LLP Programs and Access to Justice in Colorado with Maha Kamal | Episode 102

Divorce at Altitude Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Welcome to another episode of Divorce at Altitude. Joining us in conversation today is Maha Kamal, founding attorney at Colorado Family Law Project. Join us to learn who qualifies for an LLP’s support, what Access to Justice is, and how the LLP program looks to solve simple divorce cases. 

Maha sees the role of an LLP fitting into the legal system similarly to that of a physician’s assistant, with its own flourishing community serving a different purpose that doesn’t infringe on that of an attorney. We touch on limited scope, the development of state-specific LLP materials, and the role of National roundtable discussions, before Maha gives us a rundown of the timeline for proposal submission and eventual implementation in Colorado.  

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A definition for what an LLP is: Limited License Paraprofessional.
  • The LLP’s purpose to complement attorney work and to address access to justice crisis.
  • The process of becoming co-chair and formalizing a preliminary report.
  • The Supreme Court’s response to the report and the conversation around details.
  • What Access to Justice is and why it’s so important.
  • How limited scope ties into Access to Justice. 
  • The intent of the program to address simple divorce cases.
  • The net marital asset cap which currently sits at 200 000.
  • What happens when it is discovered at a later stage where the couple exceeds the cap.
  • Collaborations with the Utah model to develop the LLP material in Colorado.
  • What can come from hearing out attorneys: hearing points you hadn’t considered. 
  • The role of the National Roundtable discussions. 
  • Their goal for a proposal for implementation by June.
  • Her focus on families who do not have support, along with mediations, having completed her CFI training.

What is Divorce at Altitude?

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law.

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