J.D. Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2008
B.A Northwestern University, summa cum laude, 2004
Elise Logemann is the Assistant Director for Public Service Career Opportunities. She has experience advising on a variety of public interest careers including those in government agencies, non-profits, and public interest firms. Having worked as a public defender, civil rights lawyer, and juvenile attorney in government, private, and non-profit settings, Elise has significant professional contacts in these areas in Colorado and nationally.
Elise began her career as a public defender with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where she represented juveniles and adults charged with felonies. She then joined the New York City law firm Beldock, Levine, and Hoffman, where she represented plaintiffs in civil rights lawsuits against the police department and the city. Elise then returned to Colorado, her home state, where she was a trial attorney in the Colorado Springs Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, before becoming the Executive Director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC), a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and advocacy and justice for all children in Colorado. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Elise went into private practice, representing juveniles charged with crimes in adult and juvenile court as Alternate Defense Counsel. Elise is the Chair of the Juvenile Section of the Colorado Bar Association and previously taught a Holistic Juvenile Defense Seminar for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.