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Q: What happens if you cannot afford to defend yourself in a civil lawsuit? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: What happens if you cannot afford to defend yourself in a civil lawsuit?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: spacehog371-ga
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Posted: 10 Nov 2005 23:33 PST
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Question ID: 591803
What happens if you are sued and you cannot afford to defend yourself?
This would be for the state of Colorado.
Subject: Re: What happens if you cannot afford to defend yourself in a civil lawsuit?
Answered By: wonko-ga on 11 Nov 2005 11:45 PST
You either represent yourself or you find an attorney to work for you
at a reduced fee or for free (pro bono).  I have provided a link to a
website with an extensive list of legal aid groups in Colorado, one of
which may be able to help you.  Unlike in a criminal case, the court
will not appoint an attorney for you.



"Violations of private rights and duties are considered civil cases.
Suits can be brought for such matters as the recovery of damages from
negligence, breach of contract, or violation of civil rights. The
court does not appoint attorneys in civil cases; however, legal aid
services may be available for people who cannot afford a lawyer to
represent them in civil matters."

"Colorado Courts at a Glance" Colorado Judicial Branch, Office of the
State Court Administrator

"Legal aid organizations and pro bono programs in Colorado." Pro Bono
Net (2002)

Search terms:  "Colorado legal services"; "civil suit" "cannot afford
a lawyer" colorado
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