Judge Elizabeth Brodsky

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: elizabeth.brodsky@judicial.state.co.us

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Judge Brodsky was appointed to the County Court bench in 2015. Prior to her appointment to the County Court bench, Judge Brodsky sat on the Boulder District Court bench as a magistrate from 2011 to 2015. Judge Brodsky earned a Bachelor?s Degree from the University of Colorado in 1994 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Brodsky served as the managing attorney of Boulder County Legal Services, she represented parents in dependency and neglect matters, she served as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children and served on the steering committee regarding the development and implementation of the Family Integrated Treatment Court in the 20th Judicial District.

As a judge in county court, Judge Brodsky handles a high volume of misdemeanor and traffic cases, including domestic violence and DUI, preliminary matters on felony cases, civil protection orders and civil cases in which the amount in dispute does not exceed $15,000.00.

Judge Brodsky's personal and professional life is defined, in large part, by public service. Throughout the course of her career, she has served the most vulnerable members of our community--those living in poverty and without a home, children, the elderly and disabled, immigrants and victims of violence. She volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children for a decade, she is the past co-chair of the Availability of Legal Services Committee, she is active with the Boulder Access to Justice Committee, she assisted with the development and implementation of a quarterly free legal clinic in Boulder and a free domestic relations mediation program. Judge Brodsky organized a free legal clinic for the Nederland community, she assists with resource fairs for mountain residents, she and her children have volunteered at their local food pantry for years, she helped create a process to more efficiently connect food pantry clientele with assistance through Boulder County Legal Services, and she and her children collected and donated over 900 books to the Read to Children Program at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility in an effort to promote literacy and maintain the connection between mothers and their children. Judge Brodsky mentors law students, she works with both interns and externs every semester, she regularly guest lectures at the University of Colorado School of Law and she developed an annual mock trial program for Nederland Elementary Fourth Graders. In 2010, Judge Brodsky was presented with the John Marshall Award for Public Service, the Boulder County Bar Association?s highest award for outstanding community service by an attorney for at-risk members of our county.