ANNUAL JUDICIAL RECEPTIONEach year, the CWBA is proud to honor all members of the Colorado judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception, and honor specific judicial official(s) for their meaningful work with our Judicial Excellence Award.
The 2020 Judicial Reception was canceled due to COVID-19 and is being combined with our 2022 Judicial Reception to recognize both our 2020 and 2022 honorees. (We did not select a 2021 honoree or hold a 2021 judicial reception due to COVID-19.) The Judicial Reception is March 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP in Denver.
Meet Our 2020 Judicial Excellence Honoree
Meet Our 2022 Judicial Excellence Honoree
Judge Mariana Vielma has been an Adams County Court judge since July 2020, having previously served as a magistrate judge in the 17th Judicial District from 2018 to 2020. Even before she became a judge, Judge Vielma served the Adams County community in various capacities: first as a law clerk from 2005 to 2007, then as a Senior Deputy District Attorney from 2007 to 2013, and, finally, as an Assistant County Attorney from 2013 until her appointment as a magistrate judge.
Judge Vielma has also served the legal community in a number of leadership roles. Throughout her career, Judge Vielma has remained focused on building a more prepared, diverse and inclusive pipeline for lawyers as leaders. She has served on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, as well as the Board of Directors for the Chief Justice Commission and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. She has also been a member of the CBA Executive Council, Board of Governors, Nominating Committee, and Joint Steering Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She is an active member of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association and 17th JD Access to Justice Committee, and is a 2009 COBALT class graduate. She is a native of Denver, and earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Past Judicial Reception Honorees