Federal and state judges gathered in the atrium of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center Thursday night to recognize female and minority jurists among them, as well as enjoy a few drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The Center for Legal Inclusiveness held a Diverse Judges Reception to highlight six judges and reflect on efforts to bolster the diversity in the Colorado judiciary.
The honorees were:
• Judge Allison Eid of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
• Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart
• Magistrate Judge Kato Crews of the U.S. District Court of Colorado
• Judge Colleen Clark of Arapahoe County
• Judge Cynthia Mares of the 18th Judicial District
• Judge Roberto Ramírez of the 17th Judicial District
Many of the judges CLI recognized were recently appointed or promoted to their current spots in the judiciary. Eid, an 11-year veteran of the Colorado Supreme Court, was confirmed to the 10th Circuit late last year, and Hart, previously a law professor at the University of Colorado Law School, was Gov. John Hickenlooper’s pick to take Eid’s place as a justice.