The Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project traditionally presents our Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award to an attorney who has gone above and beyond in his or her assistance to our low-income clients. In September 2014 we presented this award to the Continental Divide Bar Association – the first time we have given the award to a Bar Association! The Continental Divide Bar Association has consistently identified Pro Bono service as a high priority, and encourages its membership to donate their professional time. CDBA members donated over 600 hours of their time in 2013; this time was valued at over $100,000. In the past five years, CDBA members have given over 3300 hours of their time, valued at over $500,000.
In addition, the CDBA has provided financial support to the Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project for over 25 years. They increased their support during the recent Recession; in the past five years, the CDBA has donated $65,000!
Pro Bono coordinators are part of every Bar meeting, and information on pro bono activities is a regular item on the agenda. This Bar Assoc. lives its philosophy of public service in everything they do. Thank you for your dedication to the philosophy of access to justice for all.