Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff
Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff (MHALSS) was established in 1996
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
|Vice President -
||Janet Price, CP
|State Representative -
|Executive Advisor -
Membership in MHALSS
In addition to the CALSS publications, MHALSS members receive
Monthly News, a newsletter outlining current Association activities.
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
or (303) 257-5182
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.
Some recent programs offered by MHALSS include:
June 2011: James
Weatherly from Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, on "Plant Patents"
Judge Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals, on "The Court
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"
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
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"
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
May 2013: Colorado Notary Laws
June 2013: Angel McCall, CFP, "Social Security information you can
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
January 2014: Sheryl Bridges, Esq., Kennedy
Childs, P.C. "Medical Malpractice - What exactly happens"
February 2014: Motivational Speaker Kevin Rhodes,
March 10, 2014: Bill Robinson of Connect for Health Colorado
Check back soon for current information about upcoming
members have participated in various community activities in past years,
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
to Contact MHALSS:
High Association of Legal Support Staff
P. O. Box 2835
Denver, CO 80201-2835