Task Force News

Special Recognition Awards 2017

The Colorado Lawyers Committee had the pleasure of granting two Special Recognition Awards at this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon, held May 5, 2017 at the Marriott Denver City Center. Photo courtesy of Hartmannphoto, LLC The CLC is thrilled to recognize Susan C. Cole and Timothy R. Macdonald (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP) for their longstanding contributions to Denver Legal Night.  Susan...

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Thank you to all the participants of the Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic

Thank you to all the participants of the Nonprofit Legal Audit Clinic held on January 21, 2016. In all, 40 volunteer attorneys assisted 19 small nonprofits at the event.  Teams of volunteer transactional attorneys reviewed checklists with participating nonprofits to evaluate their legal health. Client meetings are preceded by a CLE training for participating lawyers on Colorado nonprofit law. ...

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Family Law CLE for Legal Night Volunteers

The Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Denver Access to Justice Committee are co-sponsoring two CLE opportunities on family law for legal night volunteers, presented by John Tatlock and Peggy Walker of The Harris Law Firm.   Family Law Basics for Legal Night Volunteers Part I August 27, 2015; 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Brown-bag lunch Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 3200)...

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Colorado Lawyers Committee Enjoys Success in 2014!

Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of talented volunteers and financial supporters, 2014 was a remarkable year for the Colorado Lawyers Committee! Lawyers Committee volunteers filed a major lawsuit alleging that the State’s $1 billion per year cuts to school funding since 2010 are a violation of Amendment 23 to the Colorado Constitution and recently argued successfully against the State’s...

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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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