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Confetti! Winter 2020

Updated: Dec 14, 2020



Bench Strength

  • 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!

  • Congratulations to CWBA Board Member and Publications Committee Co-Chair Veronique Van Gheem and Arash Jahanian who were married on August 8, 2020!


In Memoriam



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