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APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION POSITIONS 
**APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OCTOBER 27, 2017** 

There are more than 40 vacancies on 16 Judicial District Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado and the Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Members are encouraged to apply! Please see the complete press release here, and access the application here

APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN FOR MERIT SELECTION PANEL FOR FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGES
**APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 9, 2017**

The U.S. District Court seeks applicants for the creation of a new merit selection panel for the selection, appointment and reappointment of magistrate judges, beginning with the position that will be available upon the retirement of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, eff. July 1, 2018.  Please note that the panel will be composed of five lawyers (there is no requirement that they be members of the U.S. District Court bar) and two non-lawyers.  Each must be a resident of the District of Colorado or, if a non-resident, have significant ties to the community within the district.  Please also note that "practicing attorneys are invited to encourage interested non-lawyers to apply." 

In the Matter of the Appointment of a Merit Selection Panel 

In accordance with Volume 3, Chapter 4, § 420.30 of the Judicial Conference Regulations for the Selection, Appointment, and Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado is seeking applications for appointment to a merit selection panel. 

Before the appointment or reappointment of a U.S. magistrate judge, the court, by majority vote of the district judges, must appoint a merit selection panel, which will recommend to the court for consideration individuals whose character, experience, ability, and commitment to equal justice under the law fully qualify them to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge.

The persons appointed to the merit selection panel will perform the duties prescribed by § 420.30.30 of the regulation and consider applicants for the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, the current incumbent, will be retiring effective July 1, 2018. The merit selection panel may also be appointed to review the reappointment of incumbent magistrate judges in the future as they arise. 

The merit selection panel must have no fewer than seven members, including the court-appointed chairperson. At least two of the members must be non-lawyers. 

Interested candidates for the Merit Selection Panel shall submit an application packet electronically in PDF format. The packet shall include a cover letter and current resume (optional) addressed to the Clerk of Court. The cover letter shall address the candidate’s interest in serving on the selection panel. Practicing attorneys are invited to encourage interested non-lawyers to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than close of business on November 9, 2017

Submissions must be emailed to:         
cod_magistratejudge_2018submissions@cod.uscourts.gov 

NOVEMBER 2 - 5, 2017: NAPABA CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON, DC

 

 Early bird rate ends Aug. 25!

 

Click below to register for the
2017 NAPABA Convention.

View our registration rates here.

 

Standard room at $259/night
 

Click below to reserve a room at the
Marriott Marquis Washington D.C.

 Cut-off date for the room block is
Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. EDT .

 

Scholarships are now available!

 

Click below for more information
on our scholarships.

 Applications are due Aug. 9.

About The Convention
The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join us as we celebrate our 29th Convention and convene over 2,000 attendees in Washington, D.C.!

Click here for more information about the Convention.


NOVEMBER 15, 2017: DU/CU LAW SCHOOL APALSA RECEPTION **PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE**
Join us as we sit down with APALSA students from DU and CU law schools on November 15th at 5:30PM at the Kitchen Next Door at Union Station. Please email Anne Lee (anne.lee@wilmerhale.com) for more information and to RSVP.

Community Events

OCTOBER 24, 2017: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SMALL BIZ LEGAL NIGHT
Small Business Legal Night hosted by CHBA and Mi Casa are in need of volunteer attorneys who specialize in contracts, business, IP, copyright, and trademark law. Pro Bono Ethics CLE is available to volunteers who attend. Register here: https://chba.net/event-2487922.

OCTOBER 26, 2017: WORKFORCE LEADERSHIP AND THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION EVENT HOSTED BY KACFC & CU DENVER


Sign up for the event here.

OCTOBER 28, 2017: SAM CARY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT GALA


NOVEMBER 9, 2017: SABA COLORADO FUNDRAISER GALA


Sponsorship information can be found here.


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