Random thoughts on life and the law

June 6th, 2016

In this blog, I hope to regularly share my thoughts about my legal practice, legal developments around the world, and whatever else comes to mind.  I hope you enjoy it!

As we are turning into a "do it yourself" society, at least if it can be done on the internet, I thought I'd provide some resources for you to explore legal issues and answers on your own.

For obtaining Colorado legal forms as well as explanations of the steps involved in various types of actions, go to: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm

If you are indigent or meet income guidelines, you may be able to obtain a free or low cost lawyer through Colorado Legal Services.  Go to: http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/.  They do have offices in Boulder and Denver.

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association is dedicated to protecting consumers and individuals.  They can also refer attorneys specializing in various areas of law.  Go to: https://www.ctlanet.org/index.cfm?pg=ForthePublic

All Colorado statutes and court rules are available at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/.

For government information including U.S. court decisions and millions of pages of key government documents, such as hearings and reports, go to: www.public.resource.org. 

Responsive Law, or Consumers for a Responsive Legal System, works to improve access and accountability in America's civil legal system. Responsive Law tracks legal reform commentary, provides information to help consumers manage their lawyers, and maintains a consumer law blog. www.responsivelaw.org.

If you are interested in legal news or analysis, go to: abajournal.com, or http://blogs.wsj.com/law.

If you are interested in civil rights, the following sites have a wealth of information:

 www.aclu.org, for individual rights and liberties.

www.glad.org, for the legal rights of LGBT and HIV+ people.

www.NAACP.org for social justice for all Americans.

www.nwlc.org for women's and girls' legal issues in America.

A wealth of general legal information is available at nolo.com