Friday, June 17, 2011

Public Outreach Services

Public Outreach Services from the El Paso County Bar

Did you know?  The Bar provides a multitude of public outreach services to assist you, the Colorado Springs community, with your legal needs. 

Legal Services:

Call- A- Lawyer
On the third Thursday of each month*, from 7-9 pm, volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association answer telephone calls from the public.  All calls are anonymous and confidential.  The number to call for this service is (719) 471-0380.  This number is only in effect from 7-9 pm on the third Thursday of each month.

*During the months of February, July, November and May, Call-A-Lawyer is held on KKTV Channel 11 as a part of their Ask An Expert program.  From 4:30-6:30 pm, the number to call for this service is 719-457-8211.

Ask-A-Lawyer
On the second Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm, volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association answer legal questions from the public, in person, at the Citadel Mall or the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs from 10 am – 12 pm
April- Chapel Hills Mall
May - Citadel Mall
June - Chapel Hills Mall
July- Citadel Mall
August- Chapel Hills Mall
September - Citadel Mall
October- Chapel Hills Mall
November- Citadel Mall
December-Chapel Hills Mall
 
Post Decree Pro Se Clinic
On the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Colorado Legal Services, attorneys are available to assist and answer questions for Pro Se (self represented) clients with Post Decree matters.  Appointments are required, at least one week in advance.  Call  471-0380 x121 to make an appointment. 
 
Lawyer Referral Service
Looking for a qualified attorney?  The Lawyer Referral Service is a service of the El Paso County Bar Association which matches pre-screened attorneys with clients at the attorneys customary rates and fees.  The LRS charges $40 for an initial 30 minute consultation with an attorney, who has been prescreened by our service and meets our criteria for participation, including ongoing legal education, having an insured practice, and relevant case work in specific areas of the law.  After the 30 minute consultation, the attorney’s regular rates apply.  The LRS can be reached at (719) 636-1532.
 
Community Services:  

Fee Dispute Committee
The El Paso County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee sets up panels of attorneys that will arbitrate disputes for free between attorneys and clients involving legal fees.  For information call the Bar Association at (719) 473-9700.
Attorney Nonprofit Connection
The Attorney Nonprofit Connection connects lawyers willing to provide Pro Bono assistance with established local nonprofits seeking legal support.  For more information about the ANC, visit our website at www.elpasocountybar.org  and click on ‘Organizations’ or call 719-636-1532.

Public Services:

Lawyers Reading 
The El Paso County Bar Association provides attorneys to come to elementary school classrooms and read to children, books related to the law, the constitution, and the legal profession.  To arrange a free reader, call the Bar Association at (719) 473-9700.
Speakers Bureau
The El Paso County Bar Association provides attorneys willing to speak on legal topics to schools, churches, and other community groups without charge. To arrange for a free speaker, call the Bar Association at (719) 473-9700.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  The Bar Association cannot give legal advice or assist in filling out paperwork.

 
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