Please tell us which of the legal problems listed below are the most important for Colorado Legal Services (CLS) to focus on when helping low-income people. 

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* 1. Benefits for Low-Income People- how important is it for CLS to focus on Benefits for Low-Income People (for example, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), etc.)

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Benefits for Low-Income People

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* 2. If you checked Very Important or Important for Benefits for Low-Income People above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 3.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Food Stamps
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits
Women, Infants, Children's Benefits (WIC)
Unemployment Compensation
Old Age Pension (OAP)
Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
Other

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* 3. Rights of Persons Who Have Been Discriminated Against - how important is it for CLS to focus on the Rights of Persons Who Have Been Discriminated Against because they are disabled or don't speak English well?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Rights of Persons Who Have Been Discriminated Against

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* 4. If you checked Very Important or Important for Rights of Persons Who Have Been Discriminated Against above, then continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 5.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Rights of Persons with Physical or Mental Disabilities
Guardianship Issues
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Issues
Discrimination by Government Officials
Government Officials Detaining People Without Cause
Lack of Qualified Interpreters in Courts, Welfare Offices, Police Stations
Profiling
Other

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* 5. Debt Problems - how important is it for CLS to focus on Debt Problems?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Debt Problems

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* 6. If you checked Very Important or Important for Debt Problems above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 7.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Collection Issues
Collection Agency Abuses
Wage Garnishments
Repossessions
Bankruptcies
Other

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* 7. Problems with Loans or Utilities - how important is it for CLS to focus on Problems with Loans or Utilities?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Loans or Utilities

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* 8. If you checked Very Important or Important for Problems with Loans or Utilities above, continue with each sub-category below. If not, skip to question 9.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Payday Loans
Other Loans or Installment Purchases
Public Utilities (Deposits; Reconnections; Shut-offs)
Other

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* 9. Problems with Products or Services You Have Paid For - how important is it for CLS to focus on Problems with Products or Services You Have Paid For?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Products or Services You Have Paid For

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* 10. If you checked Very Important or Important for Problems with Products or Services You Have Paid For above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 11.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Faulty Merchandise or Dishonest Seller Practices
Contracts/Warranties
Problems with Repairs
Other

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* 11. Family Law Issues Involving Domestic Violence - how important is it for CLS to focus on Family Law Issues Involving Domestic Violence?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Family Law Issues Involving Domestic Violence

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* 12. If you checked Very Important or Important for Family Law Issues Involving Domestic Violence above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 13.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Temporary and Permanent Orders of Protection (to assist domestic violence victims and other crime victims)
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (Custody)
Issues that Arise after Final Orders Have Been Entered
Child Support Issues
Termination of Parental Rights
Parent Abduction of Child
Grandparent Visitation
Paternity
Other

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* 13. Family Law Issues Not Involving Domestic Violence - how important is it for CLS to focus on Family Law Issues Not Involving Domestic Violence?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Family Law Issues Not Involving Domestic Violence

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* 14. If you checked Very Important or Important for Family Law Issues Not Involving Domestic Violence above, continue with each subcategory below. if not, skip to question 15.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (Custody)
Issues that Arise after Final Orders Have Been Entered
Child Support Issues
Adoption
Paternity
Termination of Parental Rights
Parent Abduction of Child
Grandparent Visitation
Other

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* 15. Educating People about Their Legal Rights - how important is it for CLS to focus on Educating People about Their Legal Rights?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Educating People about Their Legal Rights

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* 16. If you checked Very Important or Important for Educating People about Their Legal Rights above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 17.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Information about Consumer Issues
Information about Eligibility for Public Assistance Benefits
Information about Representing Yourself in Family Cases
Information about Tenants' Rights
Information about Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney
Other

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* 17. Treatment at Work - how important is it for CLS to focus on how people are Treated at Work?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Treatment at Work

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* 18. If you checked Very Important or Important forTreatment at Work above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 19,

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Retaliation (for applying for worker's comp or unemployment comp, for making a health or safety complaint, for asking for better wages or working conditions)
Sexual Harassment
Discrimination 
Unethical Farm Labor Contractors
Other

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* 19. Wage Problems - how important is it for CLS to focus on Wage Problems?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Wage Problems

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* 20. If you checked Very Important or Important for Wage Problems above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 21.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Issues with Employers Paying Less than Minimum Wage or Less than Promised Wage
Bonuses that are not Paid
Unauthorized Deductions from Wages
Working Conditions
Getting paid in cash when want paycheck
Other

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* 21. Health Care Issues - how important is it for CLS to focus on Health Care Issues?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Health Care Issues

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* 22. If you checked Very Important or Important for Health Care Issues above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 23.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Medicaid
Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits
Medicare
Home and Community-based Services (HCBS)
Access to Hospital and Emergency Care
Medical Debt
Other

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* 23. Health and Safety at Work - how important is it for CLS to focus on Health and Safety Issues at Work?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Health and Safety Issues at Work

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* 24. If you checked Very Important or Important for Health and Safety Issues at Work  above, continue with each sub-category below. If not, skip to question 25.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Exposure to Pesticides
Lack of Adequate Bathrooms
Lack of Water or Hand-Washing Facilities
Presence of Hazards
Noise Issues
Other

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* 25. Problems with Landlords - how important is it for CLS to focus on Problems with Landlords?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Landlords

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* 26. If you checked Very Important or Important for Problems with Landlords above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 27.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Lockouts
Housing Conditions
Evictions/Terminations
Security Deposit Issues
Landlord Harassment
Large Rent Increase
Landlord's Failure to Provide Receipt for Cash Payment of Rent
Other

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* 27. Problems with Home Ownership - how important is it for CLS to focus on Problems with Home Ownership?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Home Ownership

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* 28. If you checked Very Important or Important for Problems with Home Ownership above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 29.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Home Repair Issues
Foreclosures
Predatory Mortgage Lending
Mobile Home Issues
Other

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* 29. Native American/Tribal Law - how important is it for CLS to focus on Native American/Tribal Law Issues?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Native American/Tribal Law Issues

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* 30. If you checked Very Important or Important for Native American/Tribal Law Issues above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 31.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Indian Civil Rights Act
Enforcement of Native American and/or Tribal Law
Bureau of Indian Affairs Probates
K-12 School Quality
Other

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* 31. Problems with Public Housing - how important is it for CLS to focus on Problems with Public Housing?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Problems with Public Housing

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* 32. If you checked Very Important or Important for Problems with Public Housing above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 33.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Termination/Denial of Section 8 or Public Housing
Admissions
Evictions
Enforcement of Tenants' Rights
Security Deposit Issues
Other

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* 33. Senior Issues - how important is it for CLS to focus on Senior Issues?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Senior Issues

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* 34. If you checked Very Important or Important for Senior Issues above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 35.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Abuse of the Elderly
Fraud Against the Elderly
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Problems with Nursing Homes
Wills/Estates
Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills
Medicare/Medicaid
Other

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* 35. Education - how important is it for CLS to focus on Education Issues?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Education Issues

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* 36. If you checked Very Important or Important for Education Issues above, continue with each subcategory below. If not, skip to question 37.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Special Education Issues
Discrimination Issues
Access to Instruction in Native Language
Other

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* 37. Civil Legal Needs of Vulnerable Populations (e.g., victims of human trafficking, migrant farm workers, LGBTQ individuals, persons who don’t have state identification documents, etc.) - how important is it for CLS to focus on the Civil Legal Needs of Vulnerable Populations?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Civil Legal Needs of Vulnerable Populations

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* 38. If you checked Very Important or Important for Civil Legal Needs of Vulnerable Populations above, continue with each subcategory below. If no, skip to question 39.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Assist victims of human trafficking (people who are forced into work or sex acts against their will) by helping with petitions for legal status or by suing employers
Assist persons who are homeless with their civil legal needs
Assist migrant and agricultural farm workers by filing wage claims and other lawsuits against employers
Assist persons in obtaining state identification documents that are necessary to apply for public benefits, housing, health care and employment
Assist LGBTQ individuals with their civil legal needs
Other

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* 39. Immigration/Naturalization - how important is it for CLS to focus on Immigration/Naturalization?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Immigration/Naturalization

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* 40. If you checked Very Important or Important for Immigration/Naturalization above, continue with each subcategory below. If no, skip to question 41.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Assistance with Applications
Representation at Immigration Court Hearings
Other

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* 41. Are there any other types of cases you think CLS should focus on but are not listed above? Please explain.

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* 42. What prevents people from accessing CLS?

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* 43. What does CLS do well?

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* 44. How can CLS improve its services to clients?

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* 45. Do you have other suggestions or comments?

Thank you for your assistance!
If you have questions regarding the survey, please contact Molly Ryan, Director of Administration and Access for CLS at 719-471-0380, Ext. 153.

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