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Colorado Disability Bar Association (Specialty Bar)

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee 

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee (JEDI) is dedicated to promoting full and equal participation in the Trust & Estate and Elder Law Sections of the CBA by all attorneys and law students, including those historically under-represented groups such as racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, members of the queer community, and women. The JEDI committee is focused on building strong connections within the legal community and promoting cultural competency in our practice through education regarding diverse backgrounds and populations.

Disability Law Section

The Section concentrates on the laws and procedures governing or related to disabilities. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors concerning legislation or procedural improvements in the disability law field. The committee also publishes a semi-annual column in The Colorado Lawyer, sponsors a session on a current legal topic of interest at the annual convention, and co-sponsors occasional training events in the area of disability law.

Diversity on the Bench Coalition

The goal of the Diversity on the Bench Coalition is to have the Colorado court bench reflect the diversity of the population of the state.

Committees

Spanish-Speaking Lawyers Committee

Colorado Diverse Attorney Community Circle: The Colorado Diverse Attorney Community Circle (CODACC) Program seeks to build a community for diverse Colorado attorneys. CODACC invites diverse attorneys throughout the state to find their fit within the CBA and in the greater Colorado legal community, which includes exploring CBA programs and opportunities and making friends and business contacts who they would not have otherwise met. Through a mix of intimate and open-to-the-public retreats and other networking events, CODACC will train participants in core Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity competencies that they can share with CBA members, colleagues, employers, family, friends, and the broader community Additionally, CODACC will promote mentoring opportunities for diverse attorneys and open doors for diverse attorneys to take more leadership positions at work and in their communities.