The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced last week that Chief Judge Roxanne Bailin of the Twentieth Judicial District will retire, effective August 31, 2013. Judge Bailin was appointed to the Twentieth Judicial District Bench in 1986 after four years as a Boulder County Judge. She has been chief judge since 1998. As a chief judge, Judge Bailin oversees the administration of the courts and probation, in addition to performing her duties as District Court Judge. She is a frequent presenter at CLE programs.
The Twentieth Judicial District nominating commission will meet on July 8, 2013, to interview applicants and select nominees for the judgeship. Applicants must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years, and must be qualified electors of the Twentieth Judicial District. Application forms are available on State Judicial’s website or from the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Brian Boatright.
Applications must be submitted electronically to Justice Boatright no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate for the vacancy must submit a letter to the nominating commission, with a copy to Justice Boatright, no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Contact information for the members of the nominating commission may be found on State Judicial’s website. For more information about the vacancy, click here.