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Committees & Working Groups

Please complete our “Get Involved form” if you would like to volunteer or obtain more information about any of our committees or working groups.

Executive Committee – Chair: Skip Gray
Comprised of officers of the Board of Directors plus Chair Elect, Chair Emeritus, and Executive Director.
Responsible for oversight of the nonprofit, CLI Board, and Staff.

Strategic Planning Committee – Chair: Lisa Mickley
Comprised of CLI Board Members, including the Executive Committee.
Meets monthly or on an as-needed basis.
Develops and recommends overall strategic direction (short-term and long-term) and recommends actions to Staff, Executive Committee and, if necessary, the Board of Directors.

*Young Lawyers Advisory Committee – Chair: seeking
Comprised of individuals with an interest in CLI’s mission.
Advise CLI on D/I issues relevant to young diverse lawyers
Apply for this committee

Education Committee – Chair: Kirsten Crawford
Comprised of representatives from CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Meets on an as-needed basis.
Makes recommendations regarding topics and speakers for educational events including the Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit and CLE programs.

Development Committee – Chair: Ryann Peyton
Comprised of representatives from CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Meets about 8 times yearly.
Develops and recommends ways to solicit contributions to CLI from individuals and organizations.

Marketing Committee – Chair: Maranda Compton
Comprised of marketing professionals, CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Meet about 8 to 10 times yearly.
Develops marketing strategy for CLI overall and CLI events and products.
Review and make recommendations for marketing collateral.

Retention Committee – Chair: Sarah Wallace
Comprised of representatives from CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Meets about 8 times yearly.
Advise CLI on creating programs involving diverse associates and partners at CLI member law firms, prominent general counsel from several Colorado companies, and managing partners of CLI member firms.

CLI Working Group Descriptions

Small Firm Working Group – Co-Chairs: Jay Kamlet and Kristen Burke
Comprised of representatives from CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Focuses on D/I issues and small firm practices.
Meets about 4 times yearly.

Women’s Initiative Working Group – Chair: Danielle Felder
Comprised of representatives from CLI-member law firms/departments and volunteers.
Focuses on issues related to challenges facing women attorneys.
Meets about 4 times yearly.

*Young Lawyers Working Group – Chair: seeking
Comprised of individuals with an interest in CLI’s mission
Focuses on programming addressing challenges facing young diverse attorneys

*Pipeline Working Group – Chair: seeking
Comprised of individuals with an interest in CLI’s mission
Focuses on programming to increase the number of diverse students and attorneys in the legal profession
Initial subcommittees (potentially more in the future): Summer law camp, Scholarship, Dream Teams

*Learn more during our informational call on Thursday, July 20 from Noon-12:30 or 4-4:30.
Call 641-715-0700 Code: 677618