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Home Courts Supreme Court Committees Standing Committee on Family Issues
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 Melissa Hart is the Supreme Court liaison to the Standing Committee on Family Issues.  The Committee is chaired by Judge Randall Arp.

Committee Roster (Updated December 2019)

Judicial Officers Attorneys
Justice Melissa Hart, Supreme Court Liaison Cynthia Ciancio, Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Judge Randall Arp, Chair, 1st JD Amy Goscha, Kalamaya Goscha
Judge Julie Kunce Field, 8th JD David Littman, Littman Family Law
Judge Robert Lowrey, 4th JD Francesca Morgan, Rider Goodwin Law Offices LLC
Judge Patrick Murphy, 11th JD Rebekah Pfahler, Colorado Legal Services
Judge Craig Welling, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Magistrate Beth Dumler, 18th JD Others
Magistrate Karen Hubler, 2nd JD Michelle Haynes, Domestic Relations Coordinator, SCAO (Staffs Standing Committee on Family Issues)
  Professor Rebecca Aviel - DU Sturm College of Law
Mental Health Joel Borgman, Child Support Coordinator, SCAO
Armand Lebovits Pam Bufmack, Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator, 10th JD
Dr. Kathleen McNamara, PhD Nicolle Rugh, Family Court Facilitator, 4th JD
  Sharon Sturges, Office of Dispute Resolution, SCAO
  Penny Wagner, Coordinator of Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators, SCAO
  Traci Worthan, Deputy Court Executive, 1st JD
  Director of Office of the Child's Representative or designee


If you have questions about the SCFI, please contact Michelle Haynes at


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