Wednesday, June 1, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Leith to serve as a probate judge in the 2nd Judicial District (Denver County). Leith will replace the Honorable C. Jean Stewart, who is stepping down June 30.
Leith, of Denver, is currently Magistrate Judge for the 2nd Judicial District, where she has served since 1999. Issues that come before her include civil discovery disputes, liquidation of damages, foreclosure issues, child support, post-decree related matters and other issues. Before becoming a magistrate, she was an Assistant City Attorney for Denver, Human Services Section (1991-1998); Deputy District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District, Child Enforcement Unit (1989-1991); private practice attorney (1989); and associate attorney for Sandra J. Plaff, Esq., (1988-1989).
Leith earned a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver (1982) and a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law (1988).
Leith’s appointment is effective July 1.