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How do I find a lawyer?
Sometimes things happen in life that requires the services of a lawyer. The services of a lawyer can be expensive, so it is important to find the right lawyer for your specific needs. The Denver Bar Association lists some possible reasons a person should look into hiring a lawyer. Some of those reasons include being served with papers (e.g., summons, complaint, subpoena, or warrant), a particular issue is not being resolved amongst two or more parties, or a person is signing a contract, drafting a will, or selling property. A more complete list of reasons to hire an attorney can be found on the Denver Bar Association’s website.
When you decide that hiring an attorney is the next step, it is important to focus on attorneys or law firms that deal with your specific issue. Some attorneys will provide a free or low cost consultation to ask questions and decide if the lawyer or firm is right for you. There are also referral services that will help locate an attorney for you. The Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit service that connects people with the proper legal representation.
There are also a variety of sites online that provide information for people looking for legal services in Colorado. Check out the following links for more information.
- Colorado Bar Association Lawyer Directory
The Colorado Bar Association Lawyer Directory provides contact information for lawyers who are members of the Colorado Bar Association. This directory allows people to find lawyers in a particular area of law and lawyers who speak a language other than English.
- Colorado Legal Services (Legal Aid and Pro Bono programs in Colorado)
This site provides low income persons and seniors a guide for free legal services in Colorado. This guide provides information about free legal services available in Colorado including contact information and web links.
- Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Information Search
This service allows potential clients to check the background of practicing lawyers in Colorado. This includes their status and any disciplinary actions against the lawyer. To practice law in Colorado an attorney must be in good standing and have an active status.
This site provides contact information for lawyers all over the United States in various fields of law. It is only a directory.
- Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service
This organization provides free referral service in Colorado for legal aid. It is comprised of over 100 lawyers practicing in over 80 fields of law. Their attorney’s must meet stringent requirements to be considered a member.
- Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Serving low income people in need of legal aid. Metro Volunteer Lawyers consists of volunteer lawyers who provide legal aid and assistance for those who can’t afford the services of a lawyer.