CHBA has the great pleasure of announcing that one of our members, Thomas Ward, was sworn in as magistrate in the 20th Judicial District on April 17, 2023. He is also a member of the CHBA Access to Justice Task Force. His responsibilities as magistrate will include District Court civil matters and forcible entry/unlawful detainer matters. He operated a small firm before his appointment, practicing housing law, domestic relations, and civil litigation. Thomas is deeply grateful for the assistance of Judge Vielma and the CHBA Judicial Task Force in the application and interview process. A public swearing-in ceremony will take place on April 24, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom F of the Boulder County Justice Center. Join CHBA in congratulating Thom Ward on his remarkable new position!
12th Judicial District Clinic on Landlord/Tenant Law
The 12th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee is offering a free clinic on landlord/tenant law for anyone interested in learning more about the eviction process and legal requirements for conditions of rental housing.
The clinic will feature a panel discussion on important updates to the law, with time for questions and answers. Panel members will include attorneys, judges, court personnel and law enforcement.
When: April 21, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: In the Alamosa Combined Court (8955 Independence Way in Alamosa)
Those interested in attending are asked to register by April 14 by contacting Lisa Mizell at 719-589-7621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Junction-Based Merit Selection Panel
In accordance with Volume 3, Chapter 4, § 420.30 of Judicial Conference Regulations, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado is accepting submissions from qualified professionals interested in serving on the court’s Grand Junction based merit selection panel. This solicitation is intended to supplement an existing merit selection panel, which must have no fewer than seven members, including the court-appointed chairperson. At least two of the members must be non-lawyers. The panel’s responsibilities include evaluating and recommending to the district judges the best qualified applicants for appointment to the position of a part-time U.S. magistrate judge. The panel may also evaluate the performance of an incumbent magistrate judge whose term is expiring and is up for reappointment.
Members should reside or practice in the Grand Junction jury division which consists of Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com no later than Friday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. MDT.
No person may be considered for selection by the court for a magistrate judge position while serving as a member of a panel. For a former panel member to be considered for a subsequent magistrate judge position, one year must elapse between the earlier of when a former merit selection panel submitted its report to the court or when the member of that panel seeking a position resigned, and the date by which applications for a subsequent vacancy are due to be submitted to the court. The Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System may waive this provision, on an individual case basis.
Criminal Law Spring Update
This Spring we focus on race and implicit bias as it impacts the criminal justice system and our communities.
Learn why Colorado Criminal Code, Title 18, was amended to address bias-motivated crimes and how the current law is different from the prior law. Additionally hear how federal and state law enforcement agencies partner on hate crimes and incidents.
Evaluate, examine, and discuss the proposed Implicit Bias Rule, Criminal Rule 24(d)(5), concerning jury selection.
And finally, examine and understand the Colorado Prosecutorial Dashboards with the Disparity Analysis at Points of Prosecutorial Discretion and consider the takeaways applicable to the greater prosecution and defense community, including the perspective of Angela J. Davis, distinguished professor, expert, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor.
When: May 9, 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: CBA CLE East Classroom
Denver Law Alumni of Color Inaugural Celebration of the Yegge Scholarship
Building on the legacy of former Denver Law Dean Robert B. Yegge, the Yegge Memorial Scholarship is a merit scholarship that promotes diversity in the legal profession. 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the first graduating Yegge Scholars from the law school. Please join us to mark this belated Anniversary, celebrate the impact of the Yegge Scholarship and raise funds to ensure future growth. We will gather at this inaugural event with good food and in great company to advance the next generation of diverse attorneys in our community. Tickets: $75 each (ticket price includes two drink tickets per person and heavy hors d’oeuvres.)
When: May 19, from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Tuscan Ballroom, 2101 S University Blvd Denver, CO 80210 (Google Maps directions)
Cinco de Mayo Events
Cinco de Mayo in Northern Colorado
Join the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association for happy hour in Larimer County! Our Region 1 representatives bring together other local bar associations for networking and fun.
When: May 4, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave.; Suite 300 Loveland, Colorado, 80538 United States
We will also be in Greely the following day, May 5.
When: May 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kimberly’s Event Center Lounge/Party Rentals, 1029 8th Ave, Greely Colorado 80631
Cinco de Mayo in Denver
Join CHBA and the Young Lawyer’s Division for happy hour in Denver. CHBA will be able to cover part of the tab for drinks and there will be a taco truck there so everyone can get their fill of tacos as well!
When: May 4, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Renegade brewing company in the Santa Fe Art District, 925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204.
Are you looking to join a growing global leader, in a category experiencing explosive growth, and have a passion for driving rapid product innovation? If so, Danone North America is the place for you!
This position is on the Compliance Team that is part of Legal, Regulatory & Compliance, a shared service across all of Danone North America’s affiliates and their various divisions. More specifically, this role will report to the NORAM Director, of Compliance & Corporate Governance to help drive initiatives in compliance and corporate governance.
Location: Hybrid, based in Broomfield, Colorado
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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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