The Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet April 3, 2012 to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of District Judge for the Tenth Judicial District, which covers Pueblo County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable C. Dennis Maes on June 1, 2012.
Judge Maes has been a Pueblo District Court Judge since 1988 and became Chief Judge in 1995. Before being appointed to he bench, Judge Maes spent time in private practice and was also a public defender in the Pueblo Public Defender’s Office and a past director of Pueblo County Legal Services.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of the Tenth Judicial District and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 13. The appointed district court judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. Retained judges serve six-year terms.