The El Paso County Bar Association

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The Justice Center Events

Helpful Videos provided by The Justice Center

Currently focusing on Housing and Landlord/Tenant issues.

Mutual Rescission of Lease

Reasonable Accommodations And Modifications To The Home

Click here for the latest informative videos.

Renter's Rights 101

Live virtual clinic provided by the Justice Center.

See upcoming dates and register here.

El Paso County Court - Room 101

Due to COVID-19, availability and hours may have changed. Be sure to call the number below for current information.

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.

Domestic: Tuesday

General Civil: Wednesday once a month (call 719-452-5560)

Probate: Thursday

Justice Center Programs

Our programs serve residents of El Paso and Teller counties who fall within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and cannot afford an attorney. 

Interested in applying for one of our programs or exploring the resources that may be available to you? 

Check out our website!

A PDF version of the application is available here.

Contact us for program or application information (we cannot give legal advice): 

hello@justicecentercos.org

(719) 473-6212

If your situation requires immediate attention, please do not rely on our programs. You are responsible for responding to a court request. We are not responsible for missed deadlines.

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: 

  • income maintenance and public benefits
  • housing and homelessness
  • consumer and finance
  • health, including the legal rights of the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled
  • family and domestic relations, with emphasis on domestic violence and abuse

Visit Site

(719) 471-0380 Colorado Springs Office

Lawyer Referral Service

The EPCBA LRIS program refers the public to screened and qualified attorneys. If matched, you will receive a 30-minute consultation with an attorney where the attorney may charge up to $100. Any advice given thereafter will be billed to you at that attorney's regular rate (typically $250 to $350/hour). Please be aware that many attorneys charge a retainer fee if you decide to hire them.

Our program is voluntary for attorneys to join, so we may not have an attorney for every area of law. We cannot guarantee a match with an attorney through our program and a match can take several days. We are not responsible for missed deadlines.

Online Request Form 

Downloadable Request Form (pdf)

lris@elpasocountybar.org

(719) 473-9700 Option 1 or 

(719) 636-1532 (text option is available)

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

   

     

 “Use of the ABA Lawyer Referral and Information Service logo indicates that this lawyer referral program has been reviewed by the ABA and meets the specific public service standards established by the ABA. ABA approved lawyer referral programs:

• Agree to establish and maintain objective experience requirements for their panel attorneys,

• Provide a mechanism for client feedback and for resolving client complaints,

• Do not limit the number of attorneys who may join the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, provided that they meet the objective requirements for panel membership,

• Require and verify that all panel attorneys carry legal malpractice insurance.

Use of the logo indicates that this program meets ABA standards for lawyer referral services. The ABA does not review the qualifications of the individual lawyers who participate in the service. For more details on the ABA standards, visit www.abanet.org/legalservices/lrsrules.html."

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:

  • Information on how to hire an attorney 
  • Help finding a lawyer
  • Help with legal research & information on the court process
  • Access to Legal Materials


Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

1st Monday of the Month

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

See Flyer (pdf)


Pro Se Document Help

Checkerboard Information (See Flyer)

TESSA

Offers support for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in obtaining civil protection orders.

24-Hour Safe Line: 719-633-3819

www.tessacs.org

Pueblo County Pro Bono Project

For low-income help in the Pueblo County area, click here

Printable copy

Referral Guide for Nonprofits in the Pikes Peak Region

This guide is for all nonprofits in the area, not just for legal guidance. Provided by the Justice Center.

PDF

PDF - Spanish

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
P.O. Box 429
Colorado Springs, CO  80901

Attorney Complaints

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.

For more information, click on the links above or visit our frequently asked questions.

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.

COVID-19 Information

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.

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El Paso County Bar Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Colorado, P.O. Box 429, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0429

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