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May 19, 2009 - Colorado Lawyers Committee 30th Annual Luncheon

Where: Marriott City Center

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Beneficiary: Colorado Lawyers Committee programs

Welcome: Connie Talmage and Craig Stewart

Speaker: Drew S. Days, III

Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Arnold & Porter LLP, Faegre & Benson LLP, Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C., Patton Boggs LLP, Reilly Pozner LLP, and Snell & Wilmer LLP

Blacktie Photos by: T. DeVolder

 Daniel Sweeter receives award from Craig Stewart
Daniel Sweeter receives award from Craig Stewart

The 2009 annual luncheon of the Colorado Lawyers Committee was held Tuesday May 19th at the Marriott Denver City Center.  The event honored individuals and law firms who contributed significantly to the accomplishments of the Lawyers Committee during 2008. 
Steven M. Kaufmann, Morrison & Foerster LLP, received the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award for his longstanding support and his extensive contributions to the work of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.  The Lawyers Committee honored Daniel Sweeter with the 2008 Individual of the Year Award and Arnold & Porter with the 2008 Law Firm of the Year Award.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee also present a Special Recognition Award to the Qwest Law Department for their significant support of and active participation in the Hate Violence Teaching Tolerance Task Force.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee was formally organized in 1978 and today, the Colorado Lawyers Committee consists of 50 law firms and more than 1,100 attorneys who volunteer their time to find solutions to significant problems that impact children and the underprivileged. This past year, volunteers donated more than $2 million worth of time to Colorado Lawyers Committee projects.

Recently, Colorado Lawyers Committee volunteers have participated in landmark legal cases concerning welfare reform, the availability of Medicaid to ill children and educational equity. Other Committee volunteers have explained Colorado’s ethnic intimidation laws, read to elementary school children, worked with state officials to ensure that people of Colorado are not disenfranchised in elections, supported economic development and expanded information available to immigrants.

The Colorado Lawyers Committee is a 31-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium of Denver-area law firms dedicated to providing and increasing opportunities for children, the poor and other disadvantaged communities through high impact pro bono work.  The Lawyers Committee currently has more than 20 Task Forces working on projects in the areas of poverty and public benefits, civil rights, education, immigration, community development, mental health and criminal law. If you would like to learn more go to

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