Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Hon. Maria Encarnacion Berkenkotter was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court to fill the seat left by the retirement of Hon. Nathan B. Coats.
CWBA Board Member Hon. Melina Hernandez was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court.
Christine Antoun was appointed to the 2nd Judicial District Court.
Diana Bull was appointed to the Chaffee County Court.
On the Move
Jamie Paine joined Griffiths Law, PC as an associate.
Laura Yeager joined Bayer & Carey, P.C. as an associate.
Stephanie Losching joined Nixon Shefrin Ogburn Drew, P.C. as an associate.
CWBA Past President Elizabeth Starrs joined the Judicial Arbiter Group.
Danielle Kane joined the Real Estate Section at Moye White LLP as an associate.
Kristin Bronson will serve as Interim General Counsel for Denver International Airport.
You Were Recognized
Sonia Ramirez Anderson and Aurora Randolph were named 2020 Pro Bono Stars by the Denver Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee.
CWBA Past President Lorraine Parker received the Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Maha Kamal won the Denver Bar Association’s Art and Literature Contest in the Nonfiction category for her piece “On Identity.”
Deanna Sinclair earned an honorable mention in the Denver Bar Association’s Art and Literature Contest for her painting “Mountain Blue.”
Mari Newman was named a 2020 Attorney of the Year at the Colorado LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Awards.
Ellen Trachman was named Ally of the Year at the Colorado LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Awards.
Kristin Bronson received the Dean Edward C. King Making a Difference Award at the 2020 CU Law Alumni Awards.
Hon. Alfred Harrell received the 2020 Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit.
Aditi Kulkarni-Knight was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by Law Week Colorado.
CWBA Board Member Hon. Mariana Vielma received the 2020 Alumnae Achievement Award from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.
Leading the Way
Rachel Brock began her term as 2020-2021 president of the Southwest Colorado Bar Association.
Chalyse Robinson was elected to the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado.
CWBA Board Member Ruchi Kapoor was elected first vice president of the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees for 2020-2021.
Nicoal Sperrazza was elected second vice president of the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees for 2020-2021.
Christine Hernandez will serve as diversity bar representative for the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees for 2020-2021.
CWBA Past President Wendy Weigler will serve as a member of the board for the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees for 2020-2021.
CWBA Board Member and DEI Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Guzman was appointed to Hogan Lovell’s Diversity & Inclusion Americas leadership team.
Meshach Rhoades was named Chief Diversity Officer at Armstrong Teasdale.
Ryann Peyton wrote “Mentoring through Crisis: Answering the Call with Intention” for the August/September issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Jennifer Lake wrote “Follow the Money: Federal COVID-19 Funding and the Inevitable Wave of Government Enforcement” for the November issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Joan McWilliams coauthored “Parenting Plans for the COVID-19 Pandemic Era” for the November issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Sabra Janko coauthored “Pro Bono Support to Communities in Need: A Survey of Free Monthly Statewide Clinics for Self-Represented Parties” for the November issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Suzanne Leff coauthored “A Block of Blue Sky Small Planned Communities in Colorado” for the December issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Ming Lee Newcomb co-authored “Paid Sick Leave Requirements under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act” for the December issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Congratulations to CWBA Board Member and Publications Committee Co-Chair Veronique Van Gheem and Arash Jahanian who were married on August 8, 2020!
The CWBA was saddened to learn of the passing of one of our founding mothers, Mary T. Hoagland (1924-2020). Read more about Mary here. Click here to watch the CWBA's "Legacy Leaders" video about Mary's legacy.