CLI Staff

Karen Hester 

Chief Executive Officer
Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers

Karen Hester, JD, LL.M. in Taxation, has more than 10 years of experience working in diversity and inclusiveness. In 2015, she was named a Diversity Champion by NALP’s Diversity & Inclusion Section, which recognized 11 individuals nationally. She is an accomplished trainer, presenter, facilitator, and industry leader on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Karen is a former practicing attorney and the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law. She has multiple degrees: a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, an M.S. in student personnel and counseling, and a B.S. in mathematics from Kansas State University.

Abhinav (Abe) Kaul

Chief Operating Officer
Preferred pronouns: he, him, his

Abe Kaul has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Linfield College, degrees he has since used to work on political campaigns. He worked to improve organizational inclusiveness as a former board member of the Seattle University School of Law Student Bar Association and of the Denver Young Democrats.

Abe currently serves as the Captain-at-large for Communications for the Democratic Party of Denver, and as the Finance Chair for the New Leaders Council, Denver chapter. Abe has lived in Denver since 2014 and enjoys hiking Colorado’s beautiful trails, reading, and debating politics with his friends.


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