Criminal defendants are entitled to representation by an attorney, but victims of crime are provided no such guarantee for legal issues they often face as a result of their victimization. Victims of crime often need to access to the civil legal system for a protection order, for protection from an eviction, or to modify a prior civil court order affecting care and custody of their children. Alpine Legal Services provides free civil legal services to crime victims from Aspen to Parachute.
As our aging population grows, so must our awareness of and assistance with the special legal needs facing older adults. Basic estate planning, protection from unlawful debt collectors, and representation in eviction matters are some of the ways Alpine Legal Services protects the legal interests of low-income seniors from Aspen to Parachute.
See this fact sheet to learn more about this program. Any long-term care facility residents or their representatives who need help from our local Ombudsman can call Candace Goodwin at 970-510-0880.
Held at the Garfield County Courthouse in April and October of each year, Alpine Legal Services partners with the 9th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee to provide free consultation, mediation, forms assistance, and parenting classes for self-represented litigants in the 9th Judicial District. Call 970-945-8858 to inquire about the next scheduled date for this event.
Held in October of each year, this event provides free legal information concerning legal issues faced by older adults. Topics include probate, powers of attorney, living wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, common scams, fraud, and planning for long-term care. One-on-one attorney consultations are also provided. Check out this stream of Senior Law Day 2021!
Due to COVID-19, Ask A Lawyer is being carried out over a hotline as to comply with social distancing guidelines. If you wish to use this service, you can call the hotline at +1 970-368-2246 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening.
Click on this link to check out our 2022 schedule.
A trained, neutral will help facilitate an agreement if possible between landlords and tenants from Parachute to Aspen who are having a housing dispute caused by COVID-19.
Call 970-230-3935 between 9-12 or 1-5, Monday through Friday, to be connected to a mediator.
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