Women’s Resource Center Legal Classes:
Pro-se (Do-it-yourself) Divorce Clinics
If you are filing for your own divorce and need assistance filling out the papers, the Women’s Resource Center, Colorado legal Services, the Southwest Colorado Bar Association and the Southwest Colorado Volunteer Legal Aid offer a free divorce seminar on the second Monday of each month. The clinic runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop will cover general information about Colorado family law, including divorce and custody. You’ll learn what papers you need to start the action, general procedures, what to look out for, resources, and other information. Instructors do NOT provide legal advice on individual cases. Divorce paperwork is available at the Women’s Resource Center, 679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6, for $5. For more information, call 247-1242 or 247-0266 or check our calendar for workshop dates.
Pro Se Divorce Consultations
The Women’s Resource Center offers one-to-one, 60-minute legal consultations with a lawyer for a nominal fee of $20. Consultations are scheduled on the third Monday of the month, and clients are required to attend the Pro Se Divorce Seminar FIRST, before scheduling an appointment with the legal representative. The program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Colorado Bar Foundation. For more information about the service, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 247-1242.
Community Legal Resources
This is not an exhaustive list. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-247-1242 for a specific referral to an attorney in La Plata County.
Colorado Legal Services Web site
This is a great Web site that can answer most of the basic legal questions, from renter’s rights to custody issues. You may also download several Colorado court forms online. It’s easy to navigate, too.
Southwest Bar Volunteer Legal Aid, Inc.
970-247-0266 / 888-298-8483
1474 Main Ave, Suite 108, Durango
Attorneys provide legal assistance to low-income individuals with cases in the areas of adoption, bankruptcy, consumer, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, elder law, employment, housing, public benefits, wills and estates. Serves Archuleta, LaPlata, and San Juan Counties.
Directory of Pro Bono Programs
A listing from the American Bar Association of Pro Bono (no fee) legal programs nationwide.
Please Note: The information provided on this page is for the benefit of our viewers only and does not represent an endorsement of the organization by the Women’s Resource Center. The Women’s Resource Center does not bear responsibility for the information within the linked websites.