The Amazing Firms Behind Oktoberfest! 

The Amazing Firms Behind Oktoberfest! 

Every Thursday, JAMLAC has a weekly staff meeting where we plan, report, and strategize on how to better serve families in desperate need. While this is critical to executing our mission, another important part of this meeting is to share success stories from clients and the Impact Partners that make these dreams possible! Among JAMLAC’s amazing partners, there are two we hold close to our hearts, Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt and Kerrane Storz. We feel God has given us a shared mission and value, the rule of law.

“As a nation where the rule of law matters, access to legal services is very important and yet a challenge for so many. When problems arise, solutions are frequently unavailable without legal assistance. This is why the pro bono services of JAMLAC are nothing short of inspiring!

 At Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt we highly value the rule of law, access to legal services by all, and solutions that bring value and solve problems. Aligned with our values is providing funding to JAMLAC so the attorneys, paralegals, and staff at JAMLAC can bring value and solutions to those disadvantaged and without financial means.” -Jerry Orten, Esq.

Not only do they help JAMLAC raise funds during Oktoberfest every year, they also inspire the community to believe there are still people and organizations who truly care about the importance of legal aid.  

“As lawyers ourselves, we see how many people in our community are in dire need of legal assistance. Unfortunately, the necessary legal assistance is largely unaffordable for most people. That is why we do our work on a contingency fee basis and why we are so happy to support JAMLAC. JAMLAC fills a big hole in our legal system by providing critical representation to people who otherwise couldn’t afford to pursue their rights.” –Kerrane Storz Team

The Kerrane Storz team couldn’t have said it any better. JAMLAC fights for people to be able to pursue their rights and thrive in their community. This shared value brought us together.

In past years, JAMLAC has had the honor of having Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt and Kerrane Storz join our staff meetings. At one of these meetings, JAMLAC shared the amazing story of Sam, a four-year-old client who was abandoned, neglected, and abused by his parents. He was facing a legal deportation battle by himself and thanks to their support, JAMLAC won his case. Sam is now thriving and living the American Dream. The joint staff cried and prayed together in hope of continuing to make these miracles possible. The Kerrane Storz team told JAMLAC that “setting aside all of the logical and pragmatic reasons we support JAMLAC, we choose JAMLAC because, day in and day out, everyone at JAMLAC puts their heart and soul into making our city a better place for everyone.” JAMLAC truly believes our paralegals and attorneys are a group of people chosen to perform this mission and are beyond grateful for the incredible support provided by Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt and Kerrane Storz.

Proof of this support was on display last year, when JAMLAC thought they would lose a lot of support due to the world chaos brought by COVID, but these two firms were there! “We are here, and we are going to do everything in our power to make it [Oktoberfest] happen. And they did. Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt and Kerrane Storz came up with an amazing response through creativity and last year raised $46,065 which ensured 46 people received free legal services. 

This Friday at Oktoberfest, JAMLAC will be celebrating this amazing partnership, increasing awareness, and raising funds to continue providing legal assistance in our city, because as Jerry Orten shared with us, “access to legal services is not limited just by money – it is also limited by awareness. Our [shared] hope is that with the knowledge gained by each guest of HOA Oktoberfest, from the introduction on services offered, to the success stories of community members who’ve benefitted from JAMLAC’s assistance, awareness will continue to spread through the Denver community.”

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt and Kerrane Storz, you are not only an Impact Partner you are part of the JAMLAC family! Thank you very much for your generosity and for helping JAMLAC pursue this important mission.