The NAMI Colorado Law line is a new service in which volunteer licensed Colorado attorney's provide limited free legal information and advice to persons who contact NAMI Colorado seeking such information and advice on issues related to mental health law and issues directly affecting persons who have a mental illness and their families or loved one.
Persons contacting NAMI Colorado for legal information and advice are entitled to receive a one time free 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.
This service will be provided to persons seeking limited legal legal information and advice in five targeted areas:
- involuntary civil commitment
- criminal cases
- special education
- trust, guardianships, special needs planning, Medicaid
Volunteer attorneys will provide confidential legal advice and consultation that is independently given and is not controlled in any manner by NAMI Colorado.
Persons who seek legal information and advice in the above targeted areas should contact NAMI Colorado by phone or email. NAMI Colorado's toll free number is 1-888-566-6264 and the local number is (303) 321-3104. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
A NAMI Colorado 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 five targeted areas.
Upon receiving the volunteer attorney's phone number, it is then the responsibility of the requesting person to contact that attorney by phone. Volunteer attorneys have agreed to return calls and provide phone consultation with a 48 hour time period, excluding weekend and holidays.