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Contact Nominations and Endorsements

The principal goal of the Nominations and Endorsements Committee is to endorse candidates for judgeships and to promote the selection of qualified judges to Colorado’s local, state, and federal courts — particularly candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equality of all litigants, and who have been involved in, supportive of, and responsive to, Hispanics’ issues, needs and concerns. The Committee also serves as a resource to CHBA’s members seeking appointment, including providing mock interviews based on past interview questions.

In the past, the Committee has partnered with the Colorado Specialty Bar Associations — the Sam Cary Bar Association, the GLBT Bar, APABA, CIBA, and the Women’s Bar Association — to work towards their shared goal of increasing diversity on the bench. The Committee has engaged in dialogue with key decision-makers, and works to encourage qualified CHBA members to apply to fill judicial vacancies. 

To request the CHBA's endorsement, please comply with the Nominations and Endorsements Committee procedures, which can be found here.

Judges Appointed Endorsed by the CHBA

Carlos Armando Samour, Jr., Colorado Supreme Court 

Lino Lipinsky de Orlov, Colorado Court of Appeals

Amanda Hopkins, 12th Judicial District Court

Cynthia Mares, 18th Judicial District Court

Juan Villaseñor, 8th Judicial District Court

Kristy Martinez, Boulder County Court

Billy Stiggers, Aurora Municipal Court


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