In order to be a place where everyone in our community feels valued and connected, we first have to ensure that everyone believes they belong. Our Voices podcast provides a rare, up-close and personal connection to diverse perspectives across the Colorado legal landscape. A creation of the CBA|DBA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Joint Steering Committee Messaging Team, Our Voices highlights the pathways of each guest as they examine Who they were, Who they are, and Who they think they will be in the future. Join us each Thursday for interviews with guests from all areas of the legal profession. Give yourself some time to get to know others…and maybe find your own voice along the way.

Jason St. Julien


 

The Our Voices inaugural episode takes a closer look at Jason St. Julien, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver, Colorado. This renaissance man is a former schoolteacher, minor league baseball player, pianist, and federal court clerk with a long-standing commitment to public service. Jason authored a pivotal June 2020 Denver Post article that serves as a testament of his experience as a Black man in today’s society. Jason sat down with hosts Mallory Revel and Linda Moss to talk about the important people and events that have shaped his path and informed his philosophy.


Hosts:

Mallory Revel 

Linda Moss 

 

Guest:

Jason St. Julien

 

Continuing the story:

Judge Melina Hernández

 

Judge Melina Hernández was a magistrate, a family court facilitator, and is now a judge on the Arapahoe County Court. Judge Hernández has served in many roles in the community, and in this energetic interview Judge Hernández, shares her path to the bench and her perspectives on everything from how the light rail can be a forum for forging friendships, to the power of mentorship, the importance of ensuring that our courts meet those they serve exactly as they are, and the importance of language. Her refreshing and open discussion of self-awareness, combined with her insight and appreciation of the differences in all of us, highlights her view of justice, empathy, kindness, respect, and continued improvements to our court system.

 

Hosts:

Mallory Revel

Linda Moss 

 

Guest:

Judge Melina Hernández 

 

Continuing the Story:

·     ¡Si Se Puede! Webinar Series (CO-CABE)

·      Arguello Dream Catchers. Law School…Yes We Can! 

·      Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) 

·      Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA)

 

Danny Foster & David Foster

 

Brothers Danny and David Foster are fierce leaders in the Denver legal community who have built their practice on the philosophy of genuine camaraderie and respect.  The sons of a former Colorado state senator and the senior rabbi of the largest and oldest synagogue in the Rocky Mountain region, the Fosters credit the values their parents instilled in them for their shared sense of community, diversity justice and compassion. Listen to the witty repartee of these brothers as they recount growing up and hear their refreshing advice for others thinking of growing their own legal practice.


Guests:

Danny Foster

David Foster


Hosts:

Mallory Revel

Linda Moss

 

Continuing the story: 

Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP

Judge Ted Tow

 

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Ted  C. Tow, III has led a life of advocacy, guided by a keen intellect coupled with a disarming humanity.  In this far-reaching interview with Linda Moss and Mallory Revel, Judge Tow talks about his experiences, how his judicial philosophy is tempered by an appreciation for diversity, and how seemingly little things like the use of pronouns can be an act of allyship.

 

Guest:

Judge Ted Tow

Hosts:

Mallory Revel

Linda Moss

 

Continuing the Story: 

What Are Your Pronouns? 

Pronoun Guide 

Allyship - The Key to Unlocking the Power of Diversity 

Judge Gary Jackson

Judge Gary Jackson is a pillar of the Colorado legal community and the state at large. Judge Jackson recently retired from the Denver County Court but has been shaping the Colorado legal landscape for 50 years as a former Deputy District Attorney in Denver,  former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the 10th Circuit, and through his own law firm. Judge Jackson was an original founder of the  Sam Cary Bar Association in 1971 for the support of and exchange of ideas by African American lawyers in the State of Colorado.  Judge Jackson continues to be a force that is changing the face of the Colorado judiciary as founder and co-chair of the Diversity on the Bench Coalition. Listen to this Colorado icon speak about his life, his influences, historic Lincoln Hills, and his perspectives on maintaining grace and civility while taking principled stands throughout his career.


Guest:

Judge Gary Jackson

 

Hosts:

Mallory Revel

Linda Moss

 

Continuing the Story:

Historic Lincoln Hills 

Sam Cary Bar Association 

NPR: During Segregation, a Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families a Summer Escape

Winks Lodge 

CU Law | Amicus: The Only Black Person in the Room 

Zita Weinshienk

Ruchi Kapoor

 

 

As former appellate director and legislative liaison for the Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel, Ruchi Kapoor helped establish and oversee Colorado’s first appellate program for respondent parents in child welfare cases. A Colorado native, Ruchi has been an extremely active member of the legal community, holding leadership positions in both the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations as well as the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Ruchi Kapoor sat down  to talk about her path to the legal profession, law school, her experiences with child welfare cases, as well as the launch of her new firm Kapoor Law and Policy. 


Guest:

Ruchi Kapoor

 

Hosts:

Linda Moss

Mallory Revel

 

Continuing the Story: 

COBALT

South Asian Bar Association

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Office of Respondent Parent Counsel 

Kapoor Law + Policy 

Samantha Jones-Rogers



 

Samantha Jones-Rogers is a staff attorney with the Colorado Association of School Boards. Sam grew up in a military family and experienced the phenomenon of being a “Third Culture Kid.” In her podcast, Sam discusses the rich experience of growing up abroad, learning about what it is to be American from afar, and the unique experience of moving back to the United States and seeing issues of race firsthand. Listen as Mallory and Linda discuss with Sam the nuances of the Third Culture Kid and the importance of school law as a tool for advocacy.


Hosts:

Mallory Revel

Linda Moss 

 

Guest:

Sam Jones-Rogers 

 

Continuing the Story:

·      Third Culture Kids

·      Fisher v. University of Texas

·      Colorado Association of School Boards: