Judge Kristen L. Mix

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: kristen.mix@colorado.edu


Kristen L. Mix graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, with a degree in English. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and practiced law in Denver until 2007, when she was appointed to the federal bench. Magistrate Judge Mix's expertise prior to her appointment was in labor and employment law. In 2006 and 2007, Judge Mix was recognized as a top employment lawyer by Chambers U.S.A. and named one of the top twenty-five women lawyers in Colorado by 5280 Magazine.

Magistrate Judge Mix serves on the Judicial Conference of the United States' Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judge System and on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado's Local Rules Committee. She also serves on the court's Pro Se Working Group, and is responsible for establishment of the first pro se clinic in the federal courthouse (scheduled to open in mid-2018). Judge Mix is the Secretary of the Federal Magistrate Judges' Association and served as the Tenth Circuit representative to the FMJA Board of Directors for several years. Judge Mix also chairs the Colorado Judicial Coordinating Council, which fosters cooperation between Colorado state and federal judges on matters of common interest. Judge Mix is a member of the Sedona Conference and was the judicial participant in the Commentary on Possession, Custody and Control of documents under Fed. R. Civ. P. 34. She is currently working with other members on an update to the Sedona Conference Social Media Primer.

Magistrate Judge Mix serves on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She was the judicial co-founder of the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and serves on the executive committee of the Sonia Sotomayor American Inn of Court. In 2013, Judge Mix created a public-service internship program for diverse second and third-year law students which provides internships with public employers and non-profits in the Denver metropolitan area on an annual basis. She is the proud mother of a Colorado Law graduate (class of 2015) and a frequent writer and speaker on the law.


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