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Confetti for Winter 2024!


Bench Strength

 

  • CWBA Board Member LaQunya Baker was appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial District Court.

  • Victoria Klingensmith was appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial District Court.

  • Amy Danielle Touart was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court.

  • Jon Olafson was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court.

  • Amanda Philipps was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Court.

  • Pax Moultrie was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

  • Hon. Amanda Hopkins was appointed chief judge of the Twelfth Judicial District.

  • Hon. Erin Sokol was appointed chief judge of the Fourth Judicial District.

  • Kerri Lombardi has been chosen as the new presiding judge of the Denver County Court, effective February 1.

 

On the Move

 

  • Lara Rausch joined The Harris Law Firm as an associate.

  • Danielle Edwards joined Lyons Gaddis as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

  • Morgan Cali was promoted to Senior Counsel with Coombe Curry Rich & Jarvis.

  • Olivia Heffner joined Willoughby & Associates as an associate.

  • CWBA Past President Doris Truhlar retired from the active practice of law.

  • Anna Goebel joined Miller & Steiert as an associate.

  • Isabel Broer joined the new firm of Olson Grimsley.

  • Casey Peel joined Davis & Ceriani, P.C. as an associate.

  • Lowrey Parady Lebsack Law Firm is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

  • Katherine Klein joined Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s Denver office.

 

You Were Recognized

 

  • Kristin Arthur and Susan Minamizono were named 2023 Pro Bono Stars by the Denver Bar Association Access to Justice Committee.

  • Fay Matsukage was awarded the 2023 Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit.

  • Hon. Mariana Vielma was a 2023 Colorado Judicial Institute Judicial Excellence Awards Honoree.

 

Leading the Way

 

  • Nicoal Sperrazza is the 2023-24 Denver Bar Association President.

  • J. Ryann Peyton authored “‘Help’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How to Ask for Help in the Legal Profession” for the July/August 2023 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • CWBA President Emma Garrison authored “Why a Women’s Bar?” for the November 2023 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • J. Ryann Peyton authored “The Paradox of Professional Rivalry: Why Lawyers Don’t Always Like Other Lawyers” for the November 2023 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Alison Connaughty authored “Doyle Inn CLE Program Continues to Be Open—and Free—to All in Honor of Award-Winning Member Randy Bramer” for the November 2023 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Hon. Maria Berkenkotter co-authored “Artificial Intelligence and Professional Conduct: Considering the Ethical Implications of Using Electronic Legal Assistants” for the January/February 2024 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Tiera Brown authored “Liberatory Love: Transforming the Legal Profession” for the January/February 2024 issue of Colorado Lawyer.

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