On behalf of the Executive Council, welcome to the 2021-2022 year with
the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. We are delighted that you choose to spend your time with us and we are excited for the upcoming year.
Our namesake, Minoru Yasui, was a Japanese American with a lifetime of experience fighting against intolerance in the law. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Min spent most of his adult years challenging laws and executive orders targeting Japanese Americans and immigrants. Min is remembered fondly in the Colorado legal community and nationwide as both a leader and champion for civil rights.
This year the Inn will focus on “Reconnecting and Reflecting” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues—we hope—to slowly subside. In the throes of the pandemic, the COVID-19 virus frustrated the ability of our Inn and many others to gather for the legal programming, vibrant discussions, and professional comradery that are central to all Inns of Court. “Reconnecting” signifies our return to these important features of the Inn, becoming reacquainted with fellow members, and reconnecting with the core values that define the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. At the same time, the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic present a new opportunity to revisit old practices, refresh past ideas, and come back stronger than before. “Reflecting” captures these important goals. As we emerge from the pandemic, I encourage each of you to reconnect with a fellow Inn member you may have lost touch with and share your ideas with the Executive Council on how the Inn of Court can improve and grow into the future.
While the pandemic created many challenges, it did not dampen our spirit of excellence. Our Inn has developed a strong tradition of achieving Platinum status with the American Inns of Court Achieving Excellence program. I am pleased to announce that our Inn once again achieved that designation for the 2020-2021 year, notwithstanding the difficulties presented by the coronavirus. We look forward to a year of programming that will continue that proud tradition, while offering our members opportunities for community with each other in a fun, educational, and collegial environment.
I encourage everyone to engage fully with the Inn, whether through our monthly programming, mentoring support, or community service initiatives. Our members include lawyers and judges who reflect a wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds. I always feel fortunate when leaving each Inn meeting that I learned something new about a member’s chosen path in our shared profession. As we embark on this new year, I look forward to reconnecting with each of you and reflecting on new opportunities for the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court.
As always, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or news, please contact our Inn Administrator, Tammy Bailey, or me.
Our second meeting of the year is Thursday, October 14th
This is a joint meeting with Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court -and- the evening's program will be streamed via ZOOM and recorded for later access.
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 8:30ish Dinner
Presentation - Civility in Lawyering: Myth or Fact?
October is Legal Professionalism Month! Join us for a panel discussion led by Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court. CLE credit will be given. Our four esteemed panelists were specially selected for their breadth of experience in professionalism and civility throughout their careers;
- Justice Monica M. Marquez
- Honorable Alfred C. Harrell
- Kate Sanford
- Tariq K. Adawi
Please reply with a yes or no, no later than next Wednesday, October 6th
University Club of Denver
1673 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mid-Level Attorney Mentoring Program
The Minoru Yasui Inn of Court is pleased to continue its mid-level attorney mentoring program for members of the Inn. Click here for more information and to sign up as a mentor.
General 2021-2022 Calendar
September 9, 2021 - Welcome back, get reacquainted meeting - no speaker
October 14, 2021 - Program
November 10, 2021 - Program
December 9, 2021 – Holiday Party
January 2022 - small group meetings meet with your individual group
February 10, 2022 - Program
March 10, 2022 - Program
April 14, 2022 - “Geeks Who Drink” Trivia
June 9, 2022 - Domo’s Japanese Restaurant