June, 2014

Save the Date: Project Homeless Connect #14

Save the date for the next Project Homeless Connect on November 17, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center. Sponsored by the City of Denver, this one-day event connects homeless individuals to services including public benefits, medical care, employment opportunities and legal assistance. Since 2005, the Colorado Lawyers Committee has coordinated the legal component of the...

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Lawyers Committee Presents 2014 Annual Report

The Colorado Lawyers Committee’s 2014 Annual Report is here! The report describes the extensive accomplishments during the last year of our extraordinary volunteers on the 27 Colorado Lawyers Committee task forces. The 2014 Annual Report includes brief project descriptions, photographs, and information about our contributing law firms, leaders, and other supporters. To read it online,...

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Lawyers Committee Successfully Supports ID Legislation

Governor Hickenlooper recently signed two bills (SB-87 and SB-194) that will assist individuals who have trouble obtaining state IDs; both bills were supported by the work of the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s ID Task Force. Though state-issued IDs are required to secure housing, employment, and public benefits, they have been historically difficult to obtain for certain individuals, including...

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Taylor Ranch Team Succeeds…Again!

Congratulations to the Taylor Ranch Litigation Task Force on their latest victory in the ongoing battle to secure access rights for landowners in the San Luis Valley! Formed in 1996, the Task Force is the oldest of the Lawyers Committee’s projects; for almost two decades, volunteer lawyers have defended the rights of property owners in the San Luis Valley to exercise their traditional use rights...

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