About Us

Founded in 1978, the Colorado Lawyers Committee is a nonpartisan consortium of more than 55 Colorado law firms dedicated to creating and increasing opportunities for children, the poor and other disadvantaged communities through advocacy, negotiation and litigation. The lawyers who donate their time through the Lawyers Committee focus primarily on major public policy issues and systemic changes rather than representation of individuals. This past year, 800 volunteers donated more than $2.2 million worth of time to Colorado Lawyers Committee projects. The Colorado Lawyers Committee is affiliated with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington D.C. and similar organizations in seven other cities throughout the country.

The Colorado Lawyers Committee usually has 20 active projects in the areas of: Poverty & Public Benefits, Civil Rights & Criminal Law, Children’s Rights & Education, Community Development, and Immigration. Click here to learn more about our projects. For information about the projects our volunteers have taken on since 1978, please take a look at our 35th Anniversary Report.

We invite you to join us as an individual contributor, as a contributing law firm, or as a volunteer on one of the many projects that is described in this website. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Connie Talmage, Executive Director
Liza Prado, Associate Director
Linda Futrell, Office Administrator