May 20, 2010
Clinical Professor Colene Robinson received a 2010 Excellence in Practice Juvenile Law Attorney Award for guardian-ad-litems (GAL) from the Colorado Judicial Branch.“It is an honor to be recognized as a child's attorney,” said Professor Robinson. “I have the best job in the world—I work with incredibly smart, interesting law students who are excited and committed to learning this area of law, lawyers in the field who teach me everything I need to know about great practice, and child clients desperately needing someone in their corner. It doesn't get better than this.”Professor Robinson, who teaches the Juvenile Law Clinic and is an advisor for the Juvenile and Family Law Program, works tirelessly as a GAL representing Colorado children involved in Dependency & Neglect and Delinquency cases. In addition, she oversees law students in the Juvenile Law Clinic who serve as student-GALs.“We’ve known all along that Colene is an excellent GAL,” said Professor Deborah Cantrell, director of Colorado Law’s Clinical Education Program. “We’re thrilled the Judicial Branch is spreading the word.” In addition, as part of the same Excellence in Practice Awards, Professor Robinson was also part of a multidisciplinary team, the Boulder Best Practice Court Team, that won the Spririt of the Summit Award.