Chief Justice Rice Appoints Becky Briggs to Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel Commission

Chief Justice Rice’s order from December 14, 2016 appoints Becky Briggs of Pueblo, Colorado, and of the 3rd Congressional District, pursuant to section 13-92-103(2)(a) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, to the Office of Respondent Parent Counsel Commission through June 30, 2019 to fulfill the unexpired term of Allison Ernst.  Ernst was appointed as a District Court Judge in the 10th Judicial District. 

Briggs is a solo practitioner in Pueblo, Colorado where she represents clients across Southern Colorado.  Prior to establishing her office in Pueblo, she was a Deputy Colorado Public Defender who worked in Pueblo and Grand Junction.  She then entered private practice in Southwestern Colorado.  She has represented clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. 

Briggs received her law degree from Villanova University, where she was Associate Editor of Outside Articles for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.  A proud graduate of Bryan Mawr College, Briggs received her degree in anthropology from the Seven Sisters institution.

The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) provides legal representation for indigent parents in child welfare cases in Colorado. Respondent Parents’ Counsel play a critical role in achieving the best outcomes for children in child welfare cases by protecting the legal and due process rights of parents, presenting balanced information to courts, and promoting the preservation of family relationships. To learn more, visit www.coloradoorpc.org.

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