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Steve Bernard

Date of Judicial Appointment: July 5, 2006

         I was born and raised in Colorado Springs.  I received both of my degrees from the University of Colorado, a BA in political science in 1975 and a JD in 1978.

         I worked for the District Attorney’s Office in the Seventeenth Judicial District from the end of October 1978 until the end of December 2004.  I began my career as a deputy district attorney.  I was promoted to chief trial deputy in 1982, and I became the assistant district attorney in 1993. 

I worked as a chief deputy district attorney at the District Attorney’s Office in the Nineteenth Judicial District from January 2005 until June 2006.    

         During my career as a prosecutor, I served on the governing board of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council from 1993 to 2004; the Adams County Community Corrections Board from 1994 to 2002; the Supreme Court Nominating Commission from 1997 to 2002; the Adams County Open Space Advisory Board from 2000 to 2004; and the Weld County Community Corrections Board from 2005 to 2006.  I am a past president of the Adams County Bar Association.

Governor Bill Owens appointed me to the Colorado Court of Appeals in May 2006.  I was sworn in on July 5, 2006.  I have served on various committees on the Court of Appeals.  I am a member of the leadership council of the Colorado Institute for Excellence in Judicial Education; the judiciary’s Probation Standing Committee; the executive committee of the Colorado Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section; and the executive committee of Our Courts, a nonpartisan organization that offers educational programs to the public about the court system. 

My wife Molly and I were married in 1975.



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