Sixty law students participated in a “speed mentoring” event at the Colorado Court of Appeals on March 6 hosted by the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Women Judges, under the leadership of Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Terry Fox. To inspire the young professionals as they begin their legal careers, students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado Law School connected with judges and distinguished lawyers from across the state.
The mentors included partners from three law firms; nine judges from appellate, district, and county courts; and two lawyers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Education Association. Each group of three or four students met with a mentor for six minutes before rotating to the next mentor “station” in the Supreme Court library, questioning the judges and lawyers about their backgrounds and varied paths to success. After the speed mentoring, students had an opportunity to follow up with mentors at a reception in the atrium of the Ralph L. Carr Judicial building, and the appellate court’s judicial law clerks provided tours of the new courthouse.