CLI Names Karen Hester Executive Director

Hester is the former director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law. She has an extensive background in diversity and inclusiveness - she is an accomplished trainer, presenter, and author. She also practiced law for several years. 


She has a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, an M.S. in student personnel and counseling, and a B.S. in mathematics from Kansas State University.

"I am delighted to be joining CLI as its new executive director," said Hester. "CLI is known across the country for its ground-breaking work in the legal profession. I am especially honored to have the opportunity to work with the Colorado legal community - where legal leaders and organizations are taking bold steps to embrace diversity and inclusiveness. I look forward to working with CLI's Board, staff, members, and many volunteers."



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