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Hunter Metcalf
Are the days of retainers and hourly rate billing for legal services over? Probably not, but Avvo, Inc., may be leading the industry in this direction with a new, fixed-fee billing model. Through Avvo Legal Services (ALS), users are connected with a pool of local attorneys who agree to provide limited scope...
Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
In January, Law Week Colorado covered Denver’s new Center for Out-of-Court Divorce . The Center, based on IAALS’ recommended model for child- and family-centric divorce and separation services, grew out of our pilot project at the University of Denver, known as the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families...
Hunter Metcalf
Likened to an emergency tool kit for divorce, DivorceForce.com is one of many online divorce support groups that have been appearing in recent years. Wendy Paris, author of Splitopia , recently interviewed a co-founder of the organization, who spoke about the power created “when people going through like experiences...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The Utah Supreme Court has approved the development of a new program to help litigants navigate the court system . A Supreme Court Task Force established to examine the issue recommended that Limited Paralegal Practitioners (LPPs) be authorized to assist clients with filling out legal forms and preparing settlements,...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
In 2013, the Colorado Judicial Branch created the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator (Sherlock) program. The Sherlocks , operating in courthouses in each of Colorado’s judicial districts, assist litigants with information on court procedures, forms, and resources offered by the court and outside organizations...
Guest Post
Susan E. Carparelli
So often when parents begin the process of separation and divorce they feel vulnerable and uncertain about how to proceed. Their greatest fear is the potential of harm to their children. The Center for Out of Court Divorce – Denver (COCD or Center) offers parents a proven way forward that is designed to reduce...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
In the Jefferson County District Courthouse in Golden, Colorado, family law self-represented litigants in court on post-decree matters have a new resource available to them. The Turelli Foundation, formed by retired Judge Richard Turelli and retired family law attorney Randy Mustain-Wood, has developed a process for...

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