Mari Newman, Partner

MNewman@KLN-law.com

@MariForJustice 

Mari Newman is a civil rights and employment law attorney who has dedicated her

entire career to advocating on behalf of the underdog and disenfranchised against

the entrenched power of government and corporations.  She has received numerous

awards for her work.

 

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

The Best Lawyers in America® (2011 to present)

  • “Lawyer of the Year” in Denver for Employment Law – Individuals (2017, 2014)

  • Selected as among the Best Lawyers in America (2011 to present):

    • Litigation – Labor and Employment

    • Employment Law – Individuals

    • Civil Rights Law

  • Selected by Peer Recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in Denver in Labor and Employment Law (2012 to present)
     

Colorado Super Lawyer (2009 to present)

  • Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers (2012 to present)

  • Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers (2012 to present)

  • Top 25 Women Colorado Super Lawyers (2011)

5280 Top Lawyer (2015 to present)

  • Selected as a Top Lawyer in:

    • Civil Rights

    • Labor and Employment: Plaintiff

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow (2020 to present)

  • In recognition of a “devoted and distinguished career in the practice of labor and employment law in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards, and in the course of which having demonstrated outstanding professional leadership, and in doing so, having brought honor to the profession”
     

Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow (2007 to present)

  • Bestowed upon no more than five percent of lawyers for “outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association”

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Legal Services Recognition (2006 to present)

  • Recognizing firms who provide at least 50 hours of pro bono services per year by Colorado attorneys primarily for indigent persons and/or organizations that serve indigent persons

Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV-Preeminent®

  • Awarded the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2021)

Awarded for the case of Winston, et al. v. Colorado Department of Corrections, et al., protecting inmates from risks of COVID-19

Attorney of the Year, Colorado GLBT Bar Association Foundation (2020, 2015)

“Barrister’s Best,” Law Week Colorado (2020, 2012, 2011)

  • Selected as Colorado’s best Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer

Friend of the First Award, Colorado Press Association Network (2019)

  • “In recognition of ensuring the public’s right to know”
     

Do the Right Thing Award, The Arc Pikes Peak Region (2019)
 

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2019)

  • Awarded for the case of K.S., et al. v. Colorado Department of Human Services, et al., demanding accountability and policy changes on behalf of people with mental disabilities who were involuntarily strip-searched by State workers

Dr. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance (2018)

Harvey Milk Lifetime Leadership Award, Awarded by Colorado State Representative Rosenthal (2018)


Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2017)

  • Awarded for the case of Mason, et al. v. Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club, et al., combatting wage exploitation of exotic dancers


“Raising The Bar” Award, Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation (2016)

  • Celebrating “women lawyers who raise the bar by maintaining a significant and sustained commitment to pro bono services”
     

Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado (2015)
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Award (2015)

  • Celebrating “Content of Character” and honoring individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations for their exemplary social responsibility in adhering to the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
     

Shoes of Justice Award, AME Shorter Community (2015)

  • Honoring individuals who have “walked the walk of Justice”
     

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2014)

  • Awarded for the case of Burns, et al. v. Hickenlooper, et al., striking down Colorado laws prohibiting marriage of same-sex couples

Top Women Lawyers, Law Week Colorado (2013)

  • Recognized as one of 7 Top Women Lawyers in Colorado
     

Denver Business Journal Power Book (2013)

  • Recognized as one of “Metro Denver’s Top Business Newsmakers”
     

Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (2012)
 

Out Front Colorado Power List (2011)

  • Recognized as one of “45 LGBT leaders, volunteers and organizations that are making a difference”
     

Carle E. Whitehead Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (2010)

  • Awarded for “dedication to defending civil liberties and the rule of law”

Access to Justice Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2010)

  • Honoring “perseverance, courage and character shown over and over in cases of extraordinary circumstances”
     

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2010)

  • Awarded for the pro bono representation of men imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

Denver Business Journal Forty Under Forty (2009)

  • Recognizing forty outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions
     

Case of the Year Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2009)

  • Awarded for the case of Hall v. Zavaras, et al., against the Colorado Department of Corrections for the sexual assault of an incarcerated woman by a guard
     

Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2008)
 

Richard Marden Davis Award (2008)

  • Recognizing a Denver lawyer under the age of 40 who combines excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership
     

