Application for Legislative Commission for Lisa Dee Fieldman

Contact Information

Full Name

Lisa Dee Fieldman

Other Names
Lisa D. Hamilton-Fieldman

Party Affiliation

Unafffiliated

Occupation

Self-employed attorney/alternative dispute resolution. Hearing officer for several housing authorities. Temporary municipal judge, City of Fort Collins (civil cases only). Business name Ad Hoc: Comprehensive Special Master Services. Previously Civil Litigation Magistrate, 20th Judicial District, Colorado, and Special Master, US Court of Federal Claims. Resume attached.

Educational Background

Colorado native, 1976 graduate of Arvada High School. B.A. Johns Hopkins Unitversity 1980; J.D. University of Colorado School of Law, 1987. 40 hour mediation certificate, Collaborative Growth, LLC.

Zip Code

80033

Congressional District
7

Background

Past Political Activity

I have been a judicial officer and have therefore refrained from this activity.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Civil Rules; Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Bar Foundation; Colorado Women's Bar Association; Colorado Municipal Judges Association; Thompson Marsh Inn of Court.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I was a Parish Social Ministry Coordinator for Catholic Community Services from 1985-1987, taught community organizing and development in that context. I represented members of the Arvada City Council in a land use and Open Records Act dispute that eventually lead to the creation of the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. I helped the A-Line non-profit airport shuttle obtain its PUC operating permit. I collaborated in filing an amicus brief in the Taylor Ranch historic land use case.

Statement

These commissions are an exciting opportunity to implement small-d democracy in a transparent way that will galvanize participation and engagement at all stages of the process and I would like to be a part of that process.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I have been a judicial officer for almost 30 years. I believe I have acquired active listening and engagement skills during that service that help build consensus. I have learned when to help people stand their ground, and when to help them step aside. I have learned principled decision-making without being rigid or inflexible.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

Expertise is valuable when it is applied appropriately and rationally. I have adjudicated complex medical and engineering cases to develop creative, innovative solutions to problems in those cases.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

female