Multiple Dream Teams work on projects to encourage historically underrepresented groups to consider a career in the legal profession. Volunteers generally spend about 10 hours a year and build lasting relationships with attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals. Current teams work with high school students, law students and even diverse attorneys considering the judiciary.
Widening Access Dream Team
Volunteer lawyers spend approximately ten hours each year helping high school and college participants build lasting relationships with attorneys, judges, law students and other legal professionals. We host an annual Fall recruiting party for those interested in learning more. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Abe Kaul at email@example.com.
Bench Dream Team
The Bench Dream Team is comprised of volunteer justices, judges, senior lawyers and professionals in the Colorado legal community. Led by Justice Melissa Hart, Justice Will Hood, Justice Monica Marquez and Judge Don Toussaint, the Bench Dream Team strives to increase diversity on the Colorado Bench through a series of educational, community outreach and mentorship initiatives.
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The Center for Legal Inclusiveness recognizes the challenges facing law students as they prepare to take the Colorado Bar Examination, particularly those who not not have the economic resources necessary to focus solely on test preparation. The goal of these scholarships is to allow recipients to concentrate on studying for the bar exam, rather than worrying about the expenses and additional debt associated with passing the bar.
We offer two scholarship opportunities for 3Ls and recent graduates who plan to practice law in Colorado – a Bar Exam Scholarship and a Living Expenses Scholarship, available for both the February and July bar.
The Bar Exam Scholarship provides recipients with a free bar prep course and pays for their fees to sit for the exam. The value can be between $2,300 and $3,000 (or more), depending on the bar prep course taken.
The Living Expense Scholarship is $1,500 to help defray the cost during the two months of studying for the exam.
The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group partners with CLI and bar review providers in covering these costs. For more information, go to https://centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/Resources-for-Law-Students.
Diverse law students from the University of Colorado, University of Denver, and University of Wyoming are provided with a “first look” of offices of three legal organizations while networking with potential employers in a relaxed environment.
J2JD is an immersive program that offers diverse Colorado high school students an interactive experience with the legal profession. This one-week residential program provides students with a basic understanding of the legal system, empower them to explore the possibilities of a law career, and be encouraged to attend college, law school, and pursue legal opportunities in Colorado.