top of page

Meet the Commission

Voting Members

Blanco_Susan.jpg

 Susan Blanco
Chief Judge
8th Judicial District
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Crane_Bethiah.jpg

Beth Crane
Attorney Shareholder
Crane & Tejada
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Espinosa_Adam.png

Adam Espinosa
District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District
Colo. Supreme Court Appointee

 

Voting Members

Dick Gast
Former Commission Chair
Colo. Access to Justice Commission
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Freeman_Alexi.jpg

Alexi Freeman
Assoc. Dean of DEI & Director of Social Justice Initiatives; Professor
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

 

Gast_Dick.jpeg
Gent_Kimberly.JPG

Kimberly Gent
Associate
The Harris Law Firm
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

 

Hassler_Wes.jpg

Wesley Hassler
Principal
Hassler Law Firm
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Kauffman_Brittany.jpg
Lipinsky_Lino.jpg

Lino Lipinsky
Appellate Court Judge
Colorado Court of Appeals
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Brittany Kauffman
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)
Governor's Appointee

Lynch_Jason.jpg

Jason Lynch
COO & General Counsel
Foundry
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Macdonald_Tim.jpg

Timothy Macdonald
Legal Director
ACLU
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Annie Martinez.webp

Annie Martinez
Principal
Bridge Legal Solutions
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

Murray_Richard.jpg

Richard Murray
Chair, Access to Justice Commission
Shareholder, Polsinelli
Colo. Senate President's Appointee

 

jack headshot (002).jpg
Schutz_Tim.jpg

Jack Regenbogen
Deputy Director
Colorado Povert
y Law Project
Colo. House of Representatives Speaker Appointee

Timothy J. Schutz
Appellate Court Judge
Colorado Court of Appeals
Colo. Supreme Court Appointee

Stark_Dave.jpg

David W. Stark
Senior Counsel
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Colo. Supreme Court Appointee

Terjak_Reenie.jpg

Reenie Terjak
Vice-Chair, Access to Justice Comm'n
Director of Advocacy
Colorado Legal Services
Colo. Legal Services Appointee

 

Brandy_Toelupe.jpg

Brandy Toelupe
Principal
Toelupe Law Office LLC
Colorado Bar Association Appointee


 

Walker_Sam.jpg

Sam Walker
Executive in Residence
Colorado Attorney General's Office
COLTAF Appointee

 

Asher_Jon.png

Jon Asher
Former Director (ret.)
Colorado Legal Services
Ex-Officio

Baca_Matt.jpg

Matthew Baca
Executive Director
Colorado Legal Services
Ex-Officio

 

Baumann_Frederick_LI.jpg

Ex-Officio & Emeritus Members

Fred Baumann
Senior Litigation Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Emeritus

Hart (Web).jpg

Melissa Hart
Justice
Colorado Supreme Court
Ex-Officio

Marro_Jackie.jpg
Poole_Diana.jpg

Jackie Marro
Access to Justice Coordinator
State Court Administrator's Office
Ex-Officio

Diana Poole
Executive Director
Colo. Legal Aid Foundation & 
Colo. Lawyer's Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF) 
Ex-Officio

Taubman_Dan.jpg

Dan Taubman
Senior Judge
Colorado Court of Appeals
Emeritus

Wagner_Penny.jpg
Zakhem_John.jpg

John Zakhem
Partner
Jackson Kelly
Emeritus

Penny Wagner
Self-Represented Litigant Program Coordinator
Emeritus

Executive Director

Elisa_Overall Headshot.jpg

Elisa Overall, who also goes by “Emo,” has dedicated her career to issues of equity and justice. In March of 2021 she was selected as the first-ever Executive Director to the Colorado Access to Justice Commission.

 

Previously Ms. Overall worked as court-appointed counsel in criminal appeals. She also lived and worked in southwest Colorado, directing nonprofit and grant work to support the region’s immigrant communities.

 

Ms. Overall is a 2014 alum of the Latino Leadership Institute, and has served on the board of RISE Colorado since 2015.

Ms. Overall and her husband have two small children and a boston terrier, and spend most of their free time picking up trails of toys.

 

She earned her B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Elisa Overall (Emo)
elisa@coloradoaccesstojustice.org

 

About ED (brief)

Director of Rural Legal Services

JR Headshot.jpeg

Jason Roberts has spent his career working to create resources and opportunities in marginalized communities. He is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school he connected with the Colorado Access to Justice Commission to support the work of creating greater justice in the state of Colorado.

 

Prior to attending law school Jason connected with students and families in a diverse and underserved community in Houston TX. While there, he helped found and served as Executive Director of Family Point Resources, a nonprofit organization focused on engaging neighbors in supportive relationships.

 

Jason has two amazing children and an incredibly loving and supportive wife. He enjoys spending as much time as possible exploring Colorado and beyond with them.

 

Jason received a B.A. from the University of Colorado, a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Jason Roberts
jroberts@coloradoaccesstojustice.org

 

About ED (brief)
bottom of page