October, 2014

Lawyers Committee Volunteers Defeat Colorado’s Marriage Equality Ban

Congratulations to Lawyers Committee volunteers on successfully challenging Colorado’s Marriage Equality Ban in McDaniel-Miccio v. State of Colorado. As a result of this and other court cases, on October 7, 2014 Colorado Attorney General John Suthers instructed all 64 county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the State of Colorado. This effort was led by John McHugh...

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Lawyers Committee Advocates for Unrepresented Immigrant Children

The Colorado Lawyers Committee is pleased to co-sponsor a training session for non-immigration attorneys on representing child asylum seekers. Since 2014, Colorado has experienced an exponential increase in the number of unaccompanied children before the Denver Immigration Court. There is no right to appointed counsel in immigration proceedings for these children. This training will equip...

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New Task Force to Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Colorado Lawyers Committee is pleased to announce a new task force exploring the prosecution of children for minor school misconduct. The School Discipline Task Force is examining compliance with the reporting requirements of the 2012 Colorado School Discipline Bill and researching other legal interventions to help end the school-to-prison pipeline. Click here to learn more about the School...

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Lawyers Committee Welcomes New Associate Director

The Colorado Lawyers Committee is pleased to welcome Amanda Hoffman as our new Associate Director. Amanda is a Colorado native, attended the University of Colorado, and received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 2001. Amanda has a strong commitment to community service and has enjoyed volunteering on behalf of many organizations including the Children’s Museum of Denver...

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Lawyers Committee Celebrates Legal Night Volunteers

The Colorado Lawyers Committee will celebrate our Legal Night volunteers at a reception on Wednesday, October 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Lawyers Committee is proud to recognize the over 1,000 volunteer attorneys who have helped more than 18,000 people through our Legal Night Clinics. New volunteers are welcome to attend this event and learn more about Legal Night in Denver and Greeley....

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