Now in its fourth year, the Colorado General Counsel Group’s Advisor Program brings women attorneys and lawyers of diverse backgrounds together with Denver-area in-house lawyers, most of whom are their companies’ chief legal officers. The GCs mentor the outside counsel participants, giving them the insider’s perspective on what corporate clients want and need from outside firm attorneys.
The CGCG Advisor Program’s goal is that high-performing diverse attorneys, who might be less likely than white male attorneys to get face time with GCs, come away with knowledge on how to better serve clients and grow a book of business. The 30 out-side counsel participants are associate- and partner-level attorneys with experience ranging from seven to 17 years in legal practice. More than 80 percent of the participants are women. They will be connecting with a pool of 45 in-house lawyers this year.
At its 2018 kickoff session held March 2 at Holland & Hart’s Denver office, Liberty Media Corporation CLO Rich Baer said he co-founded CGCG because he was dissatisfied with the lack of meaningful diversity promotion among law firms in Colorado.