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Karen M Ashby

  • Colorado
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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United States District Court for District of Colorado
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Professional Experience
Judge
Denver Juvenile Court
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Presiding Judge, July, 1999 to 2013
Judge
Aurora Municipal Court
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Sole Practitioner. Denver, Colorado
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Deputy State Public Defender
Denver Trial Office
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Law Clerk
The Honorable Leonard P. Plank, Denver District Court
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Education
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1988)
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Williams College
B.A. (1979) | Spanish Literature
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Awards
Professionalism award
Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Excellence in Practice Award-Judicial Officer
Colorado Department of Human Services/Colorado Court Improvement Project
Friend of Children Award
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Bicentennial Medal
Williams College
Raising the Bar award
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Public Service Award
Sam Cary Bar Association
Judge of the Year
Colorado CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Distinguished Jurist Award
Sam Cary Bar Association
Trailblazer Award
American Association of University Women, Denver Chapter
Professional Associations
Colorado Court Improvement Committee
Member
- Current
Activities: Co-Chair, 2002 to 2011; Chair, 2011 to present
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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
member, Board of Trustees
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Colorado’s Model Courts: Innovation in the Juvenile Court System
36 Colorado Lawyer 10
Implementing C.A.R. 3.4 to Expedite Appeals in Dependency and Neglect Cases
34 Colorado Lawyer 47
Report-Writing Tips for Guardians ad Litem in Dependency and Neglect Cases
31 Colorado Lawyer 87
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
2 East 14th Ave.
Third Floor
Denver, CO 80203
USA
Telephone: (720) 625-5000