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Update from the Board of Governors: December 2020 Meeting Highlights

Vol. 50, No. 2 [Page 56]

Colorado Lawyer

February, 2021


The CBA Board of Governors (BOG) met virtually on December 11, 2020, closing out a year of many challenges. The meeting highlights below illustrate the progress that CBA sections and groups have made in the face of 2020's adversity.


CBA President Jessica Brown opened the meeting, wishing everyone well during these difficult times. Jessica thanked the legal community and CBA staff for the ceaseless work of strengthening our legal community. She also encouraged members to step forward as leaders in the legal and greater community. Jessica recognized Immediate Past President Kathleen Hearn Croshal for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathleen thanked staff and members and shared some of the positives of her year, including the opportunity to make new contacts and friends.

Greater Colorado Task Force

Greater Colorado Task Force (GCTF) Chair Ian McCargar summarized the group's accomplishments over the past year and outlined what's ahead for the coming year. The GCTF was formed in late 2019 to focus on the "E" goal of the CBA's REFOCUS strategic plan. Eight task force members from around the state were appointed to carry out the following initiatives:

■ engage under-represented and statewide populations by improving and ensuring their inclusion at all levels of the CBA;

■ build symbiotic relations with specialty bars;

■ use technology to better reach members statewide; and

■ strengthene local bar associations.

The GCTF identified CBA programs and CBA's benefits structure as key areas through which to maximize the use of technology and impact local bar resources. A report on this plan is being prepared now for presentation to the CBA Executive Council (EC) in the spring and the BOG in June 2021. Questions on the GCTF should be directed to Ian McCargar at imccargar@windsorgov.com.

Young Lawyers Division

CBA YLD Chair Spencer Rubin provided a rundown of the YLD's recent activities:

■ The BOG increased the CBA YLD's board size from 16 to 22 members to enhance the YLD's ability to carry out its programs.

■ In response to the pandemic, the YLD has expanded its free online offerings to members. Programs have largely centered on current events and challenges, wellness issues, election laws, and EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusivity) initiatives.

■ More than 30 section liaisons attended a successful YLD Section Liaison Summit and...

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