Community

Community

Paying It Forward

At BRADFORD, LTD, we pride ourselves on our community involvement and our commitment to the trade organizations that matter most to our clients. Whether we are sponsoring charities or leading advocacy groups, we always strive to take an active role in our local communities. We believe our involvement in community programs reflects our core values of leadership, compassion, and industry expertise. Likewise, our participation in trade shows and legal associations serves to highlight our total dedication to our clients’ needs. We are always in the process of acquiring more knowledge, accumulating more resources for our clients, and giving back even more to our local communities.

National Institute for Trial Advocacy

NITA is the country’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. Based in Boulder, CO, NITA offers programs around the country to all skill levels and practice areas. NITA carefully handpicks the faculty invited to teach at its programs, from leading trial lawyers to sitting judges. For over a decade, Mr. Bradford has been humbled by the opportunity to annually serve on the faculty for a variety of programs including the Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Skills Program and the Deposition Skills Program. Over the years, Mr. Bradford has been asked to present the principle lecture on the following topics: Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, Direct Examination of Witnesses, Cross Examination of Witnesses, Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, and the Use of Imagery to Tell a Story. Through his time on faculty, Mr. Bradford gains exposure to cutting-edge persuasion techniques, courtroom technology, and a community of highly talented trial lawyers.

Wheels of Justice Cycling Team and Colorado Children’s Hospital

BRADFORD is a proud sponsor of the Wheels of Justice Cycling Team, a team of cyclists from all walks of life dedicated to raising money for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Colorado Children’s Hospital. The Wheels of Justice Cycling Team annually sports a 200-rider team in the Courage Classic, a multi-day ride through the Rocky Mountains each July. Wheels has raised over $3 million through the amazing support of over 75 sponsors and thousands of riders. Wheels annually raises over $350,000 for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, all of which funds primary cancer research and front line patient care in Colorado. Mr. Bradford is a founding captain and has served as its fundraising chair since its inception. We hope you will join the team at www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org. We have to help improve the lives of those families that are fighting, or have fought, the battle against pediatric cancers and bloodborne diseases.

Colorado Pledge to Diversity

Nationally recognized, the Colorado Pledge to Diversity is a leading legal diversity organization dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Over the years, Mr. Bradford has helped the Pledge lead the discussion, planning and implementation of a variety of Colorado legal diversity initiatives. From creating jobs to forming a leading nonprofit dedicated to the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys within the legal profession, the Pledge has had a profound impact on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Mr. Bradford served as the Chair of the Colorado Pledge to Diversity from 2006-2009 and worked to coordinate the diversity efforts of a variety of organizations committed to the same goals. In 2008, Mr. Bradford was asked to serve on the Dean’s Diversity Council’s Steering Committee, the committee that created the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Mr. Bradford drafted the mission statement and worked to prepare the founding documents for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Thereafter, Mr. Bradford served on the Board of Directors for CLI from 2008-2010.

Recently, Mr. Bradford focused his attention on the crown jewel of legal diversity initiatives in Colorado: the Colorado Pledge to Diversity’s 1L Summer Clerkship Program. The Summer Clerkship program works to place diverse 1L students from the law schools at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver with law firms and legal departments in Denver. Mr. Bradford has served as the chair of the committee since 2013. During that time, over 80 diverse students have been placed with law firms and legal departments. Ten new employers have joined the Pledge during that time, resulting in the largest expansion of the program since its inception in 2003.

SEMA

BRADFORD is a proud member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA. Mr. Bradford attends the SEMA Auto Show each year and a number of other SEMA events throughout the year. Mr. Bradford works regularly and tirelessly on behalf of SEMA members.

Legal Associations

BRADFORD is a proud to have recently joined the Colorado BioSciences Association. Mr. Bradford has spent a good portion of his career representing companies in the medical device and life sciences world.

Colorado and Denver Bar Associations

Mr. Bradford is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and an Alumni of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training of CoBALT. Mr. Bradford has served as the Chair of the Community Action Committee, the Lawyers Have Heart 5K race, a member of the Denver Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors, and as the 2nd Vice President of the Denver Bar Association. In 2008, the Denver Bar Association recognized Mr. Bradford as the Young Lawyer of the Year.

Colorado IP Inn of Court

Mr. Bradford is a founding member of the Colorado IP Inn of Court and served on its Board of Directors for the first three years of its existence. Mr. Bradford serves as a team leader and works with other intellectual property attorneys to put on programs on topics such as “Trade Secret Protections” and “Damages in Patent Cases.”

The BRADFORD, LTD team always strives to give back more to its community and its clients. To find out how we can serve you in the realm of technology, healthcare, or hospitality, give us a call today. We hope to exceed your expectations with our unparalleled legal counsel.