PRESS IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Aimee Matheny
303-725-0835
aimee@UNEColorado.org 

Adams County Renters’ Rights Legal Aid Clinic Opens Doors January 7

Denver, Co- January 4, 2019

Over the past two years, UNE members in Westminster have identified that one of the greatest needs for renters has been availability of access to free legal representation in cases of eviction and lease violations. UNE members are grateful to see the Adams County clinic officially open to serve local residents, and await with great anticipation the city of Westminster releasing final details on the local clinic that will be housed to at the Irving St Library.

 

The Adams County Legal Aid Clinic is open on Mondays from 8am-5pm.
The Adams County Courthouse Office is available to walk-ins. If an applicant does walk in to the office in the courthouse, the case will be prioritized based upon the return date given to the applicant.

FAQs

What documents do I need to access services?
It is helpful if the tenants have any notices or other communications from their landlord, as well as the summons and complaint, if they are already in court. Otherwise, the only necessary document would be a valid Legal Permanent Resident card, or other proof of immigration status, for non-citizens.

What is the income range for this service?
CLS will be serving Adams County residents whose income is less than 200% of the Federal poverty level.

What if I speak a language other than English or Spanish?
CLS has an account with a telephone interpreter service.

Will there be accommodations if I have a disability?
Any applicants with disabilities will always be accommodated to the best of CLS’s abilities.
For example, if ASL services are needed, and not available from the court or county, we will hire an ASL interpreter service at our expense.

Are appointments needed? Are walk-ins ok?

  • The Adams County Courthouse Office is available to walk-ins. If an applicant does walk in to the office in the courthouse, the case will be prioritized based upon the return date given to the applicant (those tenants with answers due on that day will be assisted first).
  • Services at the Westminster Irving Street Library will be by appointment beginning early 2019.
  • In the future, additional locations may also offer appointment options

Are there any fees?

CLS does not charge for services. The only time CLS will request reimbursement will be towards litigation expenses, but only if the client can afford to reimburse CLS thereafter.