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Sabra M. Janko

Sabra M. Janko

Turning Change Into Opportunity
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law...
  • Colorado, New York
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Summary

Sabra Janko, Esq. practices in the areas of divorce and family mediation, divorce and family law, military divorce and family mediation and law, protection orders for victims, and non-profit association legal services.

Prior to beginning her own practice, she provided civil legal services to veterans and military families at the nonprofit association Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to include family law and Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Hudson River Valley area of New York. After relocating to Colorado, she started and managed the circa 2018 Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Clinic assisting self-represented litigants with a variety of federal court civil litigation matters.

She is a former Army JAG attorney, originally enlisting with her first assignment at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to attend Russian language training. Her last assignment was as a Professor at the United States Military Academy where she taught constitutional and criminal law.

While serving with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, she practiced in a variety of legal areas to include administrative, criminal and international law as well as legal services. She advised servicemembers, retirees and commanders on legal service matters to include family law and income tax; including running the Fort Bragg Income Tax Assistance Center. She was a paratrooper and a combat veteran serving in Iraq and Jordan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Military Law
  • Education Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
JLaw LLC
Current
Education
University of Oklahoma
M.P.A. | (Public Administration)
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The University of Maryland
B.A.
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University of Maryland School of Law
J.D.
Activities: Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy American Bar Association Public Service Internship – Mental and Physical Disability Law Section Family Law Pro Se Clinical Program
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The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
LL.M. (2009) | Military Law
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Professional Associations
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Current
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Mediation Association of Colorado
Current
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Veteran’s Administration Accreditation
Current
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Admitted to the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces Bar
Current
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Admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar
Current
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Denver Bar Association
Current
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American Legion Post 206
Current
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Colorado Bar Association Military and Veteran’s Affairs Section
Secretary/Treasurer
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Colorado's Federal Pro Se Clinic - First Steps
The Federal Lawyer
Colorado's Federal Pro Se Clinic - First Steps
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Colorado's New Federal Pro Se Clinic
Colorado Lawyer
Diagnostic Evidence Admissibility and the Multiple Personality Disorder Defense
Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy
Criminal Responsibility and Multiple Personality Defendants
American Bar Association Monograph
The Multiple Personality Disorder Defense
Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
Speaking Engagements
Firsts: Achievements of Women in the Military, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Museum of Flight
http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/3530/first-achievements-of-women-in-the-military
Salute To Military Women - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military, Denver, CO
The Colorado Bar Association Military and Veterans Law Section
The Fire - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military, The Aurora History Museum
The Aurora History Museum
https://allevents.in/aurora/brown-bag-lecture-women-in-the-military/20003121412028
The Fire – Successes and Challenges of Our Nation’s Military Women, Lowry Chapel, Denver, CO
The Denver Public Library and the Lowry Foundation
https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/we-are-fire-successes-and-challenges-our-nations-military-women
Certifications
Mediation
Mares-Dixon through Colorado Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sabra M. Janko's Website Profile
Website
JLaw LLC Website
Legal Answers
50 Questions Answered

Q. Can I file a motion to restrict or something if my ex is refusing to take our 3 year old to preschool and our MOU states
A: Your options depend on whether the MOU was issued as a court order and if the agreement required your ex to pick up and drop off your child at school. You can modify a MOU if you find that it does not meet your needs. If it has been issued as a court order, you can stipulate to a modification.
Q. My son has primary guardianship of his children. His ex tried to get him arrested and has now filed for custody.
A: I agree with the last answer. If he does not file a response, the Court can decide the matter without his input. When he files a response, he will have the opportunity to be heard and to present evidence as to why he should retain custody. Courts like to see stability for the children, however Courts ensure the safety of children as well. The reason for his detention will likely be relevant.
Q. Is there any chance that i can file a case regarding with the father of child regardless even if not under his surname
A: Please provide more information. Are you indicating that the child does not share the last name of the father? Perhaps you are asking about a paternity action? When you mention case, what kind of case are you thinking of?
Q. False numbers were turned in and my attorney didn’t show up. I was told not to show up.
A: Generally motions for child support are effective as of their filing date and are not retroactive. There is an exception for an agreed upon parenting time change. Child support is the right of the child so you will not receive an order that does not require you to support your children. You should consult with an attorney who can evaluate your case history.
Q. What protection does a person have of who can obtain a copy of a mental competency evaluation ordered by the court?
A: Generally mental exams are protected files in court cases so only parties to the action should be able to obtain them through the court process. Whether they can be obtained from the evaluator may depend on whether someone has been granted authority by a court to access the report. It would be important to know more facts surrounding the evaluation to provide a specific legal opinion.
Q. My wife and I took car of a 16 year Child for 12 months. Her parents gave no monetary support. The child moved out.
A: If you had no agreement to be compensated for supporting the child, there is no legal remedy that would automatically entitle you to support. However, it is always important to know the facts such as the circumstances of the care.
Q. Would I be able to sue the department of social services in alamosa county?
A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Social services should tell you why they took your children. You can contact them to find out. If they were concerned for the children's safety and removed them for that reason, unless they did not have a sufficient basis for the determination a lawsuit would likely not be successful.
Q. I have a child who is 18 and had dropped out of school, and moved out on his own. He has since moved back and enrolled.
A: I agree with the last answer. Because the child is not emancipated, the support continues until he is 19. The parents can not agree to an action that is contrary to a court order with regards to support as support is the right of the child.
Q. My wife needs to change court orders placed when she got divorced regarding the kids but needs a forensic assessment
A: You should consult with an attorney who will need information about any prior court orders and will need to understand the context of the need for a forensic evaluation. This matter clearly has a history involving some form of safety issue. You could also consult with a therapist who might be able to assist in a referral. Colorado Legal Services can assist some with legal matters if income eligible.
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Denver, CO 80204
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Telephone: (303) 210-4204