On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Theresa Slade to serve as District Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial District, which covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. Slade will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Valeria Spencer, effective immediately.
Slade currently serves as a magistrate in the Eighteenth Judicial District, a position she has held since May 2011. In this role, she has a domestic relations docket with additional duties including preliminary hearings in felony criminal matters, juvenile court trials and mental health hearings. Prior to being a magistrate she ran a private practice, Slade & Associates, from 2000 to 2011. Previously, she was an associate municipal judge for the City of Lone Tree and an associate municipal/teen court judge for the Town of Castle Rock. In these capacities, Slade dealt with all municipal cases including theft, drug and alcohol violations, and traffic.
Slade earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.