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

Monday, April 25, 2016

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, or small-claims case.

The Law Day celebration, sponsored by the First Judicial District Bar Association, will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 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 event. Discussions will be confidential.

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

“We increasingly see more and more litigants appearing in court who are not able to afford legal counsel,” said First Judicial District Judge Randall Arp. “This event is a much-appreciated response by the legal community to meet the tremendous needs of the less-fortunate members of our community.”

For more information, contact Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators Brigitte Smith, Alicia Vigil or Melissa Walter at 720-772-2501, by email at 01selfhelp@judicial.state.co.us, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.

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