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    The firm boasts a strong commitment to diversity. 50% of our attorneys are diverse in race/ethnicity or members of the LGBT community, and the firm is managed by a first generation Mexican-American woman.


    We are also proud of our contributions to non-profit organizations like the Colorado Lawyers Committee, the Hispanic Education Foundation, Inc., and the Colorado Center for Legal Inclusiveness. RBF Law lawyers are active in the community and always looking for opportunities to give back.

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    The law firm also represents plaintiffs in qui tam whistleblower matters and cases of false claims against the government.


    Based in Texas, with offices in California and by appointment in Illinois, Waters & Kraus has represented families from all fifty states and many foreign countries, as well as foreign governments.

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    For over 30 years, Alliance for Justice has been a leader in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of more than 100 environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups.


    AFJ's Justice programs lead the movement to ensure a fair and independent federal judiciary, serve as experts on judicial selection and nominations, and ensure that the courts and Supreme Court uphold our core constitutional values.


    The Bolder Advocacy program offers plain-language legal guides, advocacy-related workshops, and free technical assistance to non-profits on navigating IRS rules governing advocacy.

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    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.


    ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.


    By bringing together powerful, relevant ideas and passionate, talented people, ACS makes a difference in the constitutional, legal and public policy debates that shape our democracy.

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    The Brady Center is committed to creating a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025, by keeping guns out of the wrong hands through three impact-driven, broadly engaging campaigns:

    1. a policy focus to "Finish the Job" so that life-saving Brady background checks apply to all gun sales;
    2. to "Stop 'Bad Apple' Gun Dealers" – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of crime guns;
    3. to lead a national conversation and change social norms around the dangers of guns in the home, to prevent homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings that happen every day.

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    New Leaders Council finds, trains, and equips a new generation of progressive leadership across the country. In forty five chapters in red states and blue, NLC's Leadership Institute trains promising civic and political leaders on how to win by living progressive values. Since 2006, NLC has built a bench of thousands of trained individuals to lead their communities in change--as elected officials, as progressively-committed business leaders, and as civic organizers.

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Last Updated: December 16, 2016