June 26, 2019

Judge Nancy Lichtenstein to Retire from Colorado Court of Appeals

On Monday, June 25, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the upcoming retirement of Hon. Nancy Lichtenstein from the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective January 8, 2019.

Judge Lichtenstein was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in 2008. Prior to her appointment, she was a Deputy State Public Defender in both the appellate and trial divisions. Before her service as a public defender, she was in private practice. Judge Lichtenstein was also a guest lecturer at both the University of Colorado and University of Denver law schools, where she lectured on appellate advocacy. She volunteers for East High School’s “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition, and is an author for West’s Colorado Criminal Practice and Procedure series. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Chief Justice-delegate Nathan B. Coats. Application forms must be received no later than 4 p.m. on July 20, 2018; anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than July 13, 2018.

For more information on the vacancy and application process, click here.

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