The Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet May 23, 2012, at the Montrose County Justice Center, to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of associate county judge for Montrose County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Diana Barber on April 30, 2012.
Pursuant to HB 12-1323, the qualifications for the Associate Montrose County Court have changed to require the judge to maintain his or her official residence in Montrose County (a class B county) and keep chambers in the portion of Montrose County included in the southwestern water conservation district. The chambers are currently in Nucla. The applicant must also be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado.
Applications are due by Friday, May 4. 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.