Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff
Denver, CO

Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff (MHALSS) was established in 1996 as an affiliate of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff (CALSS), a Colorado non-profit organization.  MHALSS is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the law and upholding its honor and dignity, furthering the professional interests of legal support staff, establishing good fellowship among the members, promoting and encouraging a spirit of loyalty and cooperation between employer and employee, and promoting a high standard of ethics among members.

2013-2014 MHALSS Officers

President - 

Tim Curtis
President-elect -  Christina Carroll
Vice President - Stacy Mullen
Secretary - Janet Price, CP
Treasurer - Ginny Schermerhorn
State Representative - Shelley McKinstry, PLS
Executive Advisor - Ginny Lee

Membership in MHALSS

In addition to the CALSS publications, MHALSS members receive MHALSS Monthly News, a newsletter outlining current Association activities.

MHALSS offers one-hour seminars in conjunction with monthly business meetings.  The meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital, 1690 Meade St., Denver, CO, [NEW LOCATION BEGINNING JANUARY 2014] (click here for a map).  Generally, the format consists of a brief business meeting, followed by dinner at 6:15 and seminar from 7 to 8 p.m.  Exceptions are August (annual meeting for the election of officers; generally no seminar), December (holiday social; no business meeting and no seminar), and July (annual membership promotion; no business meeting).  The cost to attend regular monthly meetings is $22.00 for members; $25.00 for non-member guests.  (See schedule below for information about recent and upcoming programs.)

To RSVP for a monthly meeting or to get additional information, please contact Ginny Lee at glee@martinconklin.com or (303) 257-5182

 

Annual combined membership dues for MHALSS and CALSS are $65 for active members and $40 for active life members and associate members.  Dues are payable each year on or before September 1.

Educational Programs

Some recent programs offered by MHALSS include:

  • June 2011: James Weatherly from Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, on "Plant Patents"

  • July 2011:  Judge Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals, on "The Court Process"

  • October 2011:  Heather Klutznik, Vice President of the Denver office of Trilogy Financial Corporation on "Financial Planning Should be Fun!!"

  • November 2011:  Michael Valdez, Director of Legislative Relations, Colorado Bar Association on "Highlights of the Upcoming Legislative Session"

  • January 2012:  Richard Holme, Esq. on "Counting for Dummies: the New ‘Rule of Seven’ for Civil Litigators"  Learn the rationale for the changes and -How they will impact civil litigation moving forward -The changes begin January 1.

  • February 2012:  "Maximizing Effectiveness at Work"

  • March 2012:  Capt. Jeff Sherman, Esq., Faegre & Benson “Rebuilding Rule of Law in Iraq”

  • April 2012:  Hope Kentnor, Director, University of Denver’s M.A. in Legal Admin. on "Legal Administration and You"

  • May 2012:  Dianne Bailey, The Conditioning Classroom on "FOCUS on FOOD"

  • June 2012:  Brian Medina, Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office, "ICCES: Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System"  

  • July 2012:  The Honorable Steven Munsinger, Chief Judge, Jefferson County District Court

  • October 2012: Leah Kursich, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, "Dealing with Stress"

  • November 2012:  Trent Walton, Electronic Legal, "E-Discovery in the Cloud"

  • December 2012:  Holiday Social, no guest speaker, no business meeting

  • January 2013:  Robert Kelso and Melinda Redenius, Forensic Pursuit, "E-Discovery and Computer Forensics"

  • February 2013:  Shelly Hunter and Sean Harte, Hunter and Geist, "There's an App for That!"

  • March 2013:  Jacqueline Cash, The State of Colorado, "Address Confidentiality Program"

  • May 2013:  Colorado Notary Laws

  • June 2013:  Angel McCall, CFP, "Social Security information you can use" 

  • September 2013: Casey Cassinis, Esq., The Pet Law Firm – "Pet Trusts" 

  • October 2013:  Craig Small, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws "Q&A Session for Amendment 64, Medical Marijuana"
  • January 2014:  Sheryl Bridges, Esq., Kennedy Childs, P.C. "Medical Malpractice - What exactly happens"
  • February 2014:  Motivational Speaker Kevin Rhodes, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/author/krhodes/
  • March 2014:  Bill Robinson of Connect for Health Colorado

Upcoming programs:

  • April 14, 2014:  Carol Haller, Colorado Judicial Department
  • May 12, 2014:  Check back for details

     

Check back soon for current information about upcoming programs.

Chapter Activities

MHALSS members have participated in various community activities in past years, including:

  • Providing intake services at the annual Law on the Mall program coordinated by the Young Lawyers Division of the Denver Bar Association 
  • Assisting with registration and pre-registration for the Colorado Bar Association annual conferences 
  • Participating in local high school career day activities 
  • Participating in the annual vendors' expo hosted by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Adopting charitable projects throughout the year.  In 2010, two successful programs were conducted -- 
    collections for Ansar Pantry and Excelsior Youth Center
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How to Contact MHALSS:

Membership Chairman
Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff
P. O. Box 2835
Denver, CO 80201-2835