On Saturday, January 24, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association held its annual Banquet and Membership Meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Denver. The theme for the event was “Remembering Our Roots.” With a sold-out crowd of nearly 400 attendees, the event featured a cocktail reception, entertainment by Mariachi Vargas, a silent auction benefiting the CHBA Foundation, an awards ceremony, and an after-party. This year’s award recipients were:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Judge Christine M. Arguello
- Chris Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer: Diego Hunt
- Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer: Amanda Gonzalez
- Outstanding Corporate Commitment Award: Dean Philip Weiser and the University of Colorado School of Law
- Community Service Award: Denver Urban Debate League
- Past Presidents Award: Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa.
Ron Arguello and his mother, Judge Christine Arguello, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer Diego Hunt and Corelle Spettigue.
Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer Amanda Gonzalez and Dr. Tom Romero, Assistant Provost for the University of Denver.
CU Law Dean Philip Wiser and Denver City Attorney Scott Martinez.
Representatives from the Denver Urban Debate League, which was recognized for outstanding community service.
Hispanic National Bar Association President Cynthia Mares and Outgoing CHBA President Liz Krupa.
CHBA Past President Judge Adam Espinosa swears in Daniel Spivey as CHBA President.