The NAMI Colorado Law Line

  


NAMI Colorado Law Line: Volunteer licensed Colorado attorneys provide limited free legal information and advice to persons who contact NAMI Colorado seeking information on issues relating to mental health law and issues directly affecting persons who have mental illness and their families or loved ones.

This service will be provided to persons who contact NAMI Colorado seeking limited legal information and advice in 8 targeted areas:


1) Involuntary civil commitment
2) Criminal cases
3) Immigration
4) Employment
5) Trusts, guardianships, special needs planning, Medicaid
6) Social Security disability
7) Family law - limited to Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, and Jefferson counties
8) Special Education law

(*Note*) The person contacting NAMI Colorado must be a person with a mental illness, their family member, or a loved one.
 

Persons contacting NAMI Colorado for such legal information and advice are entitled to receive a one time free 15 minute phone consultation with a volunteer attorney.  This service is expressly limited to legal consultation and advice by phone and does not provide any legal representation in court.

Volunteer attorneys will provide confidential legal advice and consultation that is independently given and is not controlled in any manner by NAMI Colorado.

Persons seeking legal information in the above areas must contact NAMI Colorado by phone or email and request such information.  A NAMI staff member will screen requests and if the above criteria are met, will provide the person with the name and phone number of the volunteer attorney with special knowledge in one of the above targeted areas.  

Phone:  303-321-3104 or email: helpline@namicolorado.org.

Upon receiving the volunteer attorney's phone number, it is then the responsibility of the person to contact the attorney by phone.  Volunteer attorneys have agreed to return their call and provide a 15 minute phone consultation within a 48 hour time period, excluding weekends and holidays.