Confetti! Summer 2022

Updated: Aug 26


Bench Strength

  • Hon. Nina Wang and Charlotte Sweeney were confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

  • Hon. Julie Hoskins was named Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial District. Judge Hoskins is a past recipient of our Annual Judicial Excellence Award.

  • LaQunya Baker was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court.

  • Anita Schutte was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court.

  • Demetria Trujillo was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court.

  • Kaitlin Turner was appointed to the Eleventh Judicial District Court.

  • Hon. Kelley Southerland was appointed to the Seventeenth Judicial District Court.

  • Past President of the CWBA Larimer Chapter Renee Doak was appointed to the Weld County Court.

  • Sarah Wallace was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court.

  • Jenny Lopez Filkins was appointed to the Larimer County Court.


On the Move

  • Brittany Kauffman was named CEO of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

  • Anne Ollada joined JAMS.

  • Jane Cox is a shareholder with Burns Figa & Will.

  • Adrienne Scheffey is a shareholder with Burns Figa & Will.

  • Emma Fletcher is a partner with Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits.

  • CWBA Past President Madeline Collison has joined Benezra & Culver, P.C.

You Were Recognized

  • Sarah Wallace was nominated for 2022 Individual of the Year by the Colorado Lawyers Committee.


Leading the Way

  • CWBA Past President Alison Zinn co-authored the article “In Defense of the Guardianship and Conservatorship: A Tool to Protect the Most Vulnerable,” published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

  • Jody Harper Alderman authored “Public Use or Purpose, Necessity, and Pretextual Takings in Colorado Eminent Domain Law” for the July issue of the Colorado Lawyer.

  • Liz Merrill coauthored “Managing High-Conflict Dissolutions in Mediation and Court” for the August/September issue of the Colorado Lawyer.

  • Melissa Meirink coauthored “Recent Amendments to the Colorado Appellate Rules” for the August/September Issue of the Colorado Lawyer.

  • ·Hon. Maria E. Berkenkotter authored “Judges’ Corner: Seven Questions” for the August/September Issue of the Colorado Lawyer.

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