In October of 2002, Chief Justice Mullarkey established the Standing Committee on Family Issues pursuant to a recommendation by the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts (see below). The initial charge of this standing committee was to implement the recommendations of the Commission on Families and to monitor and continue to improve the ways in which Colorado courts serve families. Justice Allison Eid is the Supreme Court liaison to the Standing Committee on Family Issues.
Justice Allison Eid
Judge Karen Ashby
Judge Karen Metzger
Judge Stephen Schapanski (Chair)
Judge David Furman
Judge Dinsmore Tuttle
Magistrate Beth Dumler
Judge Steven Patrick
Linda Weinerman - Office of the Child's Representative
Judge Randall Arp
Clare Huntington - CU School of Law
Dr. Bill Fyfe
Dr. Shirley Thomas
Final Report on Court Appointed Professionals in Domestic Relations Cases
In January of 2001, Chief Justice Mullarkey convened the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts to examine ways in which Colorado courts serve families, and then to make recommendations for changes that would improve policies, procedures, rules and laws affecting families involved with the courts. This Commission was co-chaired by former State Senator Dottie Wham and Sr. Judge Patti O’Rourke.
The Commission published a final report in August of 2002 which included a comprehensive set of recommendations.
May 2007 Progress Made Toward Commission on Families Recommendations