The Carnegie Library recently announced it would be hosting a new monthly legal clinic sponsored by Colorado Legal Services on selected Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The first legal clinic was held Monday, Dec. 16 in the library’s Tech Room.

This new clinic is in addition to the monthly Free Legal Help program the library has held for many months.

The new clinic is for low-income applicants, as described below. If you, or anyone you know needs legal assistance and might qualify, the library asks you to let them know about this clinic.

There are some differences between the two monthly clinics:

— The attorney, Erin Harris, from Colorado Legal Services, will be physically present at the clinic, whereas our Legal Help attorney uses a video chat to talk with clients.

— The new clinic will use a walk-in format, so there is no need to sign up prior to the day of the clinic, whereas our Legal Help program requires prior signups. Because of this, we encourage you to come in early and get your name in the queue.

— The new clinic will be for low-income applicants only, whereas the Legal Help program is open for all clients, regardless of income. There is a table of income levels based on household size to use to determine if you qualify. The threshold income is 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG).

Both clinics are for discussing civil matters only — no criminal cases are handled.

Scheduled future dates for the clinic, through April, 2020 are: January 13, February 24, March 23 and April 27.

If you have any questions or would like more information, call the library at 719-846-6841.

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