Beth Klein, an attorney known throughout the world for her efforts to stop human trafficking; philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers; elite athlete Diane VanDeren;and breast cancer survivor Kerri Christiansen are the Denver Rescue Mission’s Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City for 2012.
They are to be honored at a tea taking place Sept. 14 at the Brown Palace Hotel. Tickets for the 3 p.m. event can be purchased online.
Born and raised in Colorado, Beth Klein graduated summa cum laude and second in her class at Truman University. After receiving a Rotary International scholarship to study in Ireland, Klein continued her education at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where she was an editor for the Law Review.
After graduation, Klein used her legal expertise to tackle the injustices of human trafficking, representing victims in civil court to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of their enslavement. Most recently, Klein has taken on cases against military contractors accused of trafficking crimes abroad.
She also wrote Colorado’s anti-human trafficking laws.
Klein and her husband, Judge James C. Klein, are the parents of one son, Connor.