The Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, December 19, 2011, at the Arapahoe County Courthouse (7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112) to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of County Judge for Arapahoe County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Ethan D. Feldman on December 31, 2011.
Judge Feldman received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1974. From 1974 to 1980 he served as Deputy District Attorney, and later as Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Eighteenth Judicial District. He was in private practice and served as part-time Municipal Judge from 1980 until he was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court in 1992.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of Arapahoe County and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. Applications must be received by Friday, December 2. The appointed county court judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. Retained judges serve four-year terms.