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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new Court of Appeals judge

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Karen Ashby to serve as a judge for the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy is a result of the retirement of Chief Judge Janice B. Davidson.


Ashby currently serves as the Presiding Judge of the Denver Juvenile Court. Prior to her appointment to the Juvenile Court, she served as a judge on the Aurora Municipal Court, as a Public Defender in the Denver Trial Office and as a solo practitioner.


Ashby earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.


The appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2013. Ashby will serve for a provisional term of two years and then until the next general election.