Judge LaBuda was appointed to the Boulder District Court in May 2012. Prior to her appointment she was a Senior
Assistant Attorney General, representing the State Personnel Board and the Division and Commissioner of Insurance.
Judge LaBuda was a trial attorney in private practice from 1992 to 2009, where she practiced both in state and federal
court. Her practice focused on family law, employment law and disability law.
Judge LaBuda earned her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1992, where she graduated Order of the Coif. She
received a master’s degree in behavioral disabilities/rehabilitation counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison in 1981 and a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Education in 1980. She practiced in the field of rehabilitation
counseling for 10 years prior to receiving her law degree.