Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Gov. Bill Ritter today appointed Elizabeth Beckers Strobel of Greeley as a District Court Judge in the 19th Judicial District, which serves Weld County.
Strobel is currently a magistrate for the Weld County Combined Courts, where she handles both county and district court matter. She served as Deputy District Attorney in the Weld County District Attorney's Office from 1978 to 1982, and from 1983 to 1986 she was an associate at the Dinner, Hellerich, and Lazar Office. During her career, Strobel spent significant time in the private sector, working as a sole practitioner from 1986 to 1998, and again from 2001 to 2004. She also served as an adjunct paralegal instructor at the Institute of Business and Medical Career in Fort Collins from 2001 to 2005, where she ultimately served as the Paralegal Program Supervisor from 2003 to 2005. Strobel earned her BA from Montana State University in 1974, and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1977. 
Strobel will fill a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Roger A. Klein on June 30, 2009. The annual salary for the position is $128,598, and the initial term of office is a provisional term of two years, and then until the second Tuesday in January following the next general election.