On Friday, October 25, 2013, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Judge Russell E. Carparelli of the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective December 15, 2013.
Judge Carparelli has been on the Colorado Court of Appeals bench since 2003. He is committed to promoting professionalism in the practice of law, and is a frequent presenter at CLE programs on topics of professionalism and civility. Most recently, he spoke at CLE’s “Ethics of Rhetoric” program on October 24, 2013. He has received many awards, including the DBA Judicial Excellence Award, the ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Civility and Law Award, and the University of Virginia School of Law’s Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr., Award.
Eligible applicants for the vacancy on the court of appeals must be qualified electors in the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from the ex officio chair of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Chief Justice Michael Bender, and on the State Judicial website. A PDF of the application form must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on November 12, 2013.
For more information about application criteria, and for contact information for members of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, click here.