Community

Club Q Statement

United hands

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association joins the Colorado LGBT Bar Association in condemning the mass shooting at Club Q.  We remember the five souls lost and offer our deepest condolences to their families for the tragic and senseless loss of life.

We encourage all CTLA members to read the Colorado LGBT Bar Association’s statement on this violent attack.

CTLA is committed to fostering an inclusive legal community.  Our trial lawyers also dedicate their careers to protecting people from harm and discrimination.  It is only natural that we have the responsibility to stand up against hate and build a community where everyone can exist without fear of persecution.

For those looking to support the LGBTQ+ community, the Colorado LGBT Bar asks that you give money to the

Colorado Healing Fund or donate blood.

In addition, the Colorado LGBT Bar Association will host its Winter Social on December 2 at Tracks.  To support our LGBTQ+ colleagues and show solidarity, CTLA encourages our members to attend the holiday party.

As an association, we are committed to working with the Colorado LGBT Bar Association to combat the rising threats against LGBTQ+ people.  In a democracy, when anyone’s rights are in danger, no matter their political affiliation, everyone’s rights are in danger. 

Statement Affirming
Individual Rights

CTLA is committed to the protections and advancement of individual rights and recognizes the fundamental right of every person to exercise control over their own bodies and condemns the recent US Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson.

Trial lawyers dedicate their careers to protecting people from harm and discrimination inflicted by special interests and governments. The Dobbs decision threatens a person’s control over their own bodies, their health, their choice to have an abortion, and their ability to participate in the economy. CTLA will continue to do everything within our power to stand up for those who need justice when personal decisions are endangered by government interference. 
Colorado Trial Lawyers Cares, our affiliated charity funded entirely by voluntary donations, will donate $5,000 to provide medical services for patients who come to Colorado because of restrictions or bans in their own states. Members of CTLA are also working with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and other partners to ensure anyone who needs legal services will receive quality legal counsel due to the ongoing questions around this ill-conceived decision.

Beyond this Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights, there are signals that more individual rights are at risk: marriage rights, contraception rights, LGBTQIA+  rights.

In a democracy, when anyone’s rights are in danger, no matter their political affiliation, everyone’s rights are in danger. We cannot ignore that the warning lights for our individual rights are blinking red. Historically, the worst we can do is nothing.