On Friday, August 30, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Hon. Karen Ashby to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Judge Ashby is currently the Presiding Judge of the Denver Juvenile Court. Judge Ashby has been described as the go-to person on juvenile issues in Colorado. Prior to her appointment to the Denver Juvenile Court, Judge Ashby served as a judge on the Aurora Municipal Court bench, and worked for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. She also worked as an attorney in private practice.
Judge Ashby’s appointment to the Court of Appeals bench is effective October 1, 2013. She will serve a provisional term of at least two years until the next general election, when the voters will decide if she will be retained.