Colorado Law’s Clinical Education Program provides free legal services in certain circumstances to Coloradans. Law student attorneys take the lead on clinic cases and are supervised by clinical faculty who are licensed to practice law in Colorado. Each clinic has different guidelines for selecting cases and not all clinics accept calls from individuals who are interested in representation. See the specific clinic guidelines below to learn whether our clinics might be able to help you.
American Indian Law Clinic represents Indian tribes and tribal entities in in a variety of settings involving federal Indian law and involving the law and legal systems in Indian County, as well as work with the United Nations. Work includes some court-based projects and some transactional projects, as well as a travel in Indian Country and to the UN in New York. This clinic does not typically represent individuals.
Civil Practice Clinic primarily handles cases in employment law. If you wish to be considered, you may contact the clinic at 303-492-8126. The clinic typically takes new cases at the beginning of the school year (August-September). If you call at other times during the year, the clinic will try to refer you to other low-cost or no-cost options if they cannot help you at that time. Please note we cannot help all who request assistance, so please be patient when waiting for a response.
Criminal Defense Clinic limits its representation to misdemeanor and traffic cases in Boulder County, and provides services only to indigent persons. The clinic accepts new clients primarily at the beginning of each semester – early September to October, and mid-January to February. The clinic also works with individuals to seal (expunge) their criminal records. If you believe you qualify for representation, you should contact the clinic at 303-492-8126.
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provides transactional legal services to local entrepreneurs who are trying to start a business in Colorado. The clinic accepts applications for its services throughout the year, although its student attorneys provide services only during the school year. If you are interested in the clinic’s services, please complete and submit its application form.
Juvenile and Family Law Clinic accepts court-appointed work, but also works with individuals attempting to expunge juvenile court records. The clinic also accepts some family law cases in August or early September. Please contact the clinic at (303) 492-8126 if you need juvenile assistance.
Technology Law & Policy Clinic works in the public interest to analyze technology law policy issues. The clinic does not represent individuals.
Immigration Clinic works directly with noncitizens in our community who may be navigating both the criminal and immigration legal systems at the same time, learning how to advise clients in a specialized way in order to avoid unnecessary immigration consequences. Students will also work directly with noncitizens who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and qualify for renewals, as well as with other immigrants who may qualify for other immigration benefits. If you are in need of assistance, please contact the clinic at (303) 492-8126.
Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic works on important and challenging matters involving protection of natural resources and the environment. Students represent clients in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Diverse docket spanning a wide range of natural-resources, energy, and environmental laws addressing local, regional, and national issues. While this clinic rarely represents individuals directly, please feel free to contact the clinic to inquire about options. (303) 492-8126.
Sustainable Community Development Clinic engages in economic development and sustainability projects, both on behalf of clients and on behalf of the public interest, with a goal of increasing social justice and social enterprise in a range of substantive areas including land use, housing, local food, and healthy communities. This clinic typically accepts inquiries over the summer months for fall-spring representation. If you are interested in representation, please call the clinic's main number at (303) 492-8126.