Access to Justice During the Coronavirus

Amy Goscha, a founding partner of Kalamaya | Goscha has been appointed as co-chair of the Fifth Judicial District Access to Justice Committee which includes Eagle, Summit, Lake, and Clear Creek counties. 

The Colorado Access to Justice Commission

The Colorado Access to Justice Commission is an independent entity formed in 2003 with the support of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Bar Association and the Statewide Legal Services Group.

The Mission of the Access to Justice Commission is to develop, coordinate and implement policy initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for persons who encounter barriers in gaining access to Colorado’s civil justice system. Click here to access the website.

The Local Access to Justice Support Committee

The Local Access to Justice Support Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Access to Justice Commission is currently chaired by Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Lino S. Lipinsky. 

Judge Lipinsky held a statewide subcommittee meeting on April 15, 2020 to discuss the Access to Justice efforts, challenges and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Judge Lipinsky requested for Amy to provide a report on the townhall Kalamaya | Goscha hosted in collaboration with the Continental Divide Bar Association and the 5th Judicial District bench by videoconference on April 1, 2020. 

The subcommittee discussed that continued collaboration throughout the districts between the bench and the bar is imperative to address current challenges and needs for the litigants, the courts, and attorneys. 

Resource List

Amy also reported to the statewide committee that her local Access to Justice Committee which is comprised of local judges, court personnel, and attorneys will make available a Resource List they are creating for patrons throughout the counties. The Resource List will be available online and through the courts for individuals to easily navigate access to local resources including crisis intervention, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, children & family, disabled or in need, employment, legal aid, housing and immigration services.

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