This is the Denver Bar Foundation's page for Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Celebrating its 50th year anniversary, Metro Volunteer Lawyers (formerly the Thursday Night Bar) is a program of the Denver Bar Association, working to help bridge the gap in access to justice by coordinating the provision of pro bono civil legal services by attorneys within the Denver Metro Area to people in need. Metro Volunteer Lawyers is partially funded by the Denver Bar Foundation.
"On those rare days when I question why I became an attorney in the first place, I open my middle drawer of my desk and pull out thank you notes I've saved from former MVL and Project Safeguard clients and I am reminded of the good attorneys can do for people. I know first-hand how important MVL is for low income individuals in need of legal assistance in Denver. I have been an attorney in Colorado for almost 20 years and have volunteered with MVL in the past so I am familiar with the great work that MVL does. The past few years I have been too busy to volunteer with MVL as much as I'd like because of other volunteer commitments and so I thought a donation would be in order this year."
"I was overwhelmed by fear of what might happen to my daughter. Metro Volunteer Lawyers gave me peace and faith in humanity. From the time I met them, I knew how committed they were to help. I will be thankful to this group of lawyers for the rest of my life. The quality of support from Metro Volunteer Lawyers was excellent, especially the attorney who took my case who exceeded my expectations. He always displayed so much professionalism. Thanks to the commitment and great heart of this group of lawyers, my life took a complete change forever, and I obtained so much peace. Thank you wholeheartedly to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and I wish them the very best."
-Client of MVL's Family Law Court Program