Last week, Governor Bill Ritter announced the appointments of three new judges to County and District Court benches:
- Alan Bruce Jones of Denver was appointed to the District Court bench in the 2nd Judicial District. Jones has been a partner at Holland & Hart since 1988. Before that he served as a law clerk to Judge Will Garwood of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1978.
- John Eric Elliff of Denver also was appointed to the District Court bench in the 2nd Judicial District. Elliff is currently an equity partner at Husch Blackwell. Before that he worked at Morrison Foerster as an associate and as the firm’s managing partner of its Denver office. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1987.
- Karolyn Val Quevli of Boulder was appointed to the Boulder County Court bench. Quevli is currently a deputy district attorney in the 1st Judicial District, which serves Gilpin and Jefferson counties. She also has worked as a prosecutor in the 20th Judicial District, which serves Boulder, and the 9th Judicial District, which served Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties. She earned her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1991.
District Court judges serve an initial provisional term of office of two years before facing a retention election. If retained by the voters, District Court judges serve six-year terms.
County Court judges serve an initial provisional term of office of two years before facing a retention election. If retained by the voters, County Court judges serve four-year terms.