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2008)

  • Awarded for the case of Rice v. City of Denver, et al., for the death of a young woman who was denied medical care while in the Denver jail

Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award, Southern Center for Human Rights (2007)

  • Awarded for representation of persons detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
     

Barrister of the Year, Colorado Legal Initiatives Project (2007)
 

Case of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2007)

  • Awarded for the case of Bonner, et al. v. City of Aurora, et al., against the City of Aurora, Colorado, for the police shooting of an unarmed black man

Case of the Year Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2003)

  • Awarded for the case of Montez, et al. v. Owens, et al., a class action lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Corrections for improper treatment of disabled inmates
     

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, Denver, CO (7/02-present)
Partner of law firm emphasizing plaintiff-side civil rights, employment discrimination, and criminal defense
(Associate, 7/02-1/03; formerly Killmer & Lane, LLP)

 

Miller, Lane, Killmer & Greisen, LLP, Denver, CO (12/98-6/02)

Associate attorney at law firm emphasizing plaintiff-side civil rights, employment discrimination, and criminal defense


Judge H. Jeffrey Bayless, Denver District Court, Denver, CO (9/97-8/98)

Judicial Clerk


Messing & Rudavsky, Boston, MA (3/97-6/97)
Law Clerk at law firm specializing in plaintiff-side employment law


National Lawyers Guild, Boston, MA (5/96-3/97)
Street Law Clinic Coordinator


National Economic Development & Law Center, Oakland, CA (9/96-12/96)

Legal Intern   


NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, New York, NY (3/96-6/96)

Legal Intern


Judge John W. Coughlin, Denver District Court, Denver, CO (9/95-12/95)

Judicial Intern

 

Natural Farming Network of Zimbabwe, Harare (1/93-12/93)

Project Officer
 

EDUCATION

 

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. 1997

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, B.A. 1992

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

  • United States Supreme Court
     

  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
     

  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
     

  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
     

  • Colorado Supreme Court
     

  • California Supreme Court 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Center, Board Chair, Legal Panel (2013 to present)

 

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

  • Board Member (2008 to present)

  • Civil Rights Committee Chair (2015 to present)

 

Colorado GLBT Bar Association Foundation, Board Member (2018 to present)
 

Colorado GLBT Bar Association

  • Board Member (2019 to present)

  • Member (1999 to present)

  • Judicial Appointments Committee (2013, 2015)
     

Community Resources, Inc., Academic Mentor (2011 to present)

 

The Kaleidoscope Project, Board Member (2020 to present)

 

National Employment Lawyers Association, Member (1998 to present)
 

Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, Member (1998 to present)
 

Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member (1999 to present)
 

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

  • Board Member (2011 to 2017, 2001 to 2007)

  • Legislative Committee Chair (2001 to 2003)

  • Cooperating Legal Counsel (2001 to present)

 

Colorado Bar Association

  • Employment Law Section, Co-Chair (2011 to 2013)

  • Civil Rights Committee, Chair (2006 to 2010)

 

Faculty of Federal Advocates

  • Secretary (2011 to 2012)

  • Board Member (2010 to 2012)

  • Model Employment Jury Instructions Committee (2010 to 2012)

  • Member (1999 to present)

 

Center for Legal Inclusiveness, “Dream Team” Member (2009 to 2012)
 

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty (2009 to 2010)
 

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Commission for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Rights, Mayoral Appointee (2004 to 2009)
 

Denver Bar Association Mentorship Program, Mentor (2009)
 

Arraj Inn of Court, Member (2006 to 2008)
 

Colorado Legal Initiatives Project (1997 to 2002)

  • Legal Panel Member

  • Cooperating Counsel

 

Color of Justice, Board Member (2004 to 2006)
 

Denver Mayor Wellington Webb’s Gay & Lesbian Advisory Committee, Mayoral Appointee (1997 to 2003)
 

National Lawyers Guild, Boston, MA, Volunteer (1995)
 

Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, Zimbabwe, Volunteer (1993)
 

Santa Cruz County Planning Department, Santa Cruz, CA, Volunteer (1992)
 

EarthSave, Santa Cruz, CA, Volunteer (1992)
 

Rain Forest Futures, Santa Cruz, CA, Volunteer, (1991)       
 

