Lisabeth Pérez Castle
CHBA is thrilled to announce that Lisabeth Pérez Castle, a long-standing member, has been appointed Denver’s Independent Monitor. This position is responsible for providing oversight of the police, sheriffs, and investigatory fire officials. Following a unanimous decision of the Citizen Oversight Board, the City Council approved her appointment after leaving the position vacant for almost two years. Liz is not only the first woman to hold this position but also the first Independent Monitor of Latinx descent. During the public meetings with the finalists, Pérez Castle underlined the significance of collaboration and transparency between her office, disadvantaged communities, and law enforcement. Prior to this, she worked with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office and also had her private practice in Denver since 2000. Please join CHBA in congratulating Liz on her incredible new role!
Happy Hour Reception for National Latina/o Law Student Association
NLLSA is hosting its national conference in Denver for the FIRST TIME EVER! Join CHBA in supporting our Latina/o law student from around the country in a networking reception at DU Law. This event is free but RSVP is required.
When: March 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Unversity of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Annual Moot Court Competition and Conference by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
The 15th Annual NLLSA Moot Court Competition will take place over two days, March 16th and March 17th, 2023, in person at Sturm College of Law. They are seeking volunteer attorneys across all practice areas to participate in the competition as brief graders. This year’s brief will focus on the Voting Rights Act. Anyone who volunteers as a brief grader will be asked to review 1-2 approximately 30-page briefs from March 10th to March 15th, 2023, and submit a grading rubric provided by NLLSA by March 15th at 11:59 PM EST.
When: March 16th to March 18th
All attorneys interested in volunteering in the Moot Court Competition should email Samantha Espada, NLLSA Attorney General at email@example.com for further instructions on participating.
CHBA Member Happy Hour Hosted by the Business Development Committee
Join us for a CHBA Member Happy Hour hosted by the Business Development Committee – be ready to discuss your practice area with other members of CHBA! This event seeks to create connections among members and to help with cross-selling opportunities by having everyone know what members’ areas of practice/specialty are!
When: Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 1400 Wewatta Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202
If interested in attending, please send a headshot, preferred contact info, and bullet points of your practice area(s) to Camilla at Camilla.RodriguezGuzman@du.edu. We will be putting together a PowerPoint to display at the event.
Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center: El Espíritu Natural
March 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Please join us for a free fun social hour and theatre production to celebrate Su Teatro’s 50th Anniversary! (drink tickets and appetizers included)
Location: 721 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204
Time: Social hour starts at 6 pm followed by the show at 7:30 pm.
CHBA & Learn Your Rights in the Community (LYRIC)
CHBA and LYRIC are hosting a CLE event for lawyers who are interested in assisting and teaching community members about their rights. The event will focus on providing attorneys with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively communicate legal concepts to non-lawyers, how the law and policing affect people of color, and how teaching LYRIC and explaining the law to BIPOC youth must be done in a culturally responsive and trauma-informed manner. The event will provide an opportunity for lawyers to network with like-minded professionals and to contribute to a more informed and empowered community. (This event is accredited for 1 general CLE credit.)
When: March 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Colorado Bar Association offices, 1290 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80203
At CHBA, we take pride in the accomplishments of our members and want to celebrate your professional achievements! We are excited to introduce a new section in our upcoming newsletters called “Featured Member,” where we will highlight the successes of our members. We would love to hear from you if you have recently achieved a professional milestone or received an award. This could include accomplishments such as promotions, awards, publications, or any other noteworthy achievements in your career.
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We are excited to share with you that our team is now active on LinkedIn! As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we would like to invite you to follow us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with our latest news, updates, and exciting content! Other social media platforms are coming soon!