CLI Celebrates Six

by Doug Chartier

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.

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