News from the CBA, Local Bars, and More, 0221 COBJ, Vol. 50, No. 2 Pg. 54
|BY JESSICA ESPINOZA-MURILLO
|Vol. 50, 2 [Page 54]
BY JESSICA ESPINOZA-MURILLO
Bar News is a monthly compilation of news from the CBA, including sections and committees, administration, and local and specialty bar associations. It also includes notices of activities—past, present, and future—from local and national law-related organizations and groups.
MVL's Giving Tree Benefits Local Families
This holiday season, Metro Volunteer Lawyers chose four in-need families for its Giving Tree gift drive. Through the generosity of many, the MVL's Giving Tree Committee was able to successfully raise funds to purchase gifts for these families to open on the holidays. Gifts included winter coats, hats, gloves, and clothing for all of the families.
Film Screenings Inspire Nonprofit Donations
The CBA Young Lawyers Division donated $800 to the Colorado Name Change Project and Colorado Transformative Freedom Fund following its virtual drag show and screening of the Oscar-winning LGBT-themed film Moonlight. In addition, the YLD, along with the CBA Immigration and Civil Rights Sections, donated $300 to the Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network following the virtual screening of the 2020 documentary The Undocumented Lawyer.
Colorado Springs Legal Community Raises Cash for Local Restaurants
This past fall and winter, several legal organizations in Colorado Springs raised funds to help local restaurants stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The El Paso County Bar Association collected donations for the staff of Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, while several local law firms donated money to their favorite downtown restaurants. Ian Speir, managing partner at Nussbaum Speir Gleason, explained, "Our partners were discussing how hard it is for our downtown restaurants to make it through this COVID season, so we decided to make Christmas gifts of cash to our 10 favorite downtown restaurants."
Law Suit Days
The DBA Young Lawyers Division hosted its annual Law Suit Days in November, accepting donations of professional men's and women's clothing, shoes, and accessories. The drive benefited Arrupe Jesuit High School and Bayaud Enterprises, a Denver...
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