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Lawyer-driven sporting clays tournament doubles last year’s turnout in charity event

It’s not often lawyers are encouraged to bring shotguns to a networking event. But each year a crowd of in-house counsel and private practice attorneys does precisely that, and for a good cause.

On Sept. 16, the Colorado chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel held its third annual Clay Shooting Tournament, which brought together in-house counsel and law fi rm attorneys for a day of competitive target shooting. The event, held at the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club east of Denver, raised funds for a charity to benefit cancer survivors while providing lawyers a chance to mingle in a unique outdoor activity.

“Obviously it’s a different setting than the usual happy hour or … CLE,” said tournament organizer and Appliance Factory Outlet general counsel Dennis Kaw.

Denver and Boulder attorneys from Bryan Cave, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and Sherman & Howard joined in-house counsel from companies such as First Bank, DaVita and CSG International, fielding more than 80 participants across 21 teams for a round of sporting clays. The event enjoyed its largest ever turnout with twice as many teams participating as last year.

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