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Tara Jorfald

Tara Jorfald

Need to challenge your juvenile adjudication, conviction or sentence? Contact me
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law
  • Colorado
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Summary

Tara has represented juveniles and adults in the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and district courts and county courts in the state of Colorado. She also provides advice and guidance to trial attorneys representing juveniles, and she recently argued a juvenile sentencing issue before the Colorado Supreme Court.

Tara has an expertise in litigation of cases involving children charged as adults. Tara is a member of the Colorado Graham and Miller litigation committee and is working on a number of cases involving the resentencing of juveniles originally sentenced to life without parole. Tara also works in collecting mitigating material that can be used for sentencing or parole purposes.

Tara graduated in law from the University of Denver. Tara received her BA in International Relations and Spanish from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and MPhil in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

Before practicing law, Tara spent time working as a counselor at a Colorado residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Tara also worked for the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers where she provided legal aid and assisted with asylum appeals. She then worked for the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights where, among other things, she managed a development program to strengthen human rights and democracy across South Africa.

Tara is fluent in Spanish and Norwegian.

Education
University of Denver
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
The Noble Law Firm
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
People in the Interest of J.C.: Implications for Juvenile Clients and Defenders
ADC
3rd Edition Colorado Juvenile Defense Manual (Appeals Chapter)
CJDC
Speaking Engagements
General Principles of Legal Writing and Editing-CLE, Writing to Win, Ralph Carr
Alternate Defense Counsel
Awards
Jonathan L. Olom Trial Advocacy Scholar
Jonathan L. Olom Endowment
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 46193
Member
Current
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CJDC
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
Languages
  • Norwegian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Tara Jorfald
215 Union Boulevard, Suite 305
Lakewood, CO 80228
USA
Telephone: (303) 232-5160