September MemberCOnnect

Survey There is still time to complete the 2017 Compensation & Benefits Survey!!  If you have not completed yours, please do so soon!  If you did not receive a link and would like one, please contact Beckie Mills, Chair of Survey Committee, at

Membership/Professional Development Please join us for a night of Dinner, Networking and Prizes at the Annual Membership Networking Event on September 13th at 5:00 PM! There is no fee to attend this event, it's FREE for Mile High Chapter ALA members and potential members.   Please invite potential members, this is our chance to show those who have not joined the Mile High Chapter why they should join. We ask that you go to and register by Friday, September 8th so that we can order the appropriate amount of food and drink. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Buffet Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.

  • The first 25 people to arrive will receive a $10 Starbucks Card.
  • We will be giving away 2 Chapter Retreat Scholarships to potential new members.
  • We will be giving away 2 - $25 Gift cards to Breckenridge Brewery (conveniently located by our chapter retreat hotel!).
  • Anyone who brings a potential member will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Card (4 to be given away).

The Membership Committee and Professional Development Committee look forward to seeing you there!

Education REGISTER TODAY for the Thursday, September 21st Luncheon entitled “Casemaker:  A Colorado Bar Resource” with Reba Nance of the Colorado Bar Association.  PLEASE NOTE:  This month’s luncheon is at a different location:  Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center, 1725 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202.

New Members We are pleased to announce we have four new and one returning Mile High Chapter members that recently joined us:

Sarah Busskohl, Franklin D. Azar & Associates, PC

E.J. Hubbell, Coombe Curry Rich & Jarvis

Melissa Poole-Knight, City Attorney’s Office, City and County of Denver

Parker Ramey, Zupkus & Angell, PC

Joseph Graves, Orten Cavanagh & Holmes LLC [Returning Member]

Please join us in welcoming Sarah, E.J., Melissa, and Parker, and welcoming back Joseph to the Chapter!

Chapter Retreat The Professional Development Committee invites you to join us at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge starting on Friday, October 20th through Saturday, October 21st for our annual Mile High Retreat.  Check out the two speakers lined up for the education-packed weekend at and register today!

The Mile High Chapter will also be recognizing 15 year anniversaries with ALA International and the Chapter at the Retreat.  Please plan to attend as we celebrate the following members and thank them for their continued participation in our organization:  Michele Bailon, Jacqueline A. Barsocchi, Deboarah Miller Gentile, Laurie Guthals, Laura B. Hackney, Ellen Carol Husband, Sharon Jurenka, Angie Pohl, Sarah K. Stromberg, Tracy Veto, & Janet Wulf.

Additional Upcoming Events:

September 7-9: Regional Legal Management Conference West (Regions 4, 5, 6), Las Vegas, Nevada

October 5-7: Specialty Conferences for Legal Professionals, co-located in Chicago, Illinois

October 12-14: Regional Legal Management Conference East (Regions 1, 2, 3), Nashville, Tennessee

December 7: Mile High Chapter Holiday Party

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