Dear Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Grassley:
On behalf of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and its 4,000 circuit, state, and local affiliate members across the country, we write to express our strongest possible recommendation that Charlotte Sweeney be confirmed to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado— a court that, among other things, oversees federal action on workers’ rights.
NELA is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. Founded in 1985, NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. Our members litigate daily in every federal district and circuit, affording NELA a unique perspective on the profound impact of the judiciary on the daily lives and the rights of working people.
Ms. Sweeney has worked in private practice since 1995, and is highly regarded in the Colorado Bar. She is seen as a reasonable and fair lawyer by defense attorneys who have been her opposing counsel, as well as by workers’ rights attorneys. Additionally, Ms. Sweeney has extensive trial experience, sixty percent of which consists of litigation. She … Read More