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Law Firm Updates
Sherman & Howard announced Sept.14 that Lee Fanyo and Eric Alpert joined the firm’s business and real estate practice group. The two bring expertise in the energy, light industrial and aerospace industries as well as experience in mergers and acquisitions, finance and general corporate law.
Three judicial districts announced vacancies this week. The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission announced Sept. 9 a judge vacancy in Custer County Court, created by the Nov. 9 retirement of Judge Amanda Hunter. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Custer County and have a high school degree or equivalent. The application deadline is Sept. 22.
The 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission announced a judge vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lance Timbreza on Sept 12. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector in the 21st Judicial District and have already worked as a lawyer for five years. The deadline to apply was Sept. 15.
The Eighth Judicial District Nominating Commission announced a judge vacancy in Larimer Court created by the Sept. 17 retirement of Judge Mary Berenato. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Larimer County and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. The deadline to apply is Sept. 28.
Gov. Jared Polis appointed Katharine Lum and Karl Schock to the Colorado Court of Appeals on Sept. 15. The two will fill vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Michael Berger and Judge David Richman. Lum, a University of California Berkeley School of Law graduate, has a practice that concerns family law matters. Schock was formerly a shareholder and associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and his practice consists of representing the U.S. in criminal and civil appeals.
Kristin Lentz, co-managing partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, was named one of four “Raising the Bar” honorees by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation on Sept. 15. CWBAF honors women lawyers who’ve made a difference in the community and celebrates women who have been successful as managing partners while leading women who will follow their footsteps.
Norm Brownstein, founder and chairman of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was honored at the Lamplighter Awards with the legendary national community leader award. Each year, the Lamplighter Awards honor exceptional communal, political, corporate and academic leaders. The event has recognized those who have distinguished themselves in these public areas and offers the opportunity to support important educational, cultural and humanitarian efforts of American Friends of Lubavitch.