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American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

400 Corona Street
Denver, CO 80218-3915
Contact: Mark Silverstein, Legal Director; Sue Armstrong, Executive Director; Dipak Patel, Intake Director
Phone: 303.777.5482; Fax: 303.777.1773
E-mail: msilver2@worldnet.att.net; sarmstrong@aclu-co.org; dpatel@aclu-co.org
Website: American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

The ACLU is a private, non-profit, pro-bono provider that litigates exclusively in the civil rights/civil liberties, Constitutional law area. Fee: None. Assistance in Spanish is available.


Anti-Defamation League

1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1301 
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.830.7177
Fax: 303.831.1554
E-mail: Denver@adl.org
Website: Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Friday

The Anti-Defamation League is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry through programs and services that counteract hatred and prejudice. The Mountain States Office located in Denver and covering the states of Colorado and Wyoming, provides advice and informal intervention in disputes involving issues of discrimination and/or religious liberty. The ADL does not provide legal representation, but does maintain a list of lawyers who have offered to provide advice or representation on a private basis. Fee: none.


Colorado Civil Rights Division

1560 Broadway, Suite 1050
Denver, CO 80202-5143
Contact: Wendell L. Pryor, Director
Phone: 303.894.2997
Fax: 303.894.7830; 800.CO-CIVIL (262.4845)
Website: DORA: Division of Civil Rights
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

The Colorado Civil Rights Division administers and enforces Colorado’s civil rights laws in employment, housing and public accommodations. The Colorado Revised Statutes (1988) prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, creed, color, marital status (housing and public accommodations), and familial status (housing only). Discrimination in employment based on age or marriage to a co-worker also is prohibited. The CCRD implements the civil rights statutes through administrative enforcement (compliance) and outreach (research and education). Training programs are available in all aspects of civil rights, sexual harassment, preventive and ethnic and disability sensitivity. Publications are available in Spanish and English regarding current civil rights laws. Fee: Most services are free. There is a $5 fee for copies of laws, rules and regulations. Call for more information regarding fees for staff training.


Colorado Legal Initiatives Project

P.O. Box 300397
Denver, CO 80203
Contact: Michael Brewer, Legal Director
Phone: 303.282.5602

A non-profit law office specializing in cases concerning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Assistance in Spanish is available.


The Center’s Legal Initiatives Project

P.O. Box 9798
Denver, CO 80209
Location: 1050 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.733.PRIDE (7743); Youth: Crisis Pager: 303.461.1650
Hours: 10:00 – 6:00, Monday-Friday (Groups in evenings)
Hours: 10:00 – 10:00, Monday-Friday; 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. (as groups require)

The GLBCSCC’s mission is to create a place for the GLBT community. CLIP, a program of The Center, offers legal advocacy and referrals for the GLBT community, and those living with HIV. The Center also provides support groups, health & wellness (including Hepatitis vaccinations); HIV/AIDS prevention, lesbian cancer support services, mental health treatment (on a sliding scale), medical referral services, social activities, free medical clinic, emergency referrals and social and support activities. Youth services include a resource center.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 510
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.866.1300
Website: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Allow 1-1/2 hrs. for processing job-related discrimination charges)
(Potential charging parties should call to schedule an appointment).

The agency receives and investigates allegations of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. It provides advice and technical assistance to attorneys representing plaintiffs in federal litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. This agency also enforces the various laws by filing direct suits or intervening in existing lawsuits. Fee: None. Assistance in Spanish is available.