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Nathan B. Coats

Date of Judicial Appointment: April 24, 2000

CAREER

Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court, April 24, 2000. Chief Appellate Deputy District Attorney for the Second Judicial District (Denver)1986 to May 2000; Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Law (Constitutional Criminal Procedure) Fall of 1990; Deputy Colorado Attorney General, Appellate Section, 1983 to 1986; Assistant Colorado Attorney General, Appellate Section, 1978 to 1983; Associate, Hough, Grant, McCarren and Bernard, 1977 to 1978.

PROFESSIONAL

Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee, Member 1983 - 2000, Chair 1997 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners 1984 - 1994; Colorado Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee 1985 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, Joint Civil/Criminal Subcommittee on the Colorado Rules of Evidence, 1996 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, 1987 - 2000; Colorado Supreme Court Jury Reform Pilot Project Committee, 1998 - 2000; Colorado District Attorneys Council Legislative Committee, 1990 - 2000; Reporter for Governor's Columbine Commission, Fall 1999 - April 2000; Lecturer, Denver Police Academy, 1986 - 1997; Chief Reporter for the Erickson Commission on Officer-Involved Shootings, 1996 - 1997.

EDUCATION

Received B.A. in Economics from University of Colorado, 1971. Received J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, 1977.



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