CLI Committees & Working Groups

Career Fair Working Group – No Chair

  • Comprised of representatives from legal employers and law schools.

  • Plans annual career fair. 

  • Frequency of meetings depends on need.

Development Committee – Chair: TBD

  • 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: Justin Cruz
  • 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.

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.

Executive Committee – Chair: Patrick O’Rourke

  • Comprised of officers of the Board of Directors including Chair Elect, Chair Emeritus, and CEO.
  • Responsible for oversight of the nonprofit, CLI Board, and Staff.

Former Board Advisory Committee - Chair: Meshach Rhoades

  • Comprised of former board of directors.
  • Advises board.
  • Frequency of meetings depends on need.

Gala Committee - No Chair

  • Comprised of community members, legal and nonlegal.
  • Plans annual fundraising event. 
  • Frequency of meetings depends on need.

Marketing Committee - Chair: Justin Cruz

  • 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.
  • 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.

Scholarship Committee - No Chair

    • Comprised of representatives from sponsors of two scholarships (ACC-CO, CO bar prep providers and CLI).
    • Selects recipients for scholarships.
    • Meets once a year.

    Strategic Planning Committee – Chair: Ryann Peyton

    • 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.

    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): Journey to JD, Scholarships, Dream Teams


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