Welcome to the third installment of Leadership Chat, in which we spend a few minutes with a pair of leaders at a particular state, local, or special-focus bar. For this issue, Eric T. Cooperstein spoke with Tyrone Glover and Amy Larson from the Denver Bar Association.
Cooperstein is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, a past president of the Hennepin County (Minn.) Bar Association, a frequent faculty member at the ABA Bar Leadership Institute, and a small-firm lawyer whose practice is focused on legal ethics. Glover is president of the Denver Bar Association, and Larson is executive director and chief executive officer of the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association.
Glover’s transition into presidency was different from most: When Dan Sweetser, who was then president-elect, became deputy executive director of the Denver bar, Kevin E. McReynolds became president and Glover became president-elect. To make up for Sweetser’s term, Glover and McReynolds were co-presidents for six months, even writing shared president’s pages. Glover is an attorney at Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, representing clients in civil rights, criminal defense, and employment matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an undefeated professional fighter in mixed martial arts.
Larson became executive director and CEO of the DBA and CBA in January 2020, after previously serving as deputy executive director and chief operating officer before becoming the interim executive director. Larson is the first woman to serve as chief staff executive for the Denver and Colorado bars.
Glover and Larson filled Cooperstein in on their post-pandemic plans, and on how they’ve worked to keep members connected and engaged—including through effective use of video, bar podcasts that have taken on a life of their own, and even a mixtape series that Glover curates.
Listen in—and get ready for another Leadership Chat, featuring a different bar leadership team, in a future issue of Bar Leader.