Monthly Call-in Clinic: Offer Brief Legal Advice to Rural Callers from Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek, Lake and Gunnison
Rural Colorado has a shrinking attorney population which has created a severe legal disparity for low-income communities in rural parts of the state. To increase services and pro bono impact in rural communities, attorneys can volunteer with this monthly clinic from their homes or offices to advise clients by phone. This service is a limited time commitment that gives rural clients a convenient and safe way to meet the legal challenges they and their families face.
Volunteer Details: This clinic occurs once a month and provides attorneys with a consistent and limited time commitment.
3rd Tuesday of the Month, from 1-3pm.
Serve clients from the northwest mountain region, including Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, Lake and Gunnison.
Clinic staff will coordinate with volunteers via zoom and then volunteers will call clients and offer advice by phone.
Volunteers can simply choose a private location where they can access a phone, internet, a webcam and a microphone.
Each monthly clinic date will be covered by two volunteer attorneys and two CLS staff members doing caller intake. The CLS staff will manage the videoconference, screen applicants, and can assist with legal research, locating forms, and with providing referrals.
Experience with family law and one other relevant area of law (tenant/landlord, consumer issues) .
Be a licensed attorney in Colorado.
Be comfortable talking one-on-one with clients.
Commit to volunteer for the entire two hour period of a clinic.
Provide brief summaries of each client’s legal issue and the assistance provided.
For questions, please contact Jen Cuesta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-521-6968 to get the volunteer forms.