Magistrate Jami Vigil
Magistrate Vigil has been a member of the Colorado Lawyer advisory board since July 2017. She is a frequent contributor to the publication and recently authored a five-article series on problem solving courts.
Hometown: While I have lived in many places, I view Denver as the town I grew up in.
Law School: University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in: Colorado Springs
Works at: Fourth Judicial District
Practice Area(s): Judicial Officer presiding over Dependency & Neglect, Paternity & Support, Adoptions, and Family Treatment Drug Court
CBA Member Since: 2002
Describe yourself in five words.
I try to be: patient, a good listener, diligent, compassionate, and fair.
Why did you become a lawyer?
I went to law school because I wanted to help people.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I was fortunate to receive much excellent advice from my grandfather. Two of the most important things he stressed were to always treat others with respect and to be of service. I try to live by that every day.
What is one of the most positive experiences you’ve had as a lawyer?
Presiding over Family Treatment Drug Court has been one of the most rewarding and positive experiences of my professional career.