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Free Legal Aid in Boulder

Last updated: November 7, 2013

Take a look around Boulder. We’re surrounded by green space, scenic views, and lots of outdoor activities. We have arts and culture, excellent schools, and an unrivaled quality of life. Boulder has grown to be more than just a university town and stopping place for wayward hippies. With that growth, we also now have a robust legal community offering assistance for those in need. If you have troubling issues with landlord-tenant law, immigration, bankruptcy, or even a criminal case, one of our own is probably available to help you out. Check out this directory for more details on how to get the help that the Boulder community has to offer.

Boulder Legal Aid Groups and Services

  • Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)

    2118 14th Street
    CO 80302

    Tel: (303) 444-6121

    BCAP provides free legal services to individuals who are enrolled in the organization’s Care Services program. Legal services are typically directed at HIV-related issues. Call or drop by into one of the offices to register. See the website for directions and what information you need to bring. They also have a location in Longmont at:

    515 Kimbark Street, Suite 100
    Longmont, CO 80501
    (303) 774-8827

Legal Aid in Longmont

  • Community and Neighborhood Resources (“CNR”)

    Tel: (303) 651-8444

    CNR offers several legal services to local citizens. The City does not represent individuals, but instead offers low-cost mediation programs to resolve disputes and basic landlord-tenant law outlines on its webpage.

  • Colorado Law Clinical Education Program

    Wolf Law Building
    Campus Box 404

    CO 80309

    Tel: (303) 492-8126

    The law school operates six clinics in which law student attorneys, supervised by faculty, provide free legal services. Each clinic is different and has different intake procedures. Visit the website or call for more information.

  • Colorado Legal Services (Boulder Office)

    315 W. South Boulder Rd.
    Suite 205

    CO 80027

    Tel: (303) 449-7575

    Also known as Boulder County Legal Services (BCLS), this organization helps citizens with low incomes with their civil legal matters (non-criminal, non-traffic). Cases come from a variety of legal areas, including landlord-tenant, government benefits, and bankruptcy law.

  • El Comité De Longmont

    455 Kimbark St.
    CO 80501

    Tel: (303) 651-6125

    This organization provides a wide range of social services. Among those services, staff members refer clients to free and low-cost legal service organizations. El Comité de Longmont serves clients in English and Spanish.

  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado

    The Center’s Legal Helpline
    Tel: (303) 282-6524

    The legal helpline was initially only a means of learning about anti-GLBT discrimination cases. Representatives now receive calls unrelated to discrimination and refer those callers to lawyers on the Referral Attorney List.

  • The Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County

    948 North St.
    Suite 8

    CO 80304

    Tel: (303) 444-1522

    The center offers low-cost legal services to the immigrant community. Contact Laurel Herndon to schedule a consultation. The fee is $40 for Boulder County residents and $50 for everyone else.

  • Office of the Colorado State Public Defender (Boulder office)

    2555 55th St.
    Suite 200

    CO 80301

    Tel: (303) 444-2322

    The Office provides legal representation in criminal cases for defendants who are indigent (cannot afford to pay an attorney). The court will determine if a defendant can’t afford an attorney and then appoint a Public Defender. A criminal defendant may be required to reimburse the State of Colorado for public defender services when the defendant becomes able to pay for those services. Review the Public Defender Forms for more information about the application, appointments, and the criminal justice system.

  • Student Legal Services

    206 UCB
    UMC 311

    CO 80309

    Tel: (303) 492-6813

    This service is offered to eligible CU-Boulder students only. The organization provides low-cost consultations and limited follow-up appointments in criminal law, traffic matters, and some civil cases. Staff will also review students’ leases for a small fee. See the website for further details.

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