PRO BONO

The Mission of the Pro Bono Committee is to develop, coordinate and implement policy initiatives, forge partnerships and provide volunteer opportunities to our members, in order to further expand access to and enhance the quality of justice within the Hispanic community for persons who encounter barriers in gaining access to Colorado’s civil justice system. The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association encourages members to engage in volunteer opportunities that positively affect the Colorado Hispanic community and the Association itself. This committee is engaged in promoting programs designed to provide pro bono legal services and public legal education to the public and professional development and networking opportunities to its members.


Leadership 

Veronique Van Gheem                                           

2018 Chair                          

Contact Veronique     

Ms. Van Gheem is Senior Assistant Legal Counsel for the State Court Administrator's Office of the Colorado Judicial Branch. Ms. Van Gheem leads the Spanish-speaking clinic portion of Project Safeguard which assists women who are survivors of domestic violence in obtaining divorces and/or allocation of parental responsibilities. Ms. Van Gheem is also a Law School Yes We Can Mentor, an active participant in many local and state-wide legal clinics, and provides pro bono immigration legal representation. Ms. Van Gheem is the recipient of the CHBA's 2017 Community Service Award, and a Finalist for the Colorado Bar Association's 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.                              

Jennifer Wild
2018 Vice Chair

Contact Jennifer

Ms. Wild is a 2015 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and currently works as a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office. She also serves as President for the Sturm College of Law G.O.L.D. Alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade)


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

JONATHON BOOKER
ANTONIO GALLEGOS
ANNIE MARTINEZ
MARISELA SANDOVAL
WINTER TORRES



2018 CLINICS

PROJECT SAFEGUARD CLINIC: 

The Rose Andom Center
1330 Fox St.
Denver, CO 80204
5:30 - 8:00 PM (dinner provided)
January 30, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, May 29, June 5, July 17, July 31, August 1, August 7, September 4, October 2, October 30, November 6, December 4

MI CASA LEGAL CLINIC: 

Mi Casa Resource Center
345 South Grove Street
Denver, CO 80219
6:00 - 8:00 PM (dinner provided)
Second Tuesday of the Month

SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL CLINIC: 

Mi Casa Resource Center
345 South Grove Street
Denver, CO 80219
6:00 - 8:00 PM
February 27, April 24, June 26, August 28, October 23, December 4

GREELEY LEGAL NIGHT: 

Our Lady of Peace Church

1311 3rd St.

Greeley, CO 80631

5:45 - 8:00/8:30 PM (dinner provided)

Dates TBA


2018 Pro Bono Events

  • February 19: Pueblo DACA Renewal Clinic
  • April 28: Grand Junction Naturalization Clinic
  • May 8: The Ethics of Pro-Bono Representation CLE
  • June 6: Law Line 9  
  • June 7: Volunteer Appreciation Night at La Rumba featuring Colorado Supreme Court Justice Samour  

2018 Pro Bono Challenge

The CHBA's Second Annual Pro Bono Challenge began January 1, 2018 and runs through December 31, 2018. Any pro bono work completed during the 2018 calendar year counts towards completing the Pro Bono Challenge. Help the CHBA reach 10,000 hours of pro bono service!

Click here for more information and email Veronique Van Gheem at vvangheem@gmail.com to join the 2018 Pro Bono Challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WHO COMPLETED THE 2017 CHBA PRO BONO CHALLENGE

  • Sal Quintana Quintana Law Firm (50 Hours)
  • Veronica Reyes Veronica Reyes Law (50 Hours)
  • Jennifer L. Wild Denver District Court (50+ Hours)
  • Richard Ferro Colorado Attorney General's Office (60 Hours)
  • Martina Hinojosa Butler Snow LLP (60 Hours)
  • Annie Martínez Bettenberg, Charshel & Maquire (66 Hours)
  • Jonathan Booker Hernandez Law Firm, P.C. (75 Hours)
  • Christine Hernandez Hernandez Law Firm, P.C. (75 Hours)
  • Sonia Anderson Husch Blackwell LLP (82.5 Hours)
  • Amber Gonzales Ballard Spahr LLP (90 Hours)
  • Katharine Speer Rosenthal Access Immigration, LLC (100 Hours)
  • Jennifer Howard Joseph Law Firm (103 Hours)
  • Julia Guzman Guzman Immigration (121 Hours)
  • Terry Lopez Think Legal Readiness, LLC (125 Hours)
  • Antonio Anduaga The Harris Law Firm (136 Hours)
  • Arnulfo Hernandez Hernandez Law Firm, P.C. (150 Hours)
  • Veronique Van Gheem Colorado State Court Administrator's Office (200+ Hours)
  • Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Levin, Jodi Scott, Alison Toivola Hogan Lovells US LLP (1,094 Combined Hours) 


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