Gov. Jared Polis on Sept. 15 appointed Katharine Lum and Karl Schock to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Lum will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael Berger, effective Oct. 29. Schock will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge David Richman, effective Nov. 5.
Lum is an attorney at Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper LLC, a position she’s held since 2012. According to the announcement, her practice consists of family law matters. Previously, Lum was a law clerk for Justice Gregory Hobbs on the Colorado Supreme Court from 2011 to 2012. Lum earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2006 and her J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law in 2011.
Schock is an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado in the Appellate Division, a position he’s held since 2015. According to the announcement, his practice consists of representing the U.S. in criminal and civil appeals.
Previously, he was a shareholder from 2014 to 2015 and an associate from 2007 to 2013 at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and law clerk for Judge Michael Murphy of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals from 2006 to 2007. Schock earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 2003 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 2006.