David M. Furman, MSW ’89

Colorado’s children and youth have few stronger advocates than The Honorable David M. Furman (MSW ’89), JD, a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals since 2005. He successfully proposed creation of the state’s Office of the Child’s Representative, charged with training and oversight of attorneys representing children in abuse and neglect and family law cases. In 2002, Furman recommended that a Juvenile Law Column be added to The Colorado Lawyer, published by the Colorado Bar Association, then he served as the Column’s editor through 2005. In addition to teaching at three universities, including ten years as a GSSW adjunct professor, Furman formerly chaired the Colorado Children’s Trust Fund Board, served on the Lieutenant Governor’s Committee to Promote Adoption and received a Governor’s Citation for his work on the State Task Force on Child Welfare in 1999-2000.