YLD Summer 2018 Newsletter


When you first joined the YLD, you signed up for one of the six YLD teams: Fundraising & Events, Hate Crimes, Legal Night, PR & Membership, Special Projects or Strategic Planning. If you can’t remember which team you joined, please look below.

If you want to know what your team is doing or check out another team, click here.  If you decide you want to switch teams or have any questions, email Kathleen McCrohan.  Also feel free to reach out at any time to your team leaders, if you want to volunteer or get more involved.

YLD TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Fundraising & Events Team

Lauren Carboni (Dentons) and Tess Hand-Bender (Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP) lead a vibrant group of volunteers through the planning and implementation of several successful fundraising events. In February, the team raised almost $8,000 at the Second Annual YLD Casino Night held at Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. The Silent Auction was a big hit with 34 items, including a 4-night stay in a Costa Rica condo! Check out a full description of all our YLD teams.


Claudia Shadler is a 1L student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and began volunteering with CLC in January of 2017. In the past 14 months, she has attended 21 Legal Nights. While at Legal Night, Claudia can be seen translating for Spanish speaking clients, coordinating or handling Check In. Her dedication to the indigent is invaluable. Thank you, Claudia!

Name one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you.  In elementary school, at age 5, I received a library award for reading 25 children’s books during the school year.

Tell me your favorite moment from Legal Night.  My favorite moment was seeing the look of pride and hope on the face of a legal night attendee when the attorney complimented her fine organization of the legal documentation from her case, all neatly filed in her binder – and suggested there was a good chance she could resolve her legal issue. That moment captured the very essence of what this program is meant for – the dissemination of legal information to those who cannot afford it, and empowering those individuals to seek justice through our legal system. The bridging of the language barrier helps people get the information they need.