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In Case of Dispute

Information on what to do if you are unable to come to an agreement with your Colorado attorney or have a complaint about a Colorado attorney or judge or magistrate.


Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Call 303-457-5801 or 1-877-888-1370 to have your complaints against a Colorado lawyer considered and investigated.

To file complaints alleging misconduct by a Judge (other than a magistrate or municipal court judge) please contact the Commission on Judicial Discipline at 303-457-5131. Complaints alleging misconduct by a magistrate or municipal court judge are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

CBA Legal Fee Arbitration 

A free service provided to attorneys and clients in dispute over attorney's fees. Click the link above for more information or click here to start the arbitration process.




Legal Resource Directories

Denver Bar Association Legal Resource Directory (pdf format)
This directory is published by the Denver Bar Association. Its intended users are residents of the Denver area but it should also be useful for other Colorado residents.

Traduccion de Legal Resource Directory

A Guide to Colorado Legal Resources for Native Americans
This guide is put together by the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Law.





Free or Low-Fee Legal Assistance Programs

Colorado Legal Aid Directory
Legal Aid organizations and pro bono programs in Colorado

CBA's Appellate Pro Bono Program
The Colorado Bar Association’s (CBA) Appellate Pro Bono Program may help you obtain a lawyer to assist with your appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. If you cannot afford a lawyer you may qualify for this program.
The program applies only to civil cases. In the Court of Appeals, it does not apply to unemployment, prison discipline, or criminal cases. In the Colorado Supreme Court, a civil matter for the purposes of this program does not include criminal cases or cases involving post criminal conviction relief, prison discipline, habeas corpus appeals, ballot title appeals or election appeals.
Download the application from the link above or call (303)860-1115.

KUSA-TV Law Line 9 - (303) 698-0999  The Denver Bar Association has partnered with 9News to provide a weekly ask-a-lawyer program every Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 p.m.that is designed to provide legal information based on brief descriptions of legal issues and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. Attorney volunteers do not give out personal contact information and are asked not to use their full name. Volunteer attorneys simply offer free legal information to callers. A list of scheduled topics is available at or (under news tab, 9 line schedule)

Denver Bar Association Legal Clinics The Denver Bar Association offers pro se (do-it-yourself) litigant clinics on the subjects of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Small Claims and Collections.   These clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms.  They do not provide explicit legal advice nor will they directly assist in completing forms.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) Denver Metro Area residents: If your income is at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines and you need help with your civil legal issue (not criminal), you may qualify for pro bono (free) or low-fee legal services. Call (303) 837-1313 to apply. Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ volunteer attorneys assist with civil legal cases for little or no fee. Processing for Metro Volunteer Lawyers applications is done by Colorado Legal Services. Literally thousands of people call each year for legal help putting extraordinary pressure on available volunteer attorneys. Since demand far exceeds supply, MVL may not be able to  meet your immediate needs.

Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that has assisted persons with low income and seniors in the State of Colorado for over 85 years. The mission of Colorado Legal Services is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.To apply for legal assistance, call (303) 837-1313.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans The Colorado Bar Association, in cooperation with a number of local bar associations, offers free legal clinics for veterans across Colorado. The clinics assist in understanding the legal processes and forms.




Self Help Centers

Each judicial district has a self help center staffed by a self-represented litigant coordinator (SRLC). CJD 13-01 gives guidance on what SRLCs can and cannot do. For a complete list of Self Help Centers and SRLCs throughout Colorado, visit the Colorado Courts website.

Denver Metro Area Self Help Centers
Services and hours vary by location.
Please contact each location for more information.

Adams County
Adams Combined Courts Self-Help Center
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
All emails answered within 24 hours
(no phone number)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 3pm

Denver County
Denver District Court / Denver Probate Court
Self-Help Center
1437 Bannock Street, Room 368
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone (domestic matters): 720-865-8440
Telephone (probate matters): 720-865-8746
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm



Jefferson County
Jefferson County Combined Courts Self-Help Center
100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
Golden, CO 80401
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm


Arapahoe County
Arapahoe District Court Self-Help Center
7325 S. Potomac St.
Room 106B, Courthouse II
Centennial, CO 80112 720-568-4844
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm


Douglas County
Douglas County Self-Help Center
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2546
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30 –3:00pm (staff)
Fri, 8:30am – 12pm (Domestic Only, staffed by volunteer attorneys)






Advance Medical Directive Information




Our Courts Colorado



The award-winning Our Courts program presents nonpartisan information to adult audiences to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado.  Speakers, many of whom are current or retired judges, present interactive programs on the state and federal courts generally, as well as on topics ranging from the life of a civil case and the life of a criminal case to immigration proceedings to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of liberty and equality.  Several of these presentations are also available in Spanish.  For more information or to schedule a presentation, please visit the Our Courts website .







Other Websites

Colorado Legal Services Legal Aid Directory
View the directory of pro bono programs around the state.

Colorado Judicial Branch Self Help Center

17th JD Self Help Center (Adams and Broomfield Counties)

Colorado Legal Services

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Disability Law Colorado "Protecting the rights of Coloradans of all ages since 1976"

Colorado Attorney General's Consumer Resource Guide provides information about consumer rights & resources

Federal Trade Commission(Fair Debt Collection Practices, etc.) 

Colorado Legal Services
For low-income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and Colorado legal advocates







The IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department

As a public service to Colorado taxpayers, the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association has prepared a series of brochures intended to help individual taxpayers better understand how the IRS and the Colorado Revenue Department determine and collect taxes.

How to Deal With (and Survive) I.R.S. Income Tax Audits. This brochure will help you understand how the federal and state tax agencies carry out their revenue collection missions. Also included are useful tips and general advice on how to best prepare for and deal with that process.