Meet the Commission

Voting Members

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Brittany Kauffman
Senior Director
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)
Governor's Appointee

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

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Timothy Macdonald
Partner
Arnold & Porter
Colo. Bar Assoc. Appointee

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Sarah Mercer
Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Colo. House Speaker's Appointee

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Kristen Mix
U.S. Magistrate Judge
District of Colorado
Colo. Supreme Court Appointee

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Richard Murray
Shareholder
Polsinelli
Colo. Senate President's Appointee

 

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

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

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Reenie Terjak
Director of Advocacy
Colorado Legal Services
Colo. Legal Services

 

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Penny Wagner
Self-Represented Litigant Program Coordinator
State Court Administrator's Office
Colo. Supreme Court Appointee

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

 

Ex-Officio & Emeritus Members

 
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Jon Asher
Executive Director
Colorado Legal Services
Ex-Officio

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Matthew Baca
Director
Community Engagement Division
Office of the Attorney General
Ex-Officio

 

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Fred Baumann
Senior Litigation Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Emeritus

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Melissa Hart
Justice
Colorado Supreme Court
Ex-Officio

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Tiffani Lennon
Executive Director
Colorado Center on Law & Policy
Ex-Officio

 

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Emy López
Director of Local Bar Relations & Access to Justice
Colorado Bar Association
Ex-Officio

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

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

 

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Dan Taubman
Senior Judge
Colorado Court of Appeals
Emeritus

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John Zakhem
Partner
Jackson Kelly
Emeritus

Executive Director

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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.

 

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