On Friday, March 9, 2012, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission. The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission recommends candidates for judgeships on the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. The nominating commission is comprised of volunteers, including eight non-attorneys appointed by the Governor and seven attorneys selected jointly by the Governor, Attorney General, and Chief Justice.
Each of Colorado’s congressional districts has a nominating committee comprised of one attorney and one non-attorney, and the Chief Justice Chairs as a non-voting member. An additional requirement is that no more than eight members of the Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission may be of the same political party.
The vacancy for which applications are being accepted is in the state’s Fourth Congressional District. A candidate for this vacancy must be an attorney who is not a registered Democrat and who resides in the Fourth Congressional District. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website and are due March 30, 2012. Completed applications may be mailed to Romaine Pacheco, Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions, 136 State Capitol Bldg., Denver, CO 80203; faxed to 303-866-6368; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.