The Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District, which serves Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan counties. The new district court judgeship was created pursuant to HB 12-1073 and is effective July 1.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of the Sixth Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 24. 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.