Courtney Butler is a graduate of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where she graduated first in her class. While in law school, Ms. Butler was the president of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Association. She clerked for Joseph Law Firm, P.C. and the Denver Immigration Court, interned with a corporate law firm in Caracas, Venezuela, and interned with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, where she continues to volunteer as a pro bono attorney.
After law school, Ms. Butler clerked for the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Vermont Environmental Court. She then spent two years working for a private Vermont law firm before returning to Colorado, her native state. While in Vermont, Ms. Butler provided volunteer legal assistance to several immigrant and refugee nonprofit organizations. Ms. Butler continues to reach out to the immigrant community by participating in legal clinics and citizenship drives and by providing volunteer translation and interpretation assistance.
Ms. Butler is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is the Chair of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee of the Colorado Bar Association, and she is a member of the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division of the Denver Bar Association. Ms. Butler has represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Butler has lived in Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela. She enjoys international travel, and she has been fortunate to visit most of western Europe and South America, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Canada, and Mexico. In her free time, Ms. Butler enjoys long distance running, ultimate Frisbee, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and photography.
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