Handling a Case

Thank you for volunteering to help! Now that you have a case, here is what you need to know while you are representing your indigent client:

  1. Certificate of Indigency (JDF 203) – this will waive the filing and e-filing fees for your court case. Your pro bono coordinator will provide this to you. Click this link to go to the court for a list of forms to request the filing fee be waived.
  2. Summary Court Indigency Rules – this lists the other costs that can be waived for your client.
  3. Fee Waiver ICCES entry  – here you will learn how to waive costs when you efile, and how to obtain reimbursement if you’re charged by mistake.
  4. Case Expenses (or Costs)  – learn about what costs CLS can and can’t help with BEFORE you incur any costs in your case.
  5. Language Interpreters – learn more about how CLS pays for interpreters needed for office appointments with your CLS pro bono clients, and how the Colorado courts provide interpreters for all hearings and other court-ordered appearances or events.
  6. Limited Representation -learn about use of limited representation in CLS pro bono cases.
  7. Mediation – help is available for mediation costs.
  8. CJD 98-01 – the Chief Justice Directive on fee waivers.
  9. CJD 06-03 – more about the Chief Justice Directive on language interpreters.
  10. Notice for Interpreter – a sample notice to court of your client’s need for a court-provided interpreter.
  11. CLS Limited Representation retainer (English)
  12. CLS Limited Representation retainer (Spanish)
  13. CBA Pro Bono Guidebook (click here) – the Colorado Bar Association’s Pro Bono Guidebook.

Problem with your case? Click here to contact a pro bono coordinator for help.

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