August 08, 2019

Beverly J. Quail

Beverly J. Quail
Eleventh District, (2022)
Retired partner at Ballard Spahr in Denver
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1974

Beverly is a member of the House of Delegates (2002-2018). Chair of the Presidential Appointments Committee (2017-2018), Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee (2012) and Select Committee (2009-2011). Chair of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (1999-2000). Member of the Rule of Law Initiative Council Committee since 2018. Fellow and past Colorado state chair of the American Bar Foundation (2011-2013). Reason to serve: “I had the chance several times, but I was always working too hard to feel that I could do a good job. I recently retired from my law firm and I thought I finally have the time to do a good job. I wanted to do it because I think the ABA, like all special organizations, faces a lot of challenges and I think I can help guide the ABA because I’ve worked with young lawyers at my law firm. I know what they want. I have a daughter who is a lawyer, and I know what millennials want or don’t want. I hope I can help steer the ABA in the right direction and increase our membership.”

Plans for term: “The biggest thing that I and probably everyone else would like to see is the ABA increase its membership so we represent more lawyers than we currently do. But I would also like to see the ABA increase its support for the Fund for Justice and Education and for ROLI. I think that young lawyers do want to feel that they are making a contribution and that they are making a difference. I don’t think they just want to bill hours. I think those two entities do great things and that young lawyers, if they knew what they were doing and could participate with what they’re doing, they would feel more enthusiastic about the ABA. There are a lot of things those organizations do that no one even knows about.”

Positive experience with the ABA: “Probably the most positive experiences I’ve had are attending the Spirit of Excellence Awards. That’s my favorite thing. Whenever I go there, I feel so proud that I’m part of the ABA. To see one of the young law students get the award that the ABA gives is really wonderful.”