Montgomery

Lael Montgomery joined the Judicial Arbiter Group in February 2012 after fifteen years on the bench of the Twentieth Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado. As a district court judge she presided over civil, probate, domestic, criminal, and juvenile dockets. She has tried many complex civil cases including multi-state and Colorado class actions, business disputes, medical malpractice, and construction defect cases. She was Boulder’s probate judge for two years and has been recognized for her work in family law.
 
During her time on the bench, Montgomery was active on many committees that sought to improve the justice system for the people it served. She was a member of the Boulder County Mental Health/Criminal Justice Task Force, the Boulder County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and was appointed by the Chief Justice to the statewide Colorado Respondent Parents’ Counsel Task Force. She has published articles on sex offenders, mentally ill criminal defendants and family law issues and has also given presentations and trainings on social media and jurors, conducting jury trials, elder law issues, family law issues and criminal law and probation.

Career Highlights 
Community Service Award, Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (2006)
Distinguished Jurist Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Colorado Chapter, 2004)
Community and Professional Activities 
Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues (Chair 2006-09)
Professionalism Committee, Boulder Bar Association (Chair 1999)
Chair, Adult Education Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish
Bar-Media Committee, Boulder Bar Association
Community Cycles
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Parent Advisory Board, Bixby School
Fun Facts 
Travels in a small vintage 1964 Airstream trailer
Is training for her first triathalon
Has songwriting credit for two songs on iTunes
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