DocuWest Presents: A Panel Discussion with Civil Rights Attorneys Darold Killmer & Mari Newman
How Colorado’s Police Reform Became Law.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public:
From Marvin Booker and Michael Marshall to Elijah McClain and De’Von Bailey. Civil Rights attorneys Darold Killmer and Mari Newman dive into the cases that led Colorado’s Police Reform Bill and how reform is impacting policing.
The discussion will be moderated by award-winning civil rights filmmaker and Denver Documentary Society founder, Wade Gardner.
Darold Killmer, is founding member and Partner of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP where he emphasizes civil rights, employment discrimination litigation, and criminal defense. He regularly litigates cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has been honored with numerous awards including the Carl E. Whitehead Civil Rights Award from the ACLU – Colorado, the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Access to Justice Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, to name a few. He has been recognized annually as The Best Lawyers in America, since 1995 and 5280 Magazine’s Super Lawyers beginning in 2006.
Mari Newman is a civil rights and employment lawyer who has dedicated her entire career to advocating on behalf of the underdog and disenfranchised against the entrenched power of government and corporations. This year, Mari has been honored as Denver’s top Civil Rights Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, and was voted one of the top ten lawyers in the State of Colorado by Super Lawyers, across all areas of legal practice.
Mari has received numerous awards for her work from organizations including the Southern Center for Human Rights, the ACLU of Colorado, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the LGBT Bar Association Foundation, and the Colorado Press Association, to name a few. Mari’s civil rights work extends outside the courtroom, where she serves on the Board of Directors for organizations including the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, the Kaleidoscope Project and the Colorado trial Lawyers Association, advocates in the legislature, writes and lectures, and speaks, yells, chants, and marches for social justice.