Judge Bakke was appointed to the Boulder District Court Bench in January of 2011. Prior to her appointment she was in
private practice at Kennedy & Bakke focusing on criminal defense and dependency and neglect work. Before entering into
private practice she was a prosecutor for 6 years in Boulder County and 11 years in Jefferson County. During this time she
served as the Chair of the Sex Offender Management Board. She has taught nationally and internationally on trial skills and
the prosecution of sexual offenses. She graduated from the University of Denver College of Law and was admitted to the
Colorado Bar in 1990.