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1300 Broadway St., Ste 330
Denver, CO 80203
303-515-6920

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel welcomes law student interns, paralegal student interns and volunteers.  The OADC contracts with Attorneys, Investigators, Paralegals, and Social Workers across the state to represent defendants in every stage of a criminal proceeding, including trial, appeal, and post-conviction stages.  Interns and volunteers will have an opportunity to do meaningful work related to indigent criminal defense.  Placements may be within the agency or external, with our contract attorneys, depending on the intern's level of experience and interests.

If you are interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Your cover letter should clearly state the type of position you seek, your areas of interest, the number of hours you need (if an internship) and any specific deadlines you are required to meet.  Submission of your resume does not guarantee that you will be given a position with the OADC.

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation (incl. transgender status), or against persons with disabilities who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.

OADC Guidelines on Indigent Defense

Please use this link to access our Guidelines on Indigent Defense.

GUIDELINES ON INDIGENT DEFENSE

Compliments

Please use the following form and return to the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel by mail or email.

Link to Compliment Form here.

Return by US Mail to:

     Office of Alternate Defense Counsel
     1300 Broadway St., Ste. 330
     Denver, CO 80203

Or send via email by clicking here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OADC Open Records Procedures and Request Form

To access the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel's Open Records Procedures, please click this link: OADC Open Records Procedures and Request Form

The Public Access to Information and Records Rules may be viewed here.

Complaints

Please use the following form and return to the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel by mail or email.

Link to Compliment Form here.

Return by US Mail to:

     Office of Alternate Defense Counsel
     1300 Broadway St., Ste. 330
     Denver, CO 80203

Or send via email by clicking here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Filing a pro se 35(c)

In order to get counsel for a 35(c), you must first complete Form 4 (requesting counsel be appointed) and JDF208 and file these with the Court in which your case was filed. The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel cannot appoint an attorney to assist with filing the 35(c) motion. You must follow the procedure currently outlined in Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 35. This rule is strictly enforced.

To access the required forms and procedures, please see this article or visit the Forms and Procedures section of our website.

New Attorney Application

For Attorneys wishing to be added to the ADC list, please follow the following procedure:

  1. First, download the New Attorney Application Form.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Return the form along with the required attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by Lindy Frolich, who is the Alternate Defense Counsel and the final appointing authority. Lindy will evaluate your application to determine if there are any openings in the geographic locale or areas of criminal law in which you specialize.

While there are many lawyers who are interested in accepting appointments from the OADC, there are, unfortunately, a limited number of openings available, especially in some metro areas. If you have not heard from our office within a three month period, you are invited to contact the Administrative Assistant at 303-515-6921 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Upcoming Events

27 Sep 2017;
12:45PM - 06:30PM
The 2017 Fall Road Show - Durango
29 Sep 2017;
12:45PM - 06:30PM
The 2017 Fall Road Show - Glenwood Springs
04 Oct 2017;
12:45PM - 06:00PM
The 2017 Fall Road Show - Denver
06 Oct 2017;
12:45PM - 06:00PM
The 2017 Fall Road Show - Colorado Springs
27 Oct 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
OADC Commission Meeting