LEGAL SERVICES

Bridge to Justice provides customized legal services in the following areas to qualifying individuals.

PRACTICE AREAS

FAMILY LAW
We represent and advise individuals in a wide range of domestic relations matters, including: divorce and legal separation, civil protection orders, step-parent adoption, decision-making, child support, maintenance (spousal support), modification of child support and parenting time orders, and other post-decree issues.

 

LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTES
We represent and advise landlords and tenants in areas of residential landlord-tenant disputes, including evictions, security deposit issues, housing conditions, and all other obligations of the parties under the lease.

CRIMINAL RECORDS SEALING, EXPUNGMENTS, AND SEX 

OFFENDER DEREGISTRATION

We can advise or represent you for requests to seal criminal arrest and conviction records and expunge juvenile delinquency records. We also offer representation for requests to deregister from the sex offender registry.

HEALTHCARE AND FOOD ASSISTANCE

Bridge to Justice offers free legal assistance to City of Boulder residents with healthcare and food assistance matters, including Medicaid, food stamps (SNAP), health exchange plans and tax credits for health plans. Our services also include advice and representation regarding applications, denials and terminations. This is a free service for consumers up to 80% of the Boulder Area Median Income (AMI) level (based on family size). Families over 80% of the AMI are currently ineligible. Funding for this project is provided by the Boulder Sugary-sweetened Beverage Product Distribution Tax.

To determine eligibility, please call us at (303) 443-1038 x104.

SERVICE FEES

According to the 2017 Colorado Bar Association Economic Survey, our rates are one-half to one-third of the market rate for a Colorado attorney with comparable experience.

We provide services to clients based on the 2018 HUD Low Income Guidelines. (see table below) For those who qualify, we charge a reduced rate for our representation based on a sliding scale:

For the first bracket (those who earn between 0% and 50% of the Area Median Income in Boulder County), we charge $115 per hour for out-of-court services, and $135 per hour for in-court and mediation services. 

For the second bracket (those who earn between 50% to 80% of Area Median Income in Boulder County), we charge $125 per hour for out-of-court services, and $145 per hour for in-court and mediation services. 

For all clients, travel time is billed at $60 per hour and work performed by a paralegal is billed at $35 per hour. 

A retainer is required for any ongoing work, including representation in court.