Rachel Catt Discusses Legislative Wins in Law Week Colorado Feature Story
Originally published in Law Week Colorado.
The Colorado LGBT Bar Association is among the smaller affinity bar associations, but as president Rachel Catt describes it, it’s rapidly growing and performing beyond what its size might lead one to believe. The organization has a long list of activities and initiatives and has been active in lobbying at the legislature and the state Supreme Court.
A Busy Year
Catt said the organization has seen growth in 2019. Despite being one of the smaller bar associations, as of October, the organization had 223 active members with about 500 on the listserv. She said the organization has had steady growth since the beginning of the year.
In terms of other numbers, the LGBT Bar Association Foundation awarded two fall scholarships of $10,000 each to a student from DU Sturm College of Law and a student from the University of Colorado Law School. The annual gala, held in September, also raised roughly $35,000, Catt said, which will fund future scholarships.
At the gala, the LGBT Bar Association recognized Christine Brown with its Ally of the Year Award for her pro bono work helping transgender clients seeking asylum. The organization also awarded DU Sturm College of Law associate dean Catherine Smith with its Attorney of the Year Award for her work on the school’s Diversity and Inclusiveness initiative.
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