Legal Aid Foundation 2018 Associates Campaign
The success of the Legal Aid Foundation’s 2018 Associates Campaign was celebrated at a reception hosted by Hogan Lovells on April 4. The Associates Campaign raised a record $192,000 for legal aid during the month of March, with 61 firms participating and over 1,300 individuals from the legal community donating. Colorado Supreme Court Justices Brian Boatright, Richard Gabriel, Melissa Hart, and William Hood, along with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kimberley Tyson, presented the awards to firm representatives.


Justice Melissa Hart (second from right) presented the highest per capita associate gift award in the larger firms category to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck representatives Kate Stevenson, Michael Zehner, Tai Pallacio, and Amanda Houseal.


Presenters & Attendees.


ALA–Mile High Chapter Launches Strategic Relations Committee
On April 18, the Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators started its 2018–19 Board year with the launch of its new Strategic Relations Committee. The purpose of this initiative is to form strategic alliances with other Colorado legal associations to tackle shared issues affecting the legal industry’s management professionals.
Building on its strategic relationship with the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Mile High Chapter is planning an outreach campaign on various fronts to better help law firms and corporate and governmental legal departments find constructive solutions to an ever-changing legal marketplace.


Mile High Chapter’s 2018–19 Board


Jerry McPeake and Jessie Meier, chairs of the Strategic Relations Committee.


Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Ceremony
On April 19, the Colorado Supreme Court held its annual Pro Bono Service Ceremony to honor those firms, government offices, and in-house counsel groups that have successfully committed to the Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1(a) goal of performing 50 hours of annual pro bono legal service, per attorney.


Pro Bono Ceremony Attendees


Honoring Pro Bono Attorneys


Denver Estate Planning Council
On May 2, the Denver Estate Planning Counsel hosted former Attorney General John Ashcroft at their annual meeting. General Ashcroft spoke on protecting individual liberties while enhancing national security.


Doug Hoak, Lisa Davis, General Ashcroft, Kim Eilber, and Jeff Barker.