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CLI Announces New Board Members

Board elects two new members and appoints new officers

Denver, CO, December 20, 2016– The Board of Directors for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) announced its recent elections for new board members and new officers.

The board has changed leadership with “Skip” George W. Gray, III, Assistant City Attorney, Denver City Attorney’s Office serving as Chair, Lisa Mickley, Member, Hall & Evans, LLC as Chair-Elect and Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP as Chair Emeritus.

In addition, the board elected two new members: Patrick O’Rourke, Vice President, University Counsel, University of Colorado and Secretary of the Board of Regents and Danielle T. Felder, Associate, Rollin Braswell Fisher, LLC.

Patrick O’Rourke was one of three finalists for a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court, and has tried some of the university’s highest-profile cases. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee. The Honorable Wiley Daniel, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Colorado said “Having (Patrick) on the Board will add to the diversity of perspectives that should enhance our work. Further, his position as General Counsel for the University of Colorado is significant along with his expressions of support for the importance of diversity and inclusion in the profession.”

Danielle T. Felder represents all types of clients from large publicly-traded corporations to limited liability companies, nonprofits, and individuals. Danielle has also worked as a litigation associate in the Denver offices of two national law firms, and served as a clerk to Judge Daniel. While serving on the board, Danielle will be CLI’s liaison to the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and will chair CLI’s Women’s Initiative Working Group. “CLI will be well-served by Danielle’s passion in creating a more inclusive legal profession” said Karen Hester, executive director.

The full list of board members and officers is available on the CLI website at http://centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/aboutcli/ .

About the Center for Legal Inclusiveness:

The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017 and is dedicated to advancing diversity in the legal profession by actively educating and supporting private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion. The organization takes a multi-faceted approach, with focused work on pipeline, recruiting, and retention. Additional information can be found at www.centerforlegalinclusiveness.org

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mary-Frances Main at 303-313-6862 or email at mfmain@legalinclusiveness.org.