Who We Are

Our country rightfully takes great pride that its courts are open equally to all. But if you cannot afford a lawyer, the courthouse doors may as well be locked. Fortunately, the Legal Aid Foundation has helped ensure that free civil legal services are available to low-income Coloradans for over 40 years.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado.

Founded in 1981 in response to cuts in federal funding for legal aid, the Legal Aid Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised primarily of lawyers from around the state.

LAF Commitment to Racial Justice

As an organization committed to providing a meaningful voice in our civil justice system for those who would otherwise go unheard, the Legal Aid Foundation recognizes that equal justice is too often denied to those most in need of its guarantee. We stand in solidarity with all those in Colorado and across the country demanding racial justice and reaffirm our commitment to fostering an internal and external culture of anti-racism. As a funder of civil legal aid, we will continue the vital work of strengthening equitable access to justice for historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities in order to ensure fair treatment and facilitate the continued systemic changes that lead toward a more equal and just society for all.