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Our Mission

We seek justice for those struggling with poverty and oppression

We seek justice for people who struggle with poverty and oppression. We do this through compassionate civil legal representation in a way that affirms their dignity and strengthens their capacity to positively direct their own lives. 

Our Vision

To offer God’s loving grace and improve lives

To live out God’s call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our neighbors. We offer our services to all individuals, no matter their immigration status, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

Our History

Over 15 years of service to the Denver metro area

Co-founders, Steve Thompson and Sulma Mendoza, opened JAMLAC’s doors in 2006 in response to a deep desire to fight injustice that those struggling with poverty face. JAMLAC began in a converted hotel room at Joshua Station and served 96 clients the first year. Now, in a much bigger space, we have 16 staff members and help 2,000 people annual. 

Our Values

Called by something larger, we serve those in need

We are a faith-based legal aid organization called to live out God’s call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our neighbors.

Our Programs

The ways we give back

Because 86 percent of our clients are survivors of violent crimes, we partner with other local service organizations to provide our clients with access to the holistic support and care they need to move forward with dignity.

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Immigration

Assistance for victims, juveniles, DACA and other relief

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Family Law

Custody, Marriage Dissolution, Protection Orders

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Pro Bono Project

Representation for Civil Matters through volunteer attorneys

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Workshops & Clinic

Legal information and advice

Our Team

Who and what we are

Our team of attorneys, paralegals and administrators are committed to bridging the gap between our clients and the justice they seek.

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Steve Thompson

Lead Servant and Senior Attorney

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Jose Escobar

Associate Director and Family Law Attorney

Sulma Mendoza
Sulma Mendoza

Immigration Director

Nikki Koster
Nikki Koster

Director of Development

Marlene Bedoya
Marlene Bedoya

Communications Manager & Development Officer

Miriam Miranda
Miriam Miranda

Victim Advocate

Elizabeth Davidson
Elizabeth Davidson

Family Law Attorney & Office Manager

Ruby Crews
Ruby Crews

Family Law Attorney

Amy Enriquez
Amy Enriquez

Paralegal

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Rosanna Mendoza-Rios

Paralegal

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Claudia Rueda

Paralegal

McKenna
McKenna Newsum Schoenberg

Immigration Attorney

Carmen Stevens
Carmen Stevens

Immigration Paralegal

Vicky Guerrero
Vicky Guerrero

Immigration Paralegal & Workshop Coordinator

Janette Torreblanca
Janette Torreblanca

Receptionist

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Carolyn Gravit

Pro Bono Director

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Aide Salazar Zetina

Bilingual Navigator

Board of Directors

Leading through example and insight

Our Partners

who we join with

Collaboration is integral to the success of JAMLAC and the people we serve. Current Partners Collaboration is integral
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In their words

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