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Introducing the 2019 COBALT Class

Vol. 48, No. 3 [Page 54]

Colorado Lawyer

March, 2019

BAR NEWS HIGHLIGHT

The CBA is excited to announce the 2019 Leadership Training Program (COBALT) class that started in January. COBALT is a six-month interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers with demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to the legal community. The program's goals include: nurturing effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional, and community service issues; building relationships among legal leaders from across the state and from across experience levels; and raising the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession. Class members are not only taught leadership skills, but also learn how to address challenges faced by leaders in the legal community and the general community. For more information about COBALT, visit cobar.org/cobalt or contact Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org.

Kirbee Anderson is protective proceedings facilitator for the Denver Probate Court and a family court facilitator for the 17th Judicial District. She began her legal career with the Colorado Judicial Branch as a self-represented litigant coordinator, and continues to work extensively with unrepresented parties. Kirbee's passion is to improve court accessibility so that the judicial system is a means of relief for everyone, regardless of their background. Kirbee is a 2012 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, where she participated in the American Indian Law Clinic and Environmental Law Clinic and was a notes editor for the Colorado Journal for International Environmental Law and Policy. She is originally from Southeast Kansas and enjoys gardening and spending time with her dog, Otto.

Jonathan Booker is an experienced trial attorney with Hernandez & Associates, PC. He specializes in criminal defense litigation and the collateral consequences that accompany a criminal allegation. Jonathan emphasizes assisting underrepresented individuals as they navigate a complex judicial system. He has defended actions throughout Colorado before its various municipal, state, and federal courts. Jonathan is also an active member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and currently serves as chair of its Education Committee.

Jennifer Carty is an assistant attorney general in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Colorado Office of the Attorney General handling felony conviction and sentencing appeals on behalf of the State of Colorado. Previously, she was an associate family law attorney at Robinson & Henry, PC, and an appellate law clerk for Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Steven Bernard. In her pre-law school life, she spent five years as an active duty maritime inspections officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. She continues to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as an attorney and was recently deployed in support of response efforts for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She is an active member of both the Colorado and the LGBT Bar Associations and is currently serving as a co-chair for the Colorado Women's Bar Association Public Policy Committee.

Kristi Disney Bruckner specializes in environmental law and policy, and international resources transactions...

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