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First Judicial District offers one-on-one assistance to self-represented litigants

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

GOLDEN, Colo. – People representing themselves in court proceedings in the First Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson counties) will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney for 15 minutes to discuss their criminal, civil, domestic, probate or small-claims case. 

The Pro Bono Week Celebration event, sponsored by the First Judicial District Bar Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in the atrium of the Jefferson Combined Court building at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

There is no charge to meet with an attorney at the Pro Bono Week Celebration event.  Discussions will be confidential.

The event is part of an American Bar Association program to focus the nation's attention on the increasing need for attorneys to provide services pro bono, or volunteering or offering assistance at a reduced rate for the public good. 

“There is an increasing need for access to legal advice, especially for people who are unable to afford the cost of legal representation,” said First Judicial District Magistrate Marianne Marshall Tims. “The semi-annual event helps the community gain some of that access and address the ongoing need.”

For more information, contact Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators Brigitte Smith, Andrew Schultz or Melissa Walter at 720-772-2501, by email at, or visit

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