The Ball for All Gala was held on March 5, 2022.
This annual event celebrates efforts in creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces in Colorado and beyond. This lively Mardi Gras-themed night will award those who are working towards this common goal with our celebrated Inclusiveness@Work Awards.
"The Ball for All allows us to celebrate the leaders in our profession and enjoy their successes, but also focuses us on the work that remains to make our workplaces more inclusive and welcoming" said Patrick O'Rourke, 2019 CLI Board Chair, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for the University of Colorado Boulder.
Announcing the Judge Wiley Daniel Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
The Honorable Alfred Harrell
Judge Alfred C. Harrell received a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1966. He commenced the study of law at the University of Denver in 1968. Judge Harrell worked for the United States Veteran’s Administration, IBM and Honeywell Information Systems while in law school. He graduated from the school’s night division in 1971 and promptly joined his father, Irving P. Andrews Esq. in the practice of law. He was appointed Judge to the Denver County Court in 1985. He served 31 years, principally as a trial judge, and retired June 30, 2016. Presently he serves as a Senior Judge for Denver County Court.
Judge Harrell’s commitment to excellence includes seeking the broadest possible view of the legal profession. Since 1994, Judge Harrell has helped to promote the American Inns of Court system in Colorado. He has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court and is past president of the William Doyle Inn of Court.
His community activities are devoted to the betterment of society. His commitment received public recognition by the Denver Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence Award in 1993 and the Award of Merit in 1999; the Colorado Bar Association’s Professionalism Award in 1995; the Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence Award in 2000; the Asian American Bar Association’s Minoru Yasui Community Service Award in 1998; the University of Colorado’s George Norlin Award (Lifetime Achievement) in 1997; the American Board of Trial Advocates Judicial Excellence Award in 2003; the Colorado Judicial Institute’s Judicial Excellence Award in 2008; in 2015, the Sam Cary King Trimble Lifetime Achievement award; in 2016, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professionalism award. In 2018, Judge Harrell received the Professionalism Award for the Tenth Circuit from the American Inns of Court. In 2020, the Colorado Bar Association awarded Judge Harrell its highest honor, The Award of Merit.
Judge Harrell is a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer. He is a former faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and a current member of the Rhone-Brackett American Inn of Court and the newly formed Justice Sonia Sotomay or American Inn of Court. He is a current member of the following bar associations and serves or has served on several committees within those bar associations: the Sam Cary Bar Association, the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of Colorado and the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Judge Harrell served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Dumb Friends League for eight years, the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association for several terms, the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Attorney’s Fund for Clients Protection for eight years and the President’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on Diversity at the University of Colorado. Judge Harrell is widely known for his devotion as a mentor to attorneys and law students throughout Denver. Through efforts such as the Thursday Morning Breakfast Group, support of specialty bar associations and Inns of Court, teaching at local and national conferences, Judge Harrell consistently promotes and demonstrates excellence in his chosen profession.
Photos from the Ball for All 2020
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