Young Lawyers Division
The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) offers younger lawyers an opportunity to participate in leadership roles within the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
Membership in the CLC YLD is open without charge to law students, attorneys under 40 and/or those who have less than eight years in legal practice. Joining the CLC YLD is a rewarding way to meet other young lawyers who also want to make a difference in the community and participate in the leadership of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
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YLD CLe SERIES
The CLC YLD is planning a series of trial skills CLE’s starting in August 2019 that will run through Fall 2020, each focusing on a different trial practice skill. Session One: Opening Statements will be on August 23, 2019 at Polsinelli PC. Session Two: Direct Examination will take place on November 7, 2019. Each session will begin with a panel discussion on the featured topic by distinguished attorneys and Judges, followed by an opportunity for participants to practice their trial skills and receive feedback from experienced lawyers. This is a terrific hands-on CLE. Cost is only $25 for CLC YLD members and $100 for non-members. Space is limited.
YLD Grant Program
The CLC YLD Grant Program funds YLD members to assist in their efforts to further the CLC mission of making a difference for children and the underserved through education, advocacy, and systemic change. Members can apply for grants to help defray costs in pro bono representation, fund materials or space for clinics or other direct services, or provide scholarships for trainings that assist lawyers in providing pro bono services.
Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, based on need and availability of funding. Grants are generally limited to $1,000 per lawyer/project. Cash will not be given; after a grant is awarded, the recipient can either submit an invoice for payment or a receipt for reimbursement.
The YLD Board is comprised of YLD members from law firms that contribute to the Lawyers Committee. The Board includes 12 individuals, each of whom co-chairs one of the six CLC YLD teams. There are currently four openings on the Board. If you are interested in serving on the Board, you can apply below.