Our firm has a strong history of public service and commitment to the community through civic and charitable organizations, bar association and pro bono activities. This dates from the firm's representation of members of the Communist Party prosecuted under the Smith Act in the early 1950s. Members of the firm today carry on this tradition. For example, our firm was one of the lead counsel in a major court challenge to Colorado's school financing system. The firm also successfully represented a Denver neighborhood group and the City and County of Denver, challenging Denver's mountain view ordinances in a landmark case which went to the Supreme Court of the United States. We have "loaned" an attorney for several months each year to the Denver City Attorney's Office to assist them in prosecuting cases. Numerous attorneys are involved with a variety of pro bono cases each year as part of our annual pledge to support the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Thursday Night Bar.
Our partners and associates are actively involved in civic and charitable events and serve on numerous boards of directors and committees of nonprofit organizations. The firm encourages participation in a variety of activities, reflective of the diverse interests of our attorneys.
In addition to encouraging and supporting our attorneys to generously serve nonprofits, the firm has made a substantial investment in our nonprofit practice group. Our commitment is demonstrated by our investment in attorneys having experience in the governance, tax and day-to-day operations of nonprofit organizations; and by our long list of not-for-profit clients, and non-clients, to which our attorneys devote a substantial part of their law practice.