Colorado Lawyers Committee Honors Lawrence Treece for Longstanding Pro Bono Commitment
|Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce the Colorado Lawyers Committee recognized Lawrence W. Treece with the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award at Monday’s 2012 Annual Awards Celebration. The award highlights Treece’s longstanding support and extensive contributions to the work of the organization, including his most recent role in the Taylor Ranch case. |
“I'm so honored to receive this award from an organization with such a respectable mission,” said Treece. “Over the many years of my membership with this organization, I have had the honor to work with not only premier attorneys and firms throughout the state but incredible clients and causes. My involvement here has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career.”
One of Treece and the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s most notable projects was a landmark case that granted Costilla County landowners access to the Torcido Creek Road and the Torcido Gate. Treece led the plaintiffs in their pursuit of rights for livestock grazing, firewood gathering and timbering on 77,000 acres of mountain land choked since 1960 when a North Carolina lumberman bought the Taylor Ranch and sealed the entry. The victory ended decades of strife—in some instances confrontational and violent—and serves to reinvigorate the livelihoods of thousands of Costilla County landowners.
The Colorado Lawyers Committee is an organization of lawyers devoted to providing high-quality legal assistance on a pro-bono basis in large cases of significant public importance. The organization, which was founded in 1978 and comprises 58 Colorado law firms, typically balances 20 active projects in areas including: poverty and public benefits, civil rights, education, immigration, community development and criminal law.
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