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
The CHBA 2023 Award Nominations Period is STILL OPEN!
Please send all nominations to President-Elect Mercedes Pineda at email@example.com no later than May 10, 2023.
Award criteria is listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Mercedes.
Winners will be honored at the 2023 annual banquet En el Jardin on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Chris Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer:
Presented to an outstanding Hispanic attorney in practice more than seven years who has shown a continual commitment to the Hispanic community and the principles of the legal profession.
Judicial Excellence Award:
Presented to an outstanding member of the bench who has shown a continual commitment to the Hispanic community and the principles of the legal profession.
Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer:
Presented to an outstanding Hispanic attorney, in practice for seven years or less, who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Hispanic community and the principles of the legal profession.
Outstanding Corporate Commitment Award:
Presented to a company that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Hispanic community and that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate policies and activities.
Organizational Community Service Award:
Presented to a governmental entity or nonprofit organization committed to providing services benefitting the Hispanic community.
Individual Community Service Award:
Presented to an individual committed to
providing services benefitting the Hispanic community.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Presented to an attorney over 55 who has made significant contributions to the Hispanic community. The recipient of this award must receive an affirmative vote from two-thirds of quorum.
Third Annual BIPOC Cord Ceremony
Join us to celebrate BIPOC graduates as they mark their adventure into the legal field. Come join us for a beautiful ceremony and reception as we celebrate our diverse graduates.
When: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Wittemyer Courtroom and Goldstein Courtyard
Sam Carey Bar Association Homecoming
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 en
sure 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)
First District – District Court Vacancy
The First Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 14, 2023, at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the First Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson counties). The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Honorable Robert Lochary. The vacancy will occur on July 29, 2023.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the First Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for this position is $183,816. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years.
The completed application must be emailed to the address listed in the instructions in the link no later than 4 p.m. on May 25, 2023.
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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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