June 29, 2006 - Denver Attorney Elizabeth Starrs is New Colorado Bar Association President
June 29, 2006
Contact Stacy Chesney
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Attorney Elizabeth Starrs is New Colorado Bar Association President
Elizabeth Starrs, founding partner at Starrs Mihm & Caschette, will be president of the 15,918-member Colorado Bar Association beginning July 1. Starrs is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
She has held numerous leadership positions in the Colorado Bar Association including chair of the CBA Litigation Council, chair of the Professional Liability Committee, member of the CBA Executive Council and member of the CBA Board of Governors. Starrs was Denver Bar Association president in 2002 and on the DBA Board of Trustees prior to that.
She has been a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Judicial District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado Committee on Conduct. She has been on the Colorado Supreme Court Jury Reform Committee, and is past-president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors. Starrs is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and currently is vice president of the Colorado Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Starrs is the first Colorado woman to be inducted into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and only the third Colorado woman to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. She has the distinction of having tried more legal malpractice cases than any other lawyer in Colorado.
During her year as CBA president, Starrs hopes to support the Colorado judicial system by celebrating the 40th year of merit selection; she wants to have a network of members available to quickly respond to stories in the media; and would like to focus on COBALT, the CBA’s new leadership training program.