The Peregrine Fund, Northern California, Hack Site Attendant (1990)
 

PUBLICATIONS

2020: A Moment of Reckoning and a Call for Collective Intersectional Action in the Fight Against Tyranny, TRIAL TALK, November 2020

The Law Enforcement Integrity Bill, SB-217: A Response to Brutality, Racism, Lack of Accountability, COLORADO WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION, The 1891, July 1, 2020 

Guest commentary: Colorado’s police reform law will help rein in worst of law enforcement behavior, THE DENVER POST, June 25, 2020

A Practical Guide to Negotiating Settlement and Separation Agreements In The Employment Context, TRIAL TALK, June/July 2013 (Co-Author)
 

Faces of Guantanamo: Indefinite Detention, © Center for Constitutional Rights, 2012 (Contributing Author)
 

Creative Advocacy in Employment Discrimination Cases Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, THE COLORADO LAWYER, March 2011, Vol. 40, No. 3  (Co-Author)
 

The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison; Outside the Law, New York University Press, 2009 (Contributing Author)
 

Workplace Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, THE COLORADO LAWYER, April 2006, Vol. 35, No. 4
 

Constitutional Law Section, ANNUAL SURVEY OF COLORADO LAW, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 1999 (Co-Author)
 

VAWA: A Civil Rights Tool for Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence, THE COLORADO LAWYER, September 1999, Vol. 28, No. 9 (Co-Author)

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • "Reproductive Justice in Prisons, Jails, and Immigration Detention Centers," University of Denver Sturm College of Law, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and the Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform, April 22, 2021
     

  • Courts, Cops, and Consequences: The Colorado Edition,” Rhone-Brackett and Sotomayor American Inns of Court, March 24, 2021
     

  • Racial Equality and Reform: The Way Forward,” Woman’s Educations Society of Colorado College, January 28, 2021
     

  • “Intersectionality and the Fight Against Tyranny,”  Keynote Speech, Colorado LGBT Bar Association Foundation Annual Gala, October 2, 2020
     

  • “Bostock and its Impact on Title VII,”  University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, September 22, 2020
     

  • “The New Client,”  Instructor, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association New Trial Lawyers' Boot Camp, September 15, 2020
     

  • "Civil Rights and SB-217 – The Police Accountability and Integrity Act,"  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Rights Committee, July 23, 2020
     

  • "Progressive Federalism and the LGBTQ Community,"  American Constitution Society, June 24, 2020
     

  • "Racism and Reform: Seeking Solutions,"  KDVR Fox31 Virtual Town Hall, June 16, 2020
     

  • “Trial War Stories,”  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Women Trial Lawyers Network, Fireside Chat, April 3, 2020
     

  • “Know Your Rights as LGBT Employees,”  University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, February 27, 2020
     

  • “After Marriage, Now What: The Next Frontier in the Fight for LGBTQ Rights,”  American Constitution Society Regional Convening, October 26, 2019
     

  • Federal Employment Discrimination Laws,” LGBT Bar Association, October 15, 2019
     

  • Ethical Considerations for the ‘Cause’ Lawyer,” University of Colorado School of Law, October 15, 2018
     

  • “How to Settle a Case: Top 10 Things to Look for in Settlement Negotiations,”  Employment Law Spring Update 2018, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, April 20, 2018
     

  • “Shifting Ground for the LGBTQ Community in Colorado: A Re-Examination of the 1992 Amendment 2 Election Results 25 Years After,”  University of Colorado LGBTQ+ & EMAC Summit, November 3, 2017 
     

  • “LGBT Rights Under the Trump Administration,”  Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Retreat, August 24, 2017
     

  • “LGBT Rights Under the New Administration,”  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, August 4, 2017
     

  • “A Lawyer’s Take on Excessive Force,”  Resist Forward Summit, Shorter Community A.M.E. Church, June 10, 2017
     

  • “Combating Implicit Bias – Race and the Judicial System,”  Colorado Women’s Bar Association 40th Annual Convention, May 20, 2017
     

  • “A Legal Advocate’s Perspective on the Role of the Church in Civil Rights Litigation,”  St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church, St. Louis, series on “How the Black Church Can Become an Advocate for Families and Communities of Police Killings of Unarmed Black Men,” April 29, 2017
     

