contact.