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.

2014-2015 MHALSS Officers

President - 

Christina Carroll, RP
President-elect -  Stacy Mullen
Vice President -  Ginny Lee
Secretary - Janet Price, CP
Treasurer - Alison Preable
State Representative - Mark Donovan
Executive Advisor - Shelley McKinstry, PLS

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 $17.00 for members; $20.00 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 Schermerhorn at vschermerhorn@hkjp.com

 

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

Upcoming programs:

  • September 8, 2014:  Tips for Making Yourself Indispensable in Your Attorney's Practice, presented by Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management, Colorado Bar Association
  • October 13, 2014:  Final Report on CAPP, presented by Corina Gerety, Esq, Director of Research, Colorado Access Pilot Program
  • November 10, 2014:  Social Media Management and Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile, presented by Jo Guerra, Kick A Marketing
  • December 8, 2014:  Holiday party.  No guest speaker.
  • January 12, 2015:  DUI Law in Colorado, presented by Jay Tifickjian, Esq., The DUI Guy
  • February 9, 2015:  It's Not the 70's Any More Domestic/Juvenile Law, presented by Karen Steinhauser, Esq.

 

Some recent programs offered by MHALSS include:

  • 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
  • April 2014:  Carol Haller, Colorado Judicial Department
  • May 2014:  Richard P. Myers, Esq. – Ethics in Mediation
  • June 2014:  Connie Rossi of Rossi Legal Staffing
  • July 2014:  Mr. Scott Beckett from Insigniam

 

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