Welcome to CCDC’s Civil Rights Legal Program (CRLP). Our program is dedicated to enforcing civil rights laws through litigation, focusing particularly on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other civil rights statutes as they impact disabled people.
CRLP’s work enforces ADA compliance and assists others in achieving the same goal. We work to not only reduce barriers in built environments that prevent disabled people from accessing physical spaces, but also ensure that policies, regulations, and procedures meet the needs of people with disabilities.
If you need help enforcing the ADA and other statutes that protect civil rights as a person with disabilities in Colorado, we invite you to contact us using the information provided here on this page. However, before you contact us, please note the following key information about how our program operates.
Types of Cases We May Handle
Before we will consider taking a case, CRLP looks at the following:
- Person(s) seeking representation have a disability
- Our program represents individuals with disabilities, organizations representing individuals with disabilities, and individuals who have a relationship with individuals with disabilities.
- Membership in CCDC
- CCDC is a membership organization, and we represent CCDC and its members. Membership is free, and you can become a member here.
- Discrimination based on a disability
- Our cases focus on situations in which individuals with disabilities are denied access to something or cannot obtain services they require due to their disability.
In addition, CCDC has another legal program that operates completely independently from the CRLP. This program, Probate Power, provides probate services, including special needs trusts and estate planning. You can learn more about Probate Power’s valuable services here.
Types of Cases We Do Not Handle/Services We Do Not Provide
We litigate cases pertaining to the civil rights of people with disabilities; we do not handle criminal defense, parole, family law (including child support, child custody, and/or divorce), personal injury, immigration, consumer fraud, insurance issues, IRS and tax, or any other matters.
We are also unable to provide general advice or other forms of assistance, such as legal research, document reviews, or referrals including attorney referral services.
If you need assistance with any of the types of cases listed above and/or you are looking for information about attorneys or organizations that assist low-income Coloradans with legal matters, please check out these resources:
- Colorado Legal Services
- “A Referral Directory, Legal Services, and Other Resources for Low-Income Coloradans” from the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
- Denver Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Assistance
- “Find a Lawyer Directory” from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Additional must-have information
Our team is deeply committed to conducting legal advocacy for Colorado communities, but we are a small program with limited resources. Because of our limited capacity, we are only able to pursue a small fraction of the cases that come through our formal intake process.
All legal claims have time-sensitive deadlines. If you have an upcoming court date or deadline, we strongly advise seeking legal assistance elsewhere. We typically require several weeks or longer to respond to inquiries, and we cannot guarantee legal representation or advice.
How to connect with us
The CRLP is currently at capacity for our caseload and unable to consider new clients at this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please click here to find resources that may meet your needs.
If you have general questions about our program, feel free to call 303-839-1775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.