Diverse Paths to the Bench - CLE

  • 24 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Part 1 of 5:  Diverse Paths to the Bench

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12-2pm via ZOOM

2 general CLE's approved

Free for members - $25 for non-members

Presented by:  CHBA's Latinos on the Bench Taskforce

                                                                                                                                                           

Have you been thinking about applying to the bench in Colorado, either now or in the future?  If you have never considered service as a judicial officer, instead of asking yourself, “why me,” ask yourself, “why not me? 

In the first part of this 2021 series of 5 CLEs focusing on navigating the judicial application process in Colorado, come hear from a variety of judicial officers as they share their varied stories about how they came to apply to the bench, their experiences and advice regarding the application process, why diversity on the bench matters, and what you can be doing now to prepare for when you decide to apply.  

Lineup of Latinx Judges:


Moderator:  Mariana Vielma, Adams County Court Judge, former County/District Court Magistrate (17th JD)

Melina Hernández, Arapahoe County Court Judge and former Denver Juvenile Court Magistrate

Michelle Martinez, Denver County Court Judge and former County/District Court Magistrate (17th JD)

Juan Villaseňor, District Court Judge, 8th JD (Larimer & Jackson Counties)

Anthony J. Navarro, Court of Appeals Judge

Carlos Samour, Jr., Colorado Supreme Court Justice and former Chief Judge 18th JD


Cannot make this CLE?  Stay tuned for these future CLE's: 

-  Judicial Application and Application Process

-  Nominating Committee Interview

-  Governor/Mayor’s Office Interview

-  Specialty Bar Endorsements/Interviews

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