Please note that this FAQ is for reference purposes only and is not legal advice. If your organization needs legal advice, we may be able to help find an attorney for your organization. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What does Succession to Service NOT do?
- Individual Claims against Nonprofits – Succession to Service does not provide assistance to individuals with their pursuit of claims against nonprofit and community organizations.
- Legal Matters for Individuals – Succession to Service does NOT provide assistance to individuals in their personal legal matters. If you are an individual seeking pro bono legal assistance, please contact the following organizations:
- Legal Advice To NonProfits – Succession to Service does not provide legal advice or assistance to nonprofit organization for their organizational matters.
Do I have to be a licensed Colorado lawyer to participate in Succession to Service?
Students, Retired Attorneys, and Attorneys Licensed Out-of-State:
You can still volunteer! Retired attorneys and attorneys with out-of state licenses can apply for a provisional license to work on pro bono cases in Colorado. Students can utilize the Student Practice Act to provide pro bono legal services.
Read the applicable rules for retired and out of state lawyers HERE.
Red the applicable rules for students HERE.
Do I need to have malpractice insurance to participate in Succession to Service?
Many of our approved nonprofit legal organizations provide malpractice coverage to participating lawyers.
However, some opportunities require participating lawyers to provide their own malpractice coverage. Participating lawyers need only provide their own malpractice coverage when the volunteer opportunity they select does not offer coverage.
Can I receive CLE credit for my participation in Succession to Service?
Continuing Legal Education Credit for Pro Bono Service, CRCP 260.8
The rule allows a lawyer to be awarded a maximum of nine units of general continuing legal education credit, for each three-year compliance period, for providing pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near indigent client or clients in a civil legal matter, or for mentoring another lawyer or law student who is providing such representation.
Can I work with a mentor on my pro bono project or use my project as a mentoring job for another lawyer?
Yes! The Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP) will connect you with a mentor or mentee to make your volunteer experience even more meaningful. Simply indicate on your profile form that you would like to be connected to a mentoring partner and we will match you accordingly!