CLI provides many educational opportunities during the year for members and non-members.  

Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit

This full-day annual conference features national experts discussing cutting-edge diversity and inclusiveness topics. Come learn from our two plenary speakers, multiple concurrent presenters, and network at our evening reception. With workplace environments experiencing ever-changing dynamics around societal changes, political movements, and biases (ie racial, gender and generational), it is more important than ever to have the skills and tools necessary to drive strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion.

Inclusiveness Institute

Attend this a one-day intensive biennial training program which focuses on one issue related to diversity and inclusion.

Journey to JD

Journey to JD (J2JD) is an immersive program that offers diverse Colorado high school students an interactive experience with the legal profession. This initiative is a one-week residential program for 20 high school rising juniors held annually in June. By gaining a basic understanding of the legal system, students will become empowered to explore the possibilities of a law career. Students will be supported, mentored, and encouraged to attend college, law school, and pursue legal opportunities in Colorado.

You Be the Judge

In an effort to promote greater diversity on Colorado’s state court and Denver County Court benches, CLI and CBA are co-sponsoring a CLE program about how to become a judge. Featuring justices, judges, lay and attorney nominating commission members, Denver’s City Attorney, and the Governor’s Legal Counsel – as well as a closing plenary session. This program provides you an opportunity to learn more about why you might want to consider applying to become a judge and how you can successfully navigate the application process.

GC Round-table Luncheon 

This great networking opportunity allows young diverse attorneys to lunch and learn with local general counsel. Attorneys can broaden their professional networking circle while GCs meet up-and-coming diverse talent.


On Thursday, April 11th, 13 attorneys attended CLI-YLD’s General Counsel Luncheon held at Arnold & Porter, featuring Kathleen Waters and Samantha Caldwell of DaVita.

Waters and Caldwell worked at law firms before moving to HealthNet, Inc in Los Angeles, and then to DaVita. Both of them said relationships were key to getting where they were. Caldwell also said that a good mentor doesn’t have to be in the same subject matter area as the mentee.

The attorneys at the event all agreed that programs like this are important because of the networking and the opportunities they provide. Sean Camacho, an associate at Dentons, said “Another wonderful event from CLI. A special opportunity to learn from legal and business leaders in our community!”

If you are in-house counsel interesting in sharing your insight with young attorneys, please contact Abe Kaul (303.313.6860 or

Champions Round-table Lunches

The Retention Committee unveiled a new series, Champions’ Roundtable. At the Roundtable, attorneys who champion diversity in their organization will discuss D/I issues, and create solutions and action plans for these issues.

Past Event

The Retention Committee unveiled a new series, Champions’ Roundtable. At the Roundtable, attorneys who champion diversity in their organization will discuss D/I issues, and create solutions and action plans for these issues.

The first in this series was “Beyond the Numbers,” a program facilitated by Naomi Baez Amos, assistant general counsel with Molson Coors Brewing Company and Maritza Dominguez Braswell, deputy attorney general with Colorado Attorney General's Office. Beyond the Numbers was held at Ballard Spahr’s Denver office on Wednesday, April 17th.

With the 17 attending in-house counsel and law firm attorneys, the two led discussions on belonging, empowerment and combatting biases. A practical takeaway shared was the “Diversity College.” One firm’s client volunteered to tutor young diverse attorneys on issues related to their industry, to increase their knowledge and interest (and ultimately their book of business). This innovative program will help address the concern of not having enough diverse attorneys who have the knowledge to work for clients in a particular industry.

Baez Amos and Dominguez Braswell will follow up with a second program, where they will discuss the ABA Model Diversity Survey and explore ways to provide additional data, narratives and context. If you are a Diversity Champion and would like to receive information about upcoming programming, please contact Abe Kaul (303.313.6860;

We look forward to having you join us as we work to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive.

Practice Pitch Program

How strong is your pitch to potential clients?

If you’re not quite ready for “prime time” or simply want to polish your skills, participate in the “Pitch Program at the Summit” to practice your pitch with in-house counsel and receive their feedback. Look for this at the 2020 Summit.

CLE Programming

These standalone CLE programs are available to the public throughout the year. On-site customized training is available for both members and clients.


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