Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) offers younger lawyers and law students an opportunity to make a difference in our community and to participate in leadership roles within the Colorado Lawyers Committee.

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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 members may participate in all CLC projects, including the six activities and projects of the YLD:

• Fundraising & Events
• Public Relations & Membership
• Special Projects
• Denver Legal Night
• Hate Crimes Education
• Strategic Planning


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 Three: Cross Examination will take place on February 20th, 2020 from 8am to 1pm.

Each session will begin with a panel discussion on the featured topic by distinguished attorneys and judges. After the panel discussion, participants will receive their assignments and prepare for their small group presentations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The CLE is limited to 64 participants. Cost is $25 or YLD Members, $100 for non-members, and a limited number of scholarships are available to law students (contact Kathleen McCrohan). Four CLE credits (application pending).

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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.

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The YLD Board is comprised of YLD members from law firms that contribute to the CLC, as well as 2 law students who represent CU Law and DU Law. The Board includes 14 individuals, each of whom co-chairs one of the six CLC YLD teams.