Colorado Lawyers Committee Marks 40 Years at Annual Luncheon

CLC honors Husch Blackwell & Ballard Spahr’s Christine Snider, hears from Supreme Court litigation expert

Jeffrey Fisher, co-director of Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks about prominent Colorado cases recently in the U.S. Supreme Court. / HANNAH BLATTER, LAW WEEK

The Colorado Lawyers Committee held its 40th anniversary luncheon on Tuesday. The organization handed out its Law Firm of the Year and Individual of the Year awards to Husch Blackwell and paralegal Christine Snider of Ballard Spahr for their service to the Colorado Lawyers Committee.

Snider was recognized for her volunteer work with the Hate Crimes Education Task Force, which puts on an education program about Colorado’s hate crime laws to schools and community groups. Husch Blackwell received the Law Firm of the Year Award for its efforts volunteering at the CLC’s Denver Legal Night, which provides information and referrals to people who couldn’t otherwise afford legal services.

“We’re just among such great company here, and I just want to personally congratulate all the other nominees. Frankly, I didn’t think we stood a chance,” said Julie Sullivan, Husch Blackwell’s pro bono coordinator in Denver.

A portion of the luncheon was devoted to a keynote speech by Jeffrey Fisher, a co-director at Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, about two Colorado cases in the national spotlight, Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

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