Meet Matt Baca
New Executive Director of Colorado Legal Services
Matt Baca, one of the Colorado Access to Justice Commissioners, began in April as the Executive Director of Colorado's largest legal aid provider - Colorado Legal Services (CLS). CLS is a statewide nonprofit legal aid program that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and seniors across Colorado. CLS offers free legal assistance in a range of areas, like family law, consumer protection, eviction defense, and services for survivors of serious crime and human trafficking.
Matt returns to CLS after an appointment by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as Director of Community Engagement, and worked on the statewide eviction moratorium during the pandemic, defending a lawsuit challenging the moratorium. Before working for Attorney General Weiser, Matt worked as a Staff Attorney in CLS's Migrant Farm Worker Division and was an integral part of the team that tried the first civil human trafficking trial in Colorado. Matt grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado Boulder before graduating from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, simultaneously earning a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Learn more about Matt Baca here.