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Jul 30, 2012 11:11 AM by Alyse Rzemek

DA appoints advocate for Aurora shooting victims

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The former legal director of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center has been appointed to enforce the rights of victims in the Aurora theater shooting case.

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Monday that Lisa Teesch-Maguire has been named the case's victims' rights specialist and advocate.

In a statement, DA Carol Chambers said that the office wants the very best for victims. She said that Teesch-Maquire has spent the last 1 ½ years enforcing the Colorado Victims' Rights Act in courts across Colorado.

Teesh-Maquire formerly served as the chief assistant attorney general in American Samoa and also worked as a prosecutor for Chambers.

She holds a law degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.

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