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Legal Resources

Colorado Resources

Colorado Senior Law Handbook   www.cobar.org
The Colorado Senior Law Handbook, published yearly by the Colorado Bar Association. The Handbook content is based on current laws and practices in Colorado, as well as policies and programs of the federal government. The information provided in not intended to replace the advice and services of an attorney. The Colorado Bar Association urges people to contact an elder law and/or probate attorney for advice relating to their particular situation. Handbook chapters include; Social Security Benefits, Veterans Benefits, Long-term care insurance, Consumer Protection, Conservatorships, Guardianships and Powers of Attorney, Aging in Place and many more topics.

Colorado Senior Law Day   Website
This website includes Law Day event schedules. Events are held annually around the state and provide information for caregivers and aging adults about probate, elder law, healthcare and long-term care.

Colorado Bar Association (CBA)   www.cobar.org
The Association provides legal resources for the public and Colorado veterans such as; Find A Lawyer directory to locate an attorney, pro bono legal assistance research answers through CBA’s public legal information resources and legal arbitration. Receive legal advice at one of CBA’s list of Self-Help Center clinics – Free or Low-Fee Legal Assistance Programs and finding local Bar Associations.  

Denver Bar Association Metro Volunteer Lawyers  Website
Co-sponsored by the following Bar Associations: Adams/Broomfield, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas/Elbert and First Judicial District. Provides free and low-cost civil legal services through; referrals from Colorado Legal Services, the Family Court Program, Post-Decree Clinics, and the Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center.

Disability Law Colorado (DLA) (formerly known as The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People)   www.disabilitylawco.org
Disability Law Colorado works to protect and promote the rights of Colorado’s older adults through two programs that aim to improve the quality of life for seniors; the Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, protecting the rights of people living in nursing homes and assisted living residences to ensure they are treated fairly and their wishes are respected. The Legal Assistance Developer Program, helping seniors prepare legal documents, avoid scams and financial exploitation and receive the benefits they are entitled to.  DLA may be able to accept cases if they relate to housing discrimination, service animals, employment discrimination, abuse/neglect, seclusion/restraint, special education or other areas they work in. disabilitylawco.org/issues/category/seniors-legal-rights DLA works to protect and promote the rights of Colorado’s older adults through two programs. DLA works closely with the 16 regional Area Agencies on Aging, aging services in Colorado.

Colorado Legal Services   www.coloradolegalservices.org
Colorado Legal Service assists persons with low incomes and vulnerable populations in Colorado with civil legal services. Their Elder Law services include Powers of Attorney, Will/Estates/Probate, Elder Abuse, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships, Long-Term Care and Retirement.

National Resources

National Guardianship Association, Inc.   www.guardianship.org
The Association makes it their mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. This website; defines the term guardianship and provides education and resources, guardianship issues and standards and links to other guardianship information.
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