  • Preparing for Trial,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association New Trial Lawyers’ Boot Camp, April 26, 2017
     

  • “Unmanageable Human Resources Practicum and Roleplay: What to Do When the Human Resources Manager Wears More Than One Hat, Can’t Keep Information Confidential, and Other Nightmares,”  Employment Law Fall Update, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, November 10, 2016
     

  • “Batson v. Kentucky: 30 Years of Progress and Challenge,”  Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP, Lunch-and-Learn, August 26, 2016

  • “Strategies and Ideas for Settlement,”  Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Retreat, August 25, 2016

  • “Ethical and Practical Issues Regarding Case Publicity,”  Employment Law Conference 2016, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, April 21, 2016

  • “Ethical Considerations in Representing Transgender Clients,'"  Colorado GLBT Bar Association, November 12, 2015
     

  • “Winning in State Court: Free Yourself from Bad Tenth Circuit Precedent,”  Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Retreat, August 27, 2015
     

  • Implications of Obergefell,” Colorado GLBT Bar Foundation, Continuing Legal Education Program, June 29, 2015
     

  • Beyond Marriage: The Ongoing Fight for LGBT Equality,” Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 38th Annual Convention, May 16, 2015
     

  • Keynote Speaker, University of Colorado, Lavender Graduation Ceremony, May 5, 2015
     

  • Presenting the Less-Than-Presentable Client,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster CLE, January 30, 2015
     

  • Guantanamo Bay Panel Discussion, co-sponsored by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law's National Lawyers Guild, American Constitution Society, Children's Legal Advocacy Group, and Middle Eastern and North African Law Society, DU Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program, April 10, 2014
     

  • Case Assessment,” Employment Law 2014, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, March 20, 2014
     

  • Fly on the Wall: What Goes on in the Other Room During a Mediation?” Colorado Bar Association CLE on Workplace Discrimination, January 10, 2014
     

  • Guantanamo Bay: The Failure of all Three Branches of Government,” South Asian Bar Association of North America, Leadership Retreat, October 5, 2013
     

  • 10 Ways to Win Big in Employment Cases,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, August 1, 2013
     

  • Today’s Big Fight in Civil Rights: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Discrimination,” Panelist, National Employment Lawyers Association, Summit for Workers’ Rights, June 28, 2013
     

  • Employment Law 101: Mediation & Settlement,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, May 29, 2013
     

  • Judges Panel – Employment Litigation: Perspectives from the Federal and State Bench,” Moderator, 2013 Colorado Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, April 5, 2013
     

  • Representing Guantanamo Detainees: Criminal Defense and Habeas Corpus Actions,” Faculty of Federal Advocates, February 21, 2013
     

  • To Engage or Not to Engage: Interviewing and Assessing Your Potential New Client and Legal Claims” Employment Law Basics – Access to Experience, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, November 15, 2012
     

  • Governmental Abuse of Civil Rights in America,” Judaism in the Foothills, July 13, 2012
     

  • Making the Media Work for You: Whether You Want Them to Call You or Not,” Colorado Women’s Bar Association Annual Convention, June 9, 2012
     

  • The Top Ten Blunders Employers Make When Firing Employees,” Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, May 24, 2012
     

  • Finding Your Pro Bono Passion,” 2012 Colorado Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, May 3, 2012
     

  • Representation of Guantanamo Prisoners,” National Lawyers Guild Colorado, April 18, 2012
     

  • Obstruction to Justice and the War on Terror,” Social Justice Week, co-sponsored by ACLU Student Chapter, ACLU of Colorado, DU Law Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program, Latino/a Law Students Association, and National Lawyers Guild, March 29, 2012
     

  • Strategies for Deposing and Cross Examining Human Resource Professionals,” Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, March 9, 2012
     

  • Representing Unpopular Clients,” To Kill a Mockingbird Panel, October 26, 2011
     

  • Creative Advocacy in Employment Discrimination Cases Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” University of Colorado School of Law, October 18, 2011
     

  • Deposing Human Resource Professionals,” Roundtable Leader, Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, August 25, 2011
     

  • Tips, Traps and Timely Words of Wisdom from Veteran FFA Volunteer Lawyers,” Panelist for Faculty of Federal Advocates Training on How to Represent Pro Bono Clients in Federal Court, June 8, 2011
     

  • Expert Witness Issues,” 2011 Colorado Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, May 24, 2011
     

  • The Accidental Activist,” University of Wyoming “Good Mule” Student Conference 2011, February 12, 2011
     

  • Settling an Employment Law Case,” Employment Law Practice Basics for Beginners, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, et al., October 28, 2010
     

  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Public Service Attorney Trial Skills, July 27-28, 2010
     

  • Negotiating Severance Agreements,” 2010 Colorado Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, May 26, 2010
     

  • Defending our Fundamental Rights: The Guantanamo Bay Litigation,” Byron White Inn of Court, April 15, 2010
     

  • Getting A Great Job And Keeping It: What Attorneys Really Want From A Paralegal,” Colorado Bar Association Paralegal Committee, April 10, 2010
     

  • Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence Presentation, Horace Mann Middle School, March 26, 2010
     

  • Guest Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, March 2, 2010
     

  • Guantanamo Bay: Past and Future,” Denver Eclectics, November 11, 2009
     

  • Guantanamo Bay: The Civil Rights Violations Continue,” ACLU of Northern Colorado Annual Meeting, November 7, 2009
     

  • Representing Detainees at Guantanamo Bay,” ACLU of Colorado Lunch and Learn Series, Tuesday, October 13, 2009
     

  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Public Service Attorney Trial Skills, October 5-6, 2009
     

  • Evaluating Employment Law Cases For Settlement,” 2009 Colorado Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by CLE in Colorado, Inc. and Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, May 21, 2009
     

  • Navigating the Labyrinth of Guantanamo Bay,” Colorado Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Association, May 8, 2009
     

  • Representing Clients Held in Guantanamo Bay,” Kaiser Legacy Highlands Regional Diversity Counsel, Global Diversity Series, March 20, 2009
     

  • Guantanamo Bay: Lies and Lessons,” Denver Rotary Club 31, February 6, 2009
     

  • Simmons v. General Steel, et al: War Stories and Lessons” Colorado Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Association, October 30, 2008
     

  • Guest Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, October 13, 2008
     

  • Free Speech Zones or Security Zones? Balancing First Amendment Rights and Security Concerns at the Democratic National Convention,” Moderator, Civil Rights Committee of the Colorado Bar Association, February 6, 2008
     

  • Representation of Yemeni Nationals Detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” University of Colorado, Cultural Geography, November 6, 2007
     

  • ‘Service above Self’ -- Representing Prisoners Detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” Rotary Club of Cherry Creek, September 4, 2007
     

  • Resisting the Politics of Fear,” National Lawyers Guild Southwest Regional Convention, April 14, 2007
     

  • Marketing and Growing a Successful Law Practice,” Colorado Women’s Bar Association Convention, May 6, 2006
     

  • Instructor, University of Denver School of Law, Moot Court competition, April 21, 2006
     

  • Litigating Cases of Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status,” Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, September 23, 2005
     

  • Emerging Issues in Employment Law,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August 13, 2005
     

  • Legal Developments and Civil Rights Implications of Same-Sex Marriage,” Women and the Law, Metropolitan State College, March 3, 2004
     

  • Instructor, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004 National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, February 21, 2004
     

  • Civil Rights Issues in Representing Claimants in Unemployment Proceedings,” Colorado Legal Services Continuing Legal Education Program, August 25, 2003
     

  • Survey and Analysis of the Rights of Transgender People in the United States,” Ladyfest Out West Activists and Artists Conference, June 20, 2003
     

  • Legal Rights Of Transgender People in Colorado,” Tri-S, May 17, 2003
     

  • Instructor, University of Denver School of Law, Moot Court competition, April 18, 2003
     

  • Civil Rights Litigation,” University of Colorado School of Law, April 14, 2003
     

  • Constitutional Rights of Protesters,” Youth Activist Conference sponsored by KERPOW: Kids Engaging in Radical Patriotism Opposing War, April 12, 2003
     

  • Civil Rights Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Rights Of Female Inmates,” Denver University School of Law, November 20, 2002
     

  • Civil Rights of High School Students,” Centennial High School, March 19, 2002
     

  • Civil Rights Litigation,” University of Colorado School of Law, November 28, 2001
     

  • Sexual Harassment and the Law,” West High School, December 12, 2000
     

  • Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa,” University of Colorado at Denver, Spring 1994
     

LEGISTLATIVE TESTIMONY

COLORADO STATE LEGISLATURE

Bill For An Act Concerning Measures To Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity, SB20-217: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Finance Committee, 72nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (June 10, 2020)

Bill For An Act Concerning Measures To Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity, SB20-217: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate, Committee On State, Veterans & Military Affairs, 72nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (June 4, 2020)

Bill For An Act Concerning Enforcement Of Colorado Constitutional Rights In Colorado State Courts, HB20-1287: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Judiciary Committee, 72nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (March 5, 2020)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Creation Of The “Equal Pay For Equal Work Act” In Order To Implement Measures To Prevent Pay Disparities, SB19-085: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 72nd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 20, 2019)

Bill For An Act Concerning Continuation Of The Regulation Of Civil Rights, HB18-1256: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Judiciary Committee, 71st General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (March 13, 2018)

Bill For An Act Concerning Use Of Body Worn Cameras By Law Enforcement Officers, HB15-1285: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 70th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 27, 2015)

Bill For An Act Concerning Prohibiting A Peace Officer From Interfering With A Person Lawfully Recording A Peace Officer-Involved Incident, SB15-1290: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 70th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 27, 2015)

Bill For An Act Concerning Measures To Improve Peace Officer Training, HB15-1287: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 70th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 27, 2015)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Creation Of Remedies In Employment Discrimination Cases Brought Under State Law, SB11-072: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 68th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 14, 2011)

 

Bill For An Act Concerning The Creation Of Remedies Available In Employment Discrimination Cases, HB10-1269: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Judiciary Committee, 67th Regular Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (March 1, 2010)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB07-025: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Committee On State, Veterans And Military Affairs, 66th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (January 29, 2007)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB06-081: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Committee On Business, Labor And Technology, 65th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (February 1, 2006)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Provision Of Domestic Partner Benefits Pursuant To Small Group Health Insurance Plans, SB05-235: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On Business Affairs And Labor, 65th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (May 4, 2005)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB05-028: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Judiciary Committee, 65th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 28, 2005)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Provision Of Domestic Partner Benefits Pursuant To Small Group Health Insurance Plans, SB05-235: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Committee On Business, Labor And Technology, 65th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 27, 2005)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB04-049: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 64th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (February 4, 2004)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Creation Of The “Colorado Civil Union Act,” HB04-1085: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On Technology And Information, 64th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (February 2, 2004)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB03-028: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 64th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 11, 2003)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Creation Of The “Colorado Civil Union Act,” HB03-1141: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On Technology And Information, 64th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 5, 2003)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Assertion Of Claims For Exemplary Damages, HB03-1186: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On Technology And Information, 64th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 5, 2003)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB 02-074: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On State, Veteran And Military Affairs, 63rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (April 30, 2002) 

Bill For An Act Concerning Prohibitions On The Establishment Of Parent-Child Relationships In Which There Are Multiple Parents Of The Same Sex, HB02-1356: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Judiciary Committee, 63rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (April 10, 2002)

Bill For An Act Concerning Prohibitions On The Establishment Of Parent-Child Relationships In Which There Are Multiple Parents Of The Same Sex, HB02-1356: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On State, Veteran And Military Affairs, 63rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (March 21, 2002)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB 02-074: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Committee On Business, Labor And Finance, 63rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (January 23, 2002)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB01-154: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Committee On State, Veteran And Military Affairs, 63rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (April 26, 2001)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Expansion Of Employment Nondiscrimination Protections, SB01-154: Hearing Before The Colorado State Senate Committee On Business, Labor And Finance, 63rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session (February 14, 2001)

Bill For An Act Concerning The Extension Of Civil Rights To Persons Discriminated Against On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation, HB00-1331: Hearing Before The Colorado State House Judiciary Committee, 62nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (February 15, 2000)

DENVER CITY COUNCIL

Bill For An Ordinance Amending Denver’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Include A Private Cause Of Action: Hearing Before Denver City Council Human Services Committee (October 8, 2002)

Bill For An Ordinance Amending Denver’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Add Protection Against Discrimination Based On Gender Identity: Hearing Before Denver City Council (November 5, 2001)

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