We are excited to announce that this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon keynote speaker is Ken Armstrong. Ken is an investigative reporter and Pulitzer-Prize winning author, currently working for The Marshall Project, where he writes about criminal justice. Ken’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Paris Review, Mother Jones, and This American Life. He recently received the John Chancellor Award from Columbia University for lifetime achievement, and has also been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and the McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton.
Ken will speak about Dick Cunningham, a criminal defense attorney who helped free innocent men on Illinois’ Death Row and was instrumental in the state’s moratorium on executions.
We look forward to welcoming Ken to Denver! You can join us at the Annual Awards Luncheon on May 5th by purchasing tickets here.
We are delighted to announce that we will be honoring David W. Stark of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP with the 2017 Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award at our upcoming Annual Awards Luncheon.
The CLC recognizes Dave Stark for his leadership of the Children’s Task Force and his multiple contributions to the work of the Lawyers Committee and its management. For more than 15 years, Dave has served as Chair (sometimes with a co-chair) of the Children’s Task Force in its efforts to improve conditions for children.
In addition to his substantive work on Lawyers Committee projects, Dave has been involved in the leadership of the Lawyers Committee. He served on the Board of Directors in 2002 and rejoined the Board in 2013. For the last three years, Dave has served on the Executive Committee, and during 2015, helped guide the organization through a critical expansion period that included the creation of the Young Lawyers Division.
Please join us at this year’s Awards Luncheon to honor Dave. We are incredibly grateful for your dedication, Dave. Congratulations!
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The Colorado Lawyers Committee welcomes Emily Jodock as the new Office Manager. Emily holds a B.A. in Spanish from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and later assisted the Lawyering in Spanish Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law while taking courses in International Development. Prior to her return to Denver, Emily spent six years as Associate Director of a traditional summer camp in Wisconsin. She has also worked in the private school sector and recently volunteered as an English literacy tutor. Emily is excited to be back in Colorado, and when not pursuing outdoor adventures here, enjoys visiting her family farm in North Dakota. Emily is thrilled to be involved in the day-to-day operations of CLC and collaborate with a team committed to public service and advocacy. Welcome, Emily!
2016 has been a fantastic year for the Colorado Lawyers Committee! Due to tremendous support from our volunteers and contributors, the Lawyers Committee has been able to respond to pressing systemic issues and to make an important difference in the lives of children and the underprivileged. Last year, more than 750 volunteers donated $2.6 million worth of time on 30 projects and enjoyed some significant successes: (more…)
Associate Director Elisa Cozad will be leaving the Lawyers Committee in October. She is moving with her fiancé to Seattle to be closer to her family. She has been a tremendous addition to the Lawyers Committee and we will miss her. We wish her well in her exciting new opportunity.
The Lawyers Committee is accepting applications for a new Associate Director. Deadline for applications is midnight on September 9, 2016. Click here to apply.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee was delighted to present the Law Firm of the Year Award to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP at the Awards Luncheon on May 23, 2016. We are pleased to recognize the marvelous contributions by the attorneys at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP during 2015: 52 attorneys in the firm worked on 9 different Colorado Lawyers Committee Projects. Congratulations to Brownstein, Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP for an incredible commitment to public service and the Colorado Lawyers Committee! Click here for additional information about Brownstein’s pro bono work during 2015.
Congratulations to Aaron Boschee, who was honored on May 23, 2016, at the Colorado Lawyers Committee Awards Luncheon as the 2016 Individual of the Year. The Award was presented to Aaron for his outstanding leadership in the Taylor Ranch litigation. Aaron, senior counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, volunteered more than 1,100 hours on the Taylor Ranch litigation over the last three years. Aaron has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the landowners in the San Luis Valley. Thank you Aaron for your amazing contribution to your clients and the Colorado Lawyers Committee! Click here for additional information about Aaron’s work on the Taylor Ranch case.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee is pleased to honor Tim Macdonald this year with the Past Chair Award. As the Chair of the Board of Directors, from February 2014 until March 2016, Tim demonstrated outstanding leadership and helped direct significant projects and expansion of the Lawyers Committee. We thank him for his enthusiasm, commitment, wisdom and significant contributions. The award will be presented at the 2016 Awards Luncheon on May 23rd. We hope you’ll join us at the event! Click here to purchase tickets.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee is delighted to announce the four law firms that have been nominated for the 2016 Law Firm of Year Award:
- Arnold & Porter LLP
- Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
- Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
These nominees represent firms whose attorneys and staff made significant pro bono contributions to Lawyers Committee projects during 2015. We will honor their work and announce this year’s Firm of the Year at the 2016 Awards Luncheon on May 23rd. We hope you’ll join us at the event! Click here to purchase tickets for the Awards Luncheon.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee is thrilled to honor four volunteers who have been nominated for the 2016 Individual of the Year Award:
Ilene Lin Bloom (Sherman & Howard L.L.C.), for her long-term commitment and leadership of Legal Night;
Aaron Boschee (Patton Boggs LLP), for his skilled and continued oversight of the Taylor Ranch Litigation (Lobato v. Taylor);
David W. Stark (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP), for his leadership of the Children’s Task Force and his multiple contributions to the work of the Lawyers Committee and its management; and
Phyllis V. Wan (Hogan Lovells US LLP) for her continued commitment and leadership of the Hate Crimes Education Task Force.
These individuals and their remarkable pro bono contributions will be celebrated at the 2016 Awards Luncheon on May 23rd, when the 2016 Individual of the Year will be announced. We hope you’ll join us at the event! Click here to purchase tickets for the Awards Luncheon.