Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Join the CWBA in celebrating member accomplishments!
Jill Dorancy was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court.
Samorreyan Burney was appointed to the El Paso County Court.
CWBA Board Member Magistrate MaryAnn (Mariana) Vielma was appointed to the Adams County Court.
CWBA Board Member Magistrate Michal-Lord Blegen was appointed as a magistrate for the 17th Judicial District.
Emily Lieberman was appointed to the 17th Judicial District Court.
Magistrate Pax Moultrie was appointed to the Denver Juvenile Court.
Catherine Mitchell Helton was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Court.
ON THE MOVE
Niki Vinod Schwab joined the Business Section of Moye White as an associate.
Janeen Isaacson will run the new Colorado Springs office of Lipson Neilson, P.C. along with Joseph Garin.
Sara Scott was named CEO of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.
Angela McGraw is now a shareholder with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC.
Jennifer Allen and Tess Hand-Bender were promoted to partnership at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.
Natalie Simpson joined Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie LLC as an associate.
Alexandra Dietzgen joined Coombe Curry Rich & Jarvis as an associate.
Candice Saxon joined Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C.
Ariana Busby joined Hall & Evans LLC as an associate.
Emily Naes joined Norton & Smith, P.C. as an associate.
Jennifer Lake joined Childs McCune.
Nancy Cohen and Nicole Black have launched a new firm, Cohen|Black Law.
YOU WERE RECOGNIZED
Theresa Wardon Benz was awarded the 2019 Davis Award from the DBA. The award recognizes attorneys “under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities.”
Hon. Christine Arguello received the DBA Award of Merit. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions made by a DBA member to the DBA and the profession.”
CWBA 2020 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Honoree Velveta Golightly-Howell was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
Katy Lum was recognized by Metro Volunteer Lawyers for her work as a Post Decree Consultation Program volunteer.
CWBA Past President Patricia Jarzobski and CWBA Board Member Hetal Doshi received the Inclusiveness@Work Award from the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.
Laura Wolf was named the CBA YLD Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of Year. Laura also started a new firm, Wolf Guerava LLP. CWBA Secretary Jennifer Carty was a finalist for the award.
CWBA Past President Hon. Theresa Spahn will be honored at the Colorado Judicial Institute’s 18th Annual Judicial Excellence Awards Oct. 7.
Ellie Lockwood was selected as a 2020 Top Women Lawyer by Law Week Colorado.
Sonia Ramirez Anderson has been named a 2020 Pro Bono Star by the Denver Bar Association.
Cierra Garso has joined Robinson and Henry, P.C.
LEADING THE WAY
CWBA Past President Jessica Brown began her term as president of the CBA.
Hon. Jaclyn Casey Brown, CWBA Board Member Ruchi Kapoor, Christine Kroupa, Brittany Limes, Nicoal Sperraza, and CWBA Past President Wendy Weigler were nominated to the DBA Board of Governors.
CWBA Board Member Kathryn Starnella was elected July 31, 2020 to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations as the CWBA representative.
Robyn Clarke and Karen Hen are members of the first advisory board to the CBA YLD Executive Council.
Raquel Hernandez is an at-large council member for the CBA YLD.
Sarah Myers wrote “Legal Enemy No. 1” for the February issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Sharon Sturges coauthored “Online Dispute Resolution: A Digital Door to Justice or Pandora’s Box?” Parts 1 through Part 3 for the February, March, and April issues of the Colorado Lawyer.
Ashley Zurkan coauthored “America’s Water Infrastructure Act: Implications for Emergency Management” for the March issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Rebecca Klock Schroer authored “Holding Closely Held Business Assets in Trust” for the March issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Reagan Larkin wrote “Duncan the Debtbot: Leveraging Technology to Increase Access to Justice” for the March issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Ryann Peyton wrote “Mentoring Professional Identity: Expanding What it Means to Be a Lawyer” for the March issue of the Colorado Lawyer and “Crowdsourcing Mentorship: Creating a New Culture of Mentoring in the Legal Profession” for the May issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Sabra Janko wrote “Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans: A Walk Down the Legal Yellow Brick Road” for the April issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Lisa Hogan wrote “Is Work/Life Balance the Right Goal?” for the April issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Jennifer Lake wrote “Inverse Condemnation Claims after Knick: The Promise and Peril of Litigating in Federal Court” for the May issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Carol Warnick wrote “Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements under the CUTC: What Are the Limits?” for the May issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Robin Nolan coauthored “Navigating Commercial Leases and Real Estate Loans during COVID-19” for the June issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Hon. Kristen Mix wrote “Resources for Pro Se Litigation in the US District Court for the District of Colorado” for the July issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Professors Suzette Malveaux and Catherine Smith coauthored "How allowing civil lawsuits against bystander cops could change police culture" published June 17, 2020 in The Washington Post.
Abeer Abu Judeh was recognized as a rule-breaker and disrupter in this January 15, 2020 article in Business Insider.
Congratulations to CWBA Board Member and Larimer Chapter Rep. Callan Riedel on the birth of her baby girl, Riley!
Congratulations to CWBA Past President Alison Zinn and her husband Andy on the birth of their baby boy, Link, in May!
Congratulations to CWBA Board Member Jennifer Guzman and her wife Kristine on the birth of their baby boy, Jenson, in June!
Congratulations to Krista Maher and her husband Joe on the birth of their baby boy, Lucas, in June!