Deputy Regulation Counsel
Colorado Supreme Court
Dawn McKnight is deputy regulation counsel overseeing admissions, registration, and mandatory continuing legal and judicial education. Ms. McKnight received her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. After graduating from law school, she practiced environmental law for a nonprofit, then became a civil litigation associate for a private firm. Prior to joining the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Ms. McKnight was assistant executive director and publications director of Colorado Bar Association CLE for 14 years.
Ms. McKnight is a member of the National Organization of Bar Counsel; the Denver, Colorado, and American bar associations; the Colorado Women’s Bar Association; the National Conference of Bar Examiners; and the National Continuing Legal Education Regulators Association. She is also a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation and a Circle of Minerva member of the Women’s Bar Foundation. She is the current chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Community Credit Union (d/b/a Options Credit Union). Ms. McKnight currently participates in the Supreme Court’s Lawyer Well-Being Taskforce and participated on the Advisory Committee’s Proactive Management-Based Regulation Subcommittee.
Previously, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees, the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Association for Continuing Legal Education Administrators, the Board of Directors of Community Shares of Colorado, and the Board of Directors of the Denver Women’s Hockey League. Ms. McKnight has lectured extensively about continuing legal education, legal publishing, law practice management, human resources management, and professional responsibility issues.