Colorado Legal Services/Senior Citizens Law Center
information provided by: the DRCOG Area Agency on Aging
The Senior Citizens Law Center is a branch of Colorado Legal Services (CLS), a private, non-profit corporation. They provide legal advice and representation to qualified individuals on a no-fee basis. Services include representation in court and at administrative hearings, negotiations with adverse parties and attorneys, advice and counseling, assistance completing forms and applications, referrals to appropriate agencies and organizations, preparation of legal documents and educational workshops. Areas of representation and advice include but are not limited to: foreclosure defense; bankruptcy where a home is at-risk, wages are being garnished or utilities are being shut off; collection matters; landlord tenant disputes; public benefits disputes including those involving Social Security, SSI, Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy, Disabled, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare; and divorces, restraining orders in domestic and elder abuse cases, custody disputes and legal separations (under narrow circumstances). CLS also has an identity project which helps assist those in need of documents to prove their identity in order to obtain health care, public benefits, housing, transportation and employment.
This is a non-profit 501(c) 3. Agency/Program does not provide transportation services. Accessibility/adapted features include: Wheelchair access, wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
8:30-5:00 (walk-in interviews Mon. Wed & Fri 8:30-11:30)
Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson.
Initial interviews are generally completed by telephone. The caller leaves their number and a brief description of the legal problem with the receptionist. The caller will be called back at a later time to gather more detailed information about their legal problem.
CLS does not have income and resource eligibility criteria for persons 60 or older. However, legal assistance is only available in certain areas. See program description.
Record last updated: Dec 6 2011 2:28PM