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County Attorney
The County Attorney: Amy R. Folsom

200 South Cascade Avenue Suite 150
Colorado Springs, CO  80903-2208
Tel (719) 520-6485
FAX (719) 520-6487
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County Attorney's Office/Civil Division (Ph. 719-520-6485)

State law requires the Office of the County Attorney to primarily represent the interests of the Board of County Commissioners, its various administrative departments, and appointed advisory boards.

Although not required by law to do so, the Office of the County Attorney also represents the interests of other elected or appointed officials when those interests are compatible with those of the County and no other legal representation is available.

Since 1986, the Office of the County Attorney has assumed the responsibility for representing the County in all public liability and tort actions as a result of the County being self-insured. Likewise, the Office of the County Attorney represents the County, its departments or other elected officials in a variety of other civil matters.

County Attorney's Office/Human Services Division (Ph. 719-520-7000)

The County Attorney Office's Human Services Division provides legal advice, opinions, and representation to the El Paso County Department of Human Services in dependency and neglect cases, as well as processing public and attorney requests for access to said agency's files. These services include temporary shelter hearings, adjudicatory trials, dispositional hearings, permanency planning and permanent custody hearings, parental rights termination trials, guardianships, emergency protective hearings and jury trials.  The Division also provides representation in adult protective matters, involuntary mental health commitment proceedings, and drug and alcohol commitment matters.  In addition, the Division provides on-going training in matters relating to courtroom procedure, presentation of evidence, substantive areas of the Children's Code, and changes in pertinent state and federal law to personnel of the Department of Human Services.

Where to call for information

NOTE: Please see hot-line numbers below for the Department of Human Services

If you have questions regarding:

Traffic matters
Civil litigation matters
How to find a Public Defender;  
How to contact a Judge 

Fourth Judicial District Court House

Ph. (719) 448-7700.

Legal representation

Private attorney of your choice; 
the El Paso County Bar Association for lawyer referral; or, 
if you can't afford an attorney you may wish to contact Colorado Legal Services
Ph. (719) 636-1532

Ph. (719) 471-0380

Criminal matters and prosecution; 
Traffic matters; 
Consumer fraud;
Economic crime matters 

Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office

Ph. (719) 520-6000

Child support matters

Child Support Services of Colorado

 

Ph. (719) 457-6330

Child abuse issues;

Mental health or alcohol/drug commitment procedures

 

County Attorney's Office Human Services Division

Ph. (719) 520-7000

 

Please contact the following Human Services hot- lines regarding:

 

Adult welfare (any adult in need of protection)

Ph. (719) 444-5755

Child abuse or out-of-control children

Ph. (719) 444-5700

Emancipation

Ph. (719) 444-5996