December 16, 2017

Archives for August 11, 2016

Congratulations to 2016 Colorado LGBT Bar Association Foundation Award Winners

ColoradoLGBTbar-LogoOn Wednesday, August 10, 2016, the Colorado LGBT Bar Association announced the 2016 winners of its Ally of the Year Award and LGBT Attorney of the Year Award.

The recipient of the 2016 Ally of the Year Award is Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC and its attorneys.

As one of Colorado’s most preeminent civil rights and plaintiffs employment law firms, Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC advocates for the rights of employees in the workplace, and for the civil rights of all individuals against government and institutional abuses of power. Rathod Mohamedbhai is a friend and ally to Colorado’s LGBT community, ensuring accountability and positive social reform as it pertains to the protection of civil rights for all of Colorado’s communities. Following the recent tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, named partner Qusair Mohamedbhai was instrumental in gathering Colorado’s Muslim leaders to condemn the violence and speak out in support of the LGBT community.

The Colorado LGBT Bar Association and the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation proudly recognizes Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC and its 10 attorneys and staff as their 2016 Ally of the Year.

The recipient of the 2016 LGBT Attorney of the Year Award is Patricia Jarzobski, current CBA President.

As the 2016-2017 Colorado Bar Association President, Jarzobski is the fifth woman to be president of the CBA in 119 years and the first in a decade. Former president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) in 2012, some of Jarzobski’s other leadership roles include being appointed to the 17th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission (2013–19) and serving as vice chair of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Board of Trustees (2013–present). She has been a CAMP mentor, and her law practice has been named a Legal Aid Foundation Leadership Law Firm.

In her role as CBA president, Jarzobski seeks to build engagement through real relationships that are focused on mentoring and sponsorship. With a  focus on diversity and inclusiveness in the law, Jarzobski seeks to bring a fresh perspective and create a community rooted in inclusive growth.Jarzobski promises to bring to the role of CBA president the grit and poise of someone who has worked her way up the ranks. Having waited tables and cleaned houses, she imparts the perspective of someone who genuinely understands people from disparate walks of life. She will also contribute the perspective of a gay woman of Lebanese and Polish descent. Jarzobski knows what it is like to be treated differently and unfairly but believes that society can change to be more accepting by making inclusiveness the new normal.

The Colorado LGBT Bar Association and the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation proudly recognized Patricia Jarzobski as their 2016 LGBT Attorney of the Year.

The Colorado LGBT Bar Association will recognize the award winners at the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation Dinner on October 20, 2016 at the Brown Palace. Tickets are available for individuals or groups; click here for more information or to order tickets. If you plan to purchase a sponsorship or a table, please register as a “group” and you will be able to quickly and easily invite your table attendees to register with your group or sponsor organization. If you are purchasing an individual ticket, consider becoming a “Summit Sponsor” to help directly fund the Summit Scholarship. The recipient of the Summit Scholarship will also be recognized at the dinner.

For questions about the event or for more information, contact the Foundation.

Kelly S. Hansen Appointed to Washington County Court

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the governor’s office announced the appointment of Kelly S. Hansen to the Washington County Court, effective July 1, 2016. Hansen will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. Carl S. McGuire, III, to the Thirteenth Judicial District Court.

Hansen is currently a solo practitioner at Hansen Law, LLC, where she concentrates her practice on real estate, estate planning, and probate. She is also municipal court judge for the Town of Akron. Previously, she had been a city attorney for the City of Yuma and an associate at W.B. Paynter, P.C. She also served as a staff attorney for Mountain States Legal Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 8/11/2016

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued four published opinions and 35 unpublished opinions.

People v. Waller

Ybarra v. Greenberg & Sada, P.C.

People v. McRae

Indian Mountain Corp. v. Indian Mountain Metropolitan District

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/10/2016

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

Romero v. United States

Collins v. CFAM Financial Services, LLC

Ridgell-Boltz v. Colvin

Martinez v. Aulepp

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.