Michael Bender

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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Colorado)


Family: Wife: Helen; 5 Children: Jeremy, Aviva, Maryjean, Tess, Benjamin

Born: 01/07/1942

Home: , Colorado

Education: JD, University of Colorado School of Law, 1967 MA, Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure, Georgetown Law Center, 1967 BA, Dartmouth College, 1964

Profession: Associate Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1997-present Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Colorado School of Law, 2004 President/Shareholder, Michael L. Bender, Professional Company, 1993-1997 Attorney, Bender and Treece, Professional Company, 1983-1993 Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Denver College of Law, 1981-1986 Attorney, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, 1979-1980 Division Chief, Denver Public Defender, 1977-1978 Supervising Attorney, Jefferson County Public Defender, 1975-1977 Associate Regional Attorney, Denver Regional Litigation Center, Equal Opportunity Commission, 1974-1975 Deputy State Public Defender, 1968-1971

Congressional Membership: Co Chair, Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee of Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, 2003-present Caseflow Leadership Task Force, 2002-present Colorado Judicial Branch Mentoring Committee, 2001-present Member, Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee, 2000-present Colorado's Attorney Fund for Client Protection, 1998-present Chair, District Court, County Court, and Magistrate Need Committees of the State Court Administrator's Office, 1998-present Public Education Committee, 1998-present Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee, 1997-present Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1997-present Committee on Ethical Issues in Family Law, 2000-2003 Member, Governor's Task Force on Civil Justice Reform, 1999 Co Chair, Committee to Review and Revise Attorney Regulation System, 1997-1998 Member, United States District Court Committee for Criminal Justice Act for District of Colorado, 1991-1993

Organization Membership: Member, Law Alumni Board, University of Colorado School of Law, 1999-2001 Board of Directors, Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, 1985-1987 American Bar Association Colorado Bar Association


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