Our Current Board Members



Current Members in Alpha order

  • James Anaya, Dean, University of Colorado Law School, Ex-Officio
  • The Honorable Christine Arguello, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Colorado
  • Naomi Baez Amos, Assistant General Counsel, Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Rolf Asphaug, General Counsel, Regional Transportation District 
  • John Baker, Attorney At Law 
  • Candyce Cline, Westminster Municipal Court 
  • Justin Cruz, Senior Counsel, Michael Best & Friedrich
  • David Fine, General Counsel to Metro State University & Secretary to the Board of Trustees
  • Jordan M. Fox, Member, Sherman & Howard, LLC
  • Rayna Gokli, 17th Judicial District 
  • “Skip” George W. Gray, III, Retired from Senior Assistant Denver City Attorney, Denver City Attorney's Office.  
  • Fernando Guzman, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence, University of Colorado Law School 
  • Velveta Golightly-Howell, Retired from Director of Civil Rights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  


  • Hermine Kallman, Associate Attorney, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • Laura Lopez, Associate, Jones & Keller
  • Lisa Mickley, Member, Hall & Evans, LLC (Chair Emeritus)
  • Misae Nishikura, Director of Recruitment and Professional Development, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Patrick O’Rourke, Vice President, University Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Regents, University of Colorado (Chair)
  • Ryann Peyton, Director, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (Chair-Elect)
  • Meshach Rhoades, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Joel Sayres, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
  • Y. E. Scott, Retired from Colorado Attorney General's Office (Secretary)
  • Bruce Smith, Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Ex-Officio
  • Michael Song, Chief Deputy District Attorney, 2nd Judicial District
  • Connie Talmage, Executive Director, Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Mario Trimble, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP (Treasurer)


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