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Standing Committee on Family Issues


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.

Committee Roster

Judges Attorneys
Justice Allison Eid Deb Adams
Judge Karen Ashby Fran Fontana
Judge Karen Metzger Steve Lass
Judge Stephen Schapanski (Chair) Gina Weitzenkorn
Judge David Furman  Celeste Kling
Judge Dinsmore Tuttle  
Magistrate Beth Dumler Others
Judge Steven Patrick Linda Weinerman - Office of the Child's Representative
Judge Randall Arp Clare Huntington - CU School of Law
Mental Health  
Dr. Bill Fyfe  
Dr. Shirley Thomas  

 

 

Final Report on Court Appointed Professionals in Domestic Relations Cases

 

Chief Justice Letter and Final Report on Court Appointed Professionals in Domestic Relations Cases

Concerning Court Appointments of Parenting Coordinators: A Resource for Courts and Professionals

 

Revisions to Standards

CJD 04-08, Standards for Child and Family Investigator

CJD 08-01, Standards for Decision-Makers

 

 

Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts

 

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.

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May 2007 Progress Made Toward Commission on Families Recommendations PDF Excel
August 2005 Progress Made Toward Commission on Families Recommendations

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August 2002 Final Report of Commission on Families

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Members of the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts

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Executive Summary of the Final Report of the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts (August 2002)

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Final Report of the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts (August 2002) NOTE: This is the Report only; see below for links to Appendix I through IX

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Appendices to the Final Report of the Commission on Families in the Colorado Courts (August 2002) in pdf format:

Appendix I: Commission Member List

Appendix II: Public Hearing and Meeting Dates

Appendix III: Index of Written Submissions/Transcripts

Appendix IV: Staffing, Filings and Initiaves Study

Appendix V: Quotations from Public Hearing Transcripts

Appendix VI: Mandatory Procedures for Simplified Dissolution (Note: This is a very large file.)

Appendix VII: Position Descriptions

Appendix VIII: Public Attorney Position and Compensation Analysis

Appendix IX: Draft Comprehensive Restraining Order

   
     

May 2001 Court Improvement Committee White Paper

Available formats

Colorado Courts' Recommendations for Family Cases prepared by the Court Improvement Committee NOTE: This is a very large document!

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Appendix II,District Court Judge and Magistrate Needs by District

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Appendix IV, Court Facilitation in Nine Colorado Juvenile Courts, October 2000

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(Appendices I, III, VI, VII and VIII are included in the White Paper)

 

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