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Colorado Legal Services investments into the state’s, Weld County’s future are paying off – Greeley Tribune

The Colorado Legal Services at 912 8th Avenue in downtown Greeley helps with legal help for those who cannot afford legal advice.(Jim Rydbom/Staff Photographer)

Colorado Legal Services is putting in the work now so the state — and Weld County — can reap the benefits down the line.

The nonprofit provides free civil legal services to qualified low-income Coloradans, handling more than 358 Weld County cases in 2022, according to a report from Community Services Analysis.

Those cases spanned everything from tenant-landlord disputes to public benefits issues to debtor relief. And they led to an immediate and long-term impact of over $4.2 million throughout the county, according to the report.

But how exactly?

That $4.2 million is what the people of Weld County — and the county itself — saved in 2022, plus what they are expected to save in the future…

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