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2020-2021 Committees

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Amicus Curiae Committee - Contact  Holly Bennett at CTLA
Reviews requests for amicus assistance and decides which to accept; may provide necessary research and briefs to carry out the function of CTLA involvement as amicus. View the CTLA Amicus Committee for Acceptance of Requests Guidelines.
Co-Chairs: Tim Garvey and Kylie Schmidt

Auto Litigation Committee
Assists auto litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Kyle Bachus, Amanda Francis and Steve Wahlberg

This annual continuing legal education seminar is one of the most popular events on the CTLA calendar. This two-day program features high profile speakers and draws more than 200 attorneys from across the state.
Co-Chairs: Sam Cannon, Jennifer O’Connell and Lauren Varner

Case Assistance Committee
Develops, promotes and maintains programs such as the listserve, the Resource Bank and Case Assistance Roundtables.  Reviews potential membership benefits offered by vendors.  This committee oversees CTLA publications.
Co-Chairs: Alana Anzalone, Dustin Bergman, Jessica Jackson, Ed Lomena and Thomas Neville

Civil Rights Committee
Assists civil rights attorneys in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: Mari Newman

Commercial Practice Committee
Assists commercial litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: James Fogg and Nicole Quintana

Construction Defect Task Force Committee
Assists construction defect litigators in working toward solutions to common problems.
Chair: Mari Perczak

Convention Committee
Plans annual summer convention.
Co-Chairs: Kari Jones Dulin and Molly Greenblatt

Diversity Committee
Ensures full and equal participation and representation in the organization's services, activities, policies, communications, and products by members of communities that historically have been underrepresented, and to promote diversity of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, and background more generally - within the organization and its leadership positions.
Chair: Ed Lomena and Megan Matthews

EAGLE Committee
Raises money to protect consumer rights and increase public safety through lobbying and outreach efforts.
Chair: Sam Cannon

Employment Litigation Committee
Reviews proposed employment legislation to evaluate its impact on consumer and tort issues.
Chair: Clayton Wire

Insurance/Bad Faith Committee
Assists insurance/bad faith litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs:  Jennifer Milne and Michael Rosenberg

Judiciary Committee
Finds ways to encourage members to apply for openings on Judicial Nominating Commissions or the bench. Helps evaluate judicial nominees in order to provide information to the governor.
Co-Chairs: Loren Brown and Jason Wesoky

Mass Torts Committee
Assists mass torts litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: Seth Katz

Medical Malpractice Committee
Designed to help medical malpractice attorneys work towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs:  Lorraine Parker and David Woodruff

Membership Committee
Develops membership retention and recruitment and examines services to be offered to the membership.
Chair: Kari Jones Dulin

     - Colorado Springs Membership Division Chair: Scott Anderson
     - Fort Collins Membership Division Chair: Lance Taylor

New Lawyers Division
For members in practice seven years or less. Assists new lawyers in their practices and their involvement in CTLA.
Co-Chairs: Jessica Breuer, Lisandra Matos, Sarah McEahern, and Kylie Schmidt

Paralegal Division
Develops membership recruitment, retention and benefits for legal staff members.
Co-Chairs: Courtney Clark, Rebecca Fong and Danielle Sandoval

Premises Liability Committee
Assist those who take premises liability cases in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: William Babich, Liz Hart and David Klibaner

Product Liability Committee
Assists product liability litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Anne Dieruf and George McLaughlin

Seminar Committee
Plans and implements CTLA’s seminar program. Recommends and recruits program chairs.
Co-Chairs: Dorothy Dean, Timothy Garvey, Greg Gold, Kate Hulme, Ben LebsackJennifer O’Connell, Siddhartha Rathod, and Kurt Zaner

Trial Talk Magazine
CTLA's bi-monthly magazine features articles and editorials to keep members current on the hottest legal topics and trial techniques. Consider writing an article for an upcoming issue of Trial Talk®.  Review the Submission Guidelines
Editor-in-Chief: Nicole Quintana

Women Trial Lawyers Network
Promotes the participation of women in CTLA, aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions and supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational opportunities.
Co-Chairs: Alana Anzalone, Amanda Francis and Jennifer O’Connell

Workers' Compensation Committee
Assists workers' compensation litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: R. Mack Babcock and Stephanie Tucker