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2020 Annual Awards Dinner


Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 6:00pm will be the Colorado LGBT Bar Association's Annual Awards Dinner!
This year we are going virtual due to the COVID pandemic.  
The event will be pre-recorded and the link will be shared to all registrants and sponsors on October 2nd. 

If you have registered and do not receive the link by 5:30pm, please check your spam filter. If it’s not there, please email

The event begins with a “cocktail hour” for around 20 minutes before leading into the main event.  

Congratulations to our 2020 Awardees!

Attorneys of the Year
Kiki Council, Tristan Gorman, and Mari Newman

Ally of the Year
Ellen Trachman

Scholarship Awardees
Rachel Blue (CU) and Bernardo Belloso L. (DU)

Keynote Speaker
Mari Newman

We anticipate that the recorded event will last around an hour and a half, beginning with a "cocktail" opening and then the full program.

As always, the Annual Awards Dinner proceeds go to the Colorado LGBT Bar Association Foundation, a 501c3 that provides scholarships to LGBT Law Students as well as educational grants.

While there is no cost to attend the virtual gala, we are collecting sponsorships for the event, detailed below, as well as direct and peer to peer donations.  

In order to attend the event, you just need to register, and the link will be sent to you the morning of October 2nd. 

Our event will include an opening cocktail slideshow with music and then our typical program in a new virtual format.  To download the Cocktail Recipes for 2020, please go here.

A printable version can be found here.  You can print it double-sided (Flip on Long Edge) to save paper of you'd like.  The shopping list will print on a separate page.

We encourage you to get fancy, make it a party, and dress it up.  Our cocktail sponsors have provided us with their favorite cocktail and mocktail recipes, and Epicurean Catering has partnered with us to provide a special menu, detailed below.  Ten percent (10%) of the menu price of all orders will be donated back to the Colorado LGBT Bar Association Foundation.  Please contact Epicurean directly to order, as detailed below.

As always, you can contact us if you have any questions.

2020 Sponsors

Double Rainbow Sponsor

Rainbow Sponsor

Cocktail Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors


Robert Dodd    





Friday, October 02, 2020, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Anywhere you are!
Virtual Event
Denver, CO  
Additional Info:
Tessa Becker
Shannara Quissell
Public Events
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee