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February 2003       Vol. 32, No. 2       Page  39
Access to Justice

Colorado Access to Justice Commission Formed

In an effort to make equal justice under the law a reality in Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Bar Association, in cooperation with other groups, have created the Colorado Access to Justice Commission ("Commission"). The Commission will address issues that affect meaningful access to the courts, such as low-income, lack of language skills or education, location, nationality, legal status, physical or mental impairments, and other factors.

The Commission conducted its first meeting in January and further meetings will be held throughout the year. Suggestions for topics or issues to be addressed at future meetings, as well as comments, may be sent for consideration to: Colorado Access to Justice Commission, c/o Jo Ann Viola Salazar, Colorado Bar Association, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver CO 80203.

The following people have been appointed to the new Commission:

Hon. William D. Alexander, CBA, Pueblo
Hon. Angela R. Arkin, 18th Judicial District, Castle Rock
Jonathan D. Asher, Colorado Legal Services, Denver
Darla Benford, CBA, Aurora
David Butler, COLTAF, Denver
Aaron R. Clay, CBA, Delta
Yolanda M. Fennick, CBA, Colorado Springs
Pamela A. Gagel, CBA, Denver
Hon. Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., Colorado Supreme Court, Denver
Hon. Barney Iuppa, El Paso County Court, Colorado Springs
Hon. David R. Juarez, CBA, Brighto
Meredith McBurney, Legal Aid Foundation, Denve
Richard E. Mishkin, CBA, Denver
Sue Parenteau, CBA, Boulder
Lynne M. Sholler, CBA, Durango
Constance C. Talmage, CBA, Denver
Hon. JoAnn Vogt, Colorado Court of Appeals, Denver

For information, call Jo Ann Viola Salazar, Colorado Bar Association, (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736 or e-mail


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