Conference Brings Black Prosecutors to Colorado

The National Black Prosecutors Association held its 35th annual conference in Aurora

Aurora played host to the National Black Prosecutors Association conference last week, where attendees from around the country got an opportunity to hear from Colorado judges about their paths to the bench and the history of black prosecutors in the state.

The conference provided a week-long series of CLE panels broken up by awards and networking. In addition to hearing from a panel of African-American Colorado judges, the conference included sessions on the impact of legalized marijuana on minorities, the importance of community partnerships for prosecutors and efforts in jail reform.

The Colorado judges panel featured Denver County Court Judges Olympia Fay and Gary Jackson, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel, 2nd District Judge William Robbins and Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Karen Ashby.

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