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Nathan B. Coats

Colorado Supreme Court
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Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court, April 24, 2000. Chief Appellate Deputy District Attorney for the Second Judicial District (Denver)1986 to May 2000; Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Law (Constitutional Criminal Procedure) Fall of 1990; Deputy Colorado Attorney General, Appellate Section, 1983 to 1986; Assistant Colorado Attorney General, Appellate Section, 1978 to 1983; Associate, Hough, Grant, McCarren and Bernard, 1977 to 1978.

Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee, Member 1983 - 2000, Chair 1997 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners 1984 - 1994; Colorado Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee 1985 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, Joint Civil/Criminal Subcommittee on the Colorado Rules of Evidence, 1996 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, 1987 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Jury Reform Pilot Project Committee, 1998 - 2000; Colorado District Attorneys Council Legislative Committee, 1990 - 2000; Reporter for Governor's Columbine Commission, Fall 1999 - April 2000; Lecturer, Denver Police Academy, 1986 - 1997; Chief Reporter for the Erickson Commission on Officer-Involved Shootings, 1996 - 1997.

Received B.A. in Economics from University of Colorado, 1971. Received J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, 1977.

Professional Experience
Justice
Colorado Supreme Court
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Chief Appellate Deputy District Attorney
Second Judicial District (Denver)
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Deputy Colorado Attorney General
State of Colorado Appellate Section
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Assistant Colorado Attorney General
State of Colorado, Appellate Section
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Associate
Hough, Grant, McCarren and Bernard
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Education
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1977) | Law
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University of Colorado Law School
B.A. (1971) | Economics
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Professional Associations
Colorado Supreme Court Jury Reform Pilot Project Committee
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Colorado Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, Joint Civil/Criminal Subcommittee on the Colorado Rules of Evidence
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Colorado District Attorneys Council Legislative Committee
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Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee
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Colorado Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee
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Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee
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Activities: Chair 1997-2000
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Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners
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Colorado Supreme Court
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2 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
USA
Telephone: (720) 625-5420