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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Vol. 47, No. 3 [Page 112]

The Colorado Lawyer

March, 2018

         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.

         PROFILE

         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.

         What ...

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