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 assists poor persons only with cases involving issues of federal or tribal law, such as: situations involving the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, discrimination in housing, education or employment, tribal membership issues, protection of Native sacred lands and challenges to the free exercise of religion. This Clinic also takes on a limited number of tribal code writing projects each year. If you think you have a case or project that fits our criteria, call the clinic at 303-492-8126.
Civil Practice Clinic primarily handles cases in family law and Social Security disability, and only accepts cases that are referred to it by Colorado Legal Services. If you are indigent, live in Boulder County, and need help on a family law matter, you may call Boulder County Legal Services (303-449-7575) to be screened for services. If you live in Boulder or the greater Denver area, and need help on a Social Security disability case, you may call Colorado Legal Services (303-837-1313) to be screened for services. The Civil Practice Clinic also takes a limited number of refugee asylum cases each year. If you wish to be considered, you may contact the clinic at 303-492-8126. The clinic only takes new cases at the beginning of the school year in early September. If you call at other times during the year, the clinic will not likely be able to help you.
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. 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 only accepts court-appointed work, and does not take inquiries from the public.
Technology Law & Policy Clinic works in the public interest to analyze technology law policy issues. The clinic does not represent individuals. However, if you are aware of a technology law policy issue that should be considered by the clinic, please contact Associate Clinical Professor Brad Bernthal.