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CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program Client Eligibility Requirements


Civil Rights Intake

Types of cases we litigate

Before accepting a case, the CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program considers:

  • Individual with a disability?

The Civil Rights Legal Program only represents individuals with disabilities, organizations that represent individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals who have a relationship with individuals with disabilities.

  • Is the individual a CCDC member or willing to join?

CCDC is a membership organization and the Civil Rights Legal Program represents CCDC and its members. Membership is free.

  • Does the case involve discrimination based on a disability?

Our cases focus on Coloradans who are denied access to something or who cannot get the services they need because they have a disability.

Before contacting the CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program, please note the following guidelines.

First, we do not handle the following types of cases: criminal defense; parole; family law (including child support, child custody, and divorce); personal injury; immigration; consumer fraud; insurance issues or IRS and tax issues. CCDC is NOT an attorney referral service. If you need assistance with one of these types of cases, and/or if you need a list of attorneys or information about organizations that assist low-income Coloradans with legal matters, we recommend you consult:

Second, we are not a provider of general legal services; we only litigate cases where there has been a violation of a person’s civil rights. Accordingly, we are unable to provide advice or other types of assistance, including legal research, reviewing documents, or providing referrals.  This policy allows us to direct the necessary resources to those cases that we do accept.

Third, filling out our online intake form or completing the intake interview process does not form an attorney­-client relationship, nor does it guarantee that CCDC will help you in any way.

Fourth, we are a small non­profit organization, dedicated to using legal advocacy to empower Colorado communities. There are many cases and problems of unfairness and injustice that the CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program is simply unable to handle.  We receive many requests for assistance each month and have limited staff and resources. We ultimately pursue a small fraction of cases that come in through our public intake process.

Important: All legal claims have time deadlines.  Please be careful when requesting assistance for an issue with an upcoming deadline.  If you are facing an upcoming court date or similar deadline, it is highly recommended that you continue to seek legal assistance elsewhere. Typically, we need several weeks, and sometimes longer, to respond and cannot guarantee that we will provide you with legal representation or advice.

To begin the intake process, please call 303-660-8254 or e-mail to schedule a telephone interview, or fill out the civil rights intake form below.


Important Notice
CCDC’s employees and/or volunteers are NOT acting as your attorney. Responses you receive via electronic mail, phone, or in any other manner DO NOT create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), or any employee of, or other person associated with, CCDC. The only way an attorney-client relationship is established is if you have a signed retainer agreement with one of the CCDC Legal Program attorneys.

Information received from CCDC’s employees or volunteers, or from this site, should NOT be considered a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. DOES NOT provide any legal advice, and you should consult with your own lawyer for legal advice. This website is a general service that provides information over the internet. The information contained on this site is general information and should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation.

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