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CLS’s Specialized Immigrant Services Unit: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

by Allison Pofit Altaras

The Colorado Lawyer

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado kicks off its annual Associates Campaign for Justice on March 1. Now in its 12th year, the Associates Campaign has become a spring tradition at law firms around the state—and for good reason. The Associates Campaign provides an important funding source for Colorado Legal Services (CLS), the only agency in Colorado that offers free civil legal services to indigent clients and underserved populations in every single Colorado county. The Associates Campaign is also an opportunity for younger and newer attorneys to step up and assume a leadership role in supporting CLS and its 100-plus person staff, who are dedicated to serving the nearly 900,000 Coloradans who are income-eligible for CLS’s services.

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