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Joseph N. de Raismes

Joe de Raismes is an attorney who currently serves as President of the Boulder Bach Festival, Vice-President of the Boulder Center for the Performing Arts and General Counsel of Mental Health America. Joe served as City Attorney for the City of Boulder from 1979-2003. He received his B.A., magna cum laude from Yale College in 1967 and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1970. He has served as First Assistant Attorney General of the State of Colorado, as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law and as President of the national organization of local government attorneys.
His avocation is mental health law. In addition to general legal work for Mental Health America, Joe has charge of the position statements that define MHA’s policies and wrote and maintains a comparative evidence-based analysis of complementary and alternative treatments for mental health conditions on the MHA website www.mentalhealthamerica.net.
Joe sings Russian liturgical and folk music with the Yale Russian Chorus and has been a member of the BBF Chorus for 15 years and counting.