who we are
Learn Your Rights in Colorado (LYRIC ), is an organization composed of passionate attorney volunteers donating their time to empower Colorado youth to exercise their constitutional rights.
LYRIC was founded in 2008 when Hannah Seigel Proff and Michael Juba were beginning their careers as Colorado State Public Defenders. Ms. Proff and Mr. Juba became frustrated by how many of their juvenile clients didn’t understand their Constitutional rights during police contacts. As Public Defenders, they were teaching young people their rights after they became involved in the criminal justice system. Ms. Proff and Mr. Juba were eager to connect with and educate Denver’s youth before they entered the juvenile justice system. Today LYRIC has grown to an organization with over twenty active volunteers, all of whom are lawyers or law students. LYRIC is available to teach Know Your Rights presentations across the Denver metro area, and we will soon be offering LYRIC programming across the state of Colorado.