Kirshbaum

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Howard Kirshbaum joined the staff of arbiters at JAG in 1997. Kirshbaum brings a wealth of judicial expertise to his role as an arbiter, having served 25 years as a District Judge in the Second Judicial District, a Colorado Court of Appeals judge and a Colorado Supreme Court Justice. He has also received mediation and negotiation training at CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado and at Harvard Law School.
 
Kirshbaum was appointed an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver College of Law in 1968, and has continuously presented various courses there including trial advocacy, federal courts, and legal history. He has also presented courses in law and psychology and legal history at the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has participated in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. A long-time advocate of public education about the judicial process, Kirshbaum has served as ex officio chair of the Colorado Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Council and has chaired the Colorado Supreme Court Public Education Committee.

Career Highlights 
Joined JAG as an arbiter in 1997
Adjunct Profesor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Law Clerk, Hon. William E. Doyle, United States District Court, Denver
Community and Professional Activities 
Founding Member, Colorado Trial Judges Council
Founding Member, Colorado Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Founding Member, Colorado Judicial Institute
Founding Member, Denver Arts Council
Founding Member, Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Former CEO, Colorado Legal Care Society
Former Trustee, Denver Bar Association
Past Member, Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association
Community Arts Symphony, past Business Manager, President and Concertmaster
Former Ex Officio Chair, Colorado Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Council
Past Chair, Colorado Supreme Court Public Education Committee
Former Liaison Justice to the Colorado Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee
American Law Institute
Past Director, American Judicature Society
Former Member, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Public Education
Fun Facts 
Served as captain, manager, and lowest scoring player on the Cambridge University basketball team
Short Notice Availability - (90 days or less)
For available dates beyond those shown below, please contact a JAG scheduling clerk at 303-572-1919 or 1-800-ARBITER (272-4837)
Available dates shown below are informational only and are subject to immediate scheduling via telephone, and thus, may be unavailable. To verify and hold dates, contact a scheduling clerk.

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Availability Scheduling and Exception
Howard Kirshbaum has availability and scheduling exceptions:
  • No Pro Tem Appointments
  • No Special Master Appointments
  • Limited binding arbitrations: Certain three-person panels

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