Amy Goscha Appointed to Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association

Kalamaya | Goscha partner Amy Goscha has been appointed to the 2017-2018 Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association. Ms. Goscha will serve as Vice President of the Fifth District on the Executive Council. Ms. Goscha’s work in the Edwards office includes extensive experience in family law.

The following is a brief interview with Ms. Goscha published in the Colorado Lawyer, August/September 2017 Edition.

Meet the New Members of the CBA Executive Council, Amy Goscha Vice President, 5th District

Please tell us a little about yourself, personally and professionally.

Personally: I am a Colorado native who is passionate about long-distance running, working hard, and helping families through difficult times. I attended St. Mary’s Academy, a small all-girls high school in Denver, where I graduated at the top of my class and played field hockey and soccer. I attended Creighton University and received my undergraduate degree in psychology. My passion for the law came from my work with juveniles in drug court in 1999–2000. I routinely visited youth on probation and reported to judges on their progress. Through this experience, I recognized that I had a desire to help individuals going through difficult times, such as divorce or dealing with the death of a loved one. I proceeded to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to pursue this passion. Today, I help families through compassion, empathy, and providing solutions to their difficult problems. I relocated to the Vail Valley in Spring 2015 from Denver. I live in Edwards with my husband, Terry Williams, and my law practice is in Avon.

Professionally: I began my legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Angela Arkin in 2008. I practiced as a family lawyer in Denver after my clerkship. I have developed expertise in cutting-edge areas in family law. I paved the family law legal framework in Colorado through testifying for the Colorado Senate Judiciary on the Civil Unions Act; establishing parental rights for parents not listed on the birth certificates of children; speaking to judges and attorneys about the issues related to dividing property when dissolving civil unions; and drafting a toolkit in Colorado for lawyers to encourage the offering of unbundled legal services.

How did you first get involved with the CBA and how has it enriched your career?

I first got involved with the CBA while in law school. I was active in the Elder Law Subcommittee and assisted in the planning of Senior Law Day. I have also been actively involved in the Family Law Section, the ADR Section, and the Moderate Income Task Force. I assist in the task force roadshows and have presented on unbundled services throughout Colorado.

What is your favorite thing about being a lawyer?

My favorite aspect of being a lawyer is assisting individuals in resolving their problems and conflicts so they can move forward in their lives. I also appreciate mentoring law students and younger lawyers. I enjoyed my time as an adjunct professor at DU and assisting students with career planning. I also appreciate working with the Access to Justice Committee, as I believe I have a duty to provide affordable legal services to clients.

Why did you say “yes” to serving on the CBA Executive Council and what are you looking forward to this year as you help lead the bar?

I said yes to serving on the CBA Executive Council to assist in elevating the legal practice and to promote lawyer involvement. The CBA provides a strong community for lawyers in Colorado. I am honored to serve on the Executive Council.

 

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