Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff
Denver, CO

Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff (MHALSS) was established in 1996 as an affiliate of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff (CALSS), a Colorado non-profit organization.  MHALSS is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the law and upholding its honor and dignity, furthering the professional interests of legal support staff, establishing good fellowship among the members, promoting and encouraging a spirit of loyalty and cooperation between employer and employee, and promoting a high standard of ethics among members.

2018-2019 MHALSS Officers

President -   Ginny Schermerhorn
President-elect -   Vacant
Vice President -  Ginny Lee
Secretary -  Mark Donovan
Treasurer -  Pat Bollig
State Representative -  Carol Muck
Executive Advisor -  Vacant

Membership in MHALSS

In addition to the CALSS publications, MHALSS members receive MHALSS Monthly News, a newsletter outlining current Association activities.

MHALSS offers one-hour seminars in conjunction with monthly business meetings.  The meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital, 1690 Meade St., Denver, CO, (click here for a map).  Generally, the format consists of a brief business meeting, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and seminar from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Exceptions are August (annual meeting for the election of officers; generally no seminar), December (holiday social; no business meeting and no seminar), and July (annual membership promotion; no business meeting).  The cost to attend regular monthly meetings is $18.00 for members and $21.00 for non-member guests.  

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Annual combined membership dues for MHALSS and CALSS are $45 for active members, $35 for active life members and $30 for associate members.  Dues are payable each year on or before September 1.

Educational Programs

Upcoming programs:


Some recent programs offered by MHALSS include: 

  • June 2017- Matthew Shaftel, Esq.

  • May 2017- Alyson Rutberg, Esq.

  • April 2017- Hon. Ann Meinster= Jefferson Gilpin District Court
  • March 2017- Hon. Elizabeth Starrs- Denver District Court
  • February 2017- Magistrate Marianne Tims- Jefferson Gilpin District Court
  • January 2017- Christopher Chrisman, Esq.

  • November 2016- John Martin, Esq.

  • October 2016- Loretta Koehler, Family Court Facilitator

  • September 12, 2016; Marueen Testa, Director Victim Services Broomfield County

  • July 11, 2016; Jane Bindle-Lucero - Premise Liability

  • June 13, 2016; Craig Bernard - Cyopis
  • May 9, 2016; Conni Rossi, Interviewing Techniques
  • April 11, 2016; Chris Wells, Computer Forensics
  • March 14, 2016: Shelly Hunter, Advanced Technology
  • February 8, 2016: Kevin Boully, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • January 11, 2016: Erica Johnson, Wills, Trust & POAs
  • October 12, 2015: Janai Holland-Long, "How to deal with difficult clients and how to keep your current clients happy!"
  • July 2015:  Honorable Elizabeth Anne Starrs, Colorado Second Judicial District
  • May 2015:  Probate and Estate Planning Processes, presented by Michelle Rose Hughes, Esq. and Dianne Carnes
  • April 2015:  Current Issues Related to Animal Law, presented by Juliet Piccone, Esq.
  • March 2015:  Update and Q&A on Colorado's Electronic Court Filing System, presented by Brian Medina, ICCES Analyst
  • February 2015:  It's Not the 70's Any More Domestic/Juvenile Law, presented by Karen Steinhauser, Esq.
  • January 2015:  DUI Law in Colorado, presented by Jay Tifickjian, Esq., The DUI Guy
  • November 2014:  Accident Reconstruction, presented by Trooper Daniel Musgrave, Colorado State Patrol
  • October 2014:  Final Report on CAPP, presented by Corina Gerety, Esq, Director of Research, Colorado Access Pilot Program
  • September 2014:  Tips for Making Yourself Indispensable in Your Attorney's Practice, presented by Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management, Colorado Bar Association
  • July 2014:  Mr. Scott Beckett from Insigniam
  • June 2014:  Connie Rossi of Rossi Legal Staffing
  • May 2014:  Richard P. Myers, Esq. – Ethics in Mediation
  • April 2014:  Carol Haller, Colorado Judicial Department
  • March 2014:  Bill Robinson of Connect for Health Colorado
  • February 2014:  Motivational Speaker Kevin Rhodes,
  • January 2014:  Sheryl Bridges, Esq., Kennedy Childs, P.C. "Medical Malpractice - What exactly happens"


Chapter Activities

MHALSS members have participated in various community activities in past years, including:

  • Providing intake services at the annual Law on the Mall program coordinated by the Young Lawyers Division of the Denver Bar Association
  • Assisting with registration and pre-registration for the Colorado Bar Association annual conferences
  • Participating in local high school career day activities
  • Participating in the annual vendors' expo hosted by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Adopting charitable projects throughout the year. In 2010, two successful programs were conducted -- collections for Ansar Pantry and Excelsior Youth Center


How to Contact MHALSS

Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff 
P. O. Box 2835
Denver, CO 80201